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How to Crochet Tutorial: Candy Swirl Pillow

How to Crochet Tutorial: Candy Swirl Pillow

Hello Everybody! I just wanted to “lolli-POP” into your news feed to share our next installment of our Halloween Costumes!! I’m a “Sucker” for swirls and vibrant colors! These Candy Swirl Pillows are such a “Sweet Treat” to add to any room of the house!!

See the Lolli-PoPs in the background of our Halloween Costume reveal:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

 

See the first piece of our Halloween costumes for this year here!

 

 

 

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

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver in 3 different colors
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
16 inch Pillow Form
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-This pillow is worked in continuous rounds. Mark your rounds as you go.
-This pillow can be made bigger or smaller by doing more rounds of the repeat or less rounds.
-I used a 16 inch pillow round, but you can stuff it with stuffing or use a smaller pillow insert.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pillow:

Round 1: With Color 1,  [1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC] into the 2nd ch from the hook, pull up a long loop so it doesn’t unravel when you’re working with the next yarn, with color 2, [1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC] into same chain as the first color, pull up a long loop, with color 3, [1 SC, 1 HDC, 2 DC] into same chain as the first color. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Begin working with color 1 again. [In the next color, put 2DC in each of the next 4 sts.] repeat for the next 2 colors. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Continue to change color for each color change section (See video tutorial for visual instructions), [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 12 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 12 times. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 st] 12 times. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 st] 12 times. (72 sts)

Rnd 7: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 5 st] 12 times. (84 sts)

Rnd 8: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 6 st] 12 times. (96 sts)

Rnd 9: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 7 st] 12 times. (108 sts)

Rnd 10: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 st] 12 times. (120 sts)

Rnd 11: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 st] 12 times. (132 sts)

Rnd 12: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 10 st] 12 times. (144 sts)

Rnd 13: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 11 st] 12 times. (156 sts)

When you finish Round 13, for each color HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sl st in next 2 sts, fasten off.

On your first circle piece, fasten off with short tails. For your second piece, fasten off 2 colors with short tails and the 3rd color with a long tail for sewing. (See video tutorial for fasten off method instructions)

Assembly:
Sew the 2 pieces together using the whip stitch and inside out, then when you have 1/3 left of your work, flip it right side out and stuff with the pillow. Then sew the rest of the pillow closed. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

 

Check out the other pieces for the costume below:

Vertical Stripe Leg Warmers:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Adult Knicker Pants:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Steampunk Cardigan:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Green Costume Wig:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

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Crochet Tutorial: Panda Plush Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Panda Plush Amigurumi

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

 

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

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Pattern:

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

Head

With Aran, work in the BLO and in continuous rounds.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 9-14: SC in each st around. (48)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 18:[SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Embroider nose and mouth on Round 11
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the panda head completely.
Rnd 21: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

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

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

Enjoy!!

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Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

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

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

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

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

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

February 4th: Mouse and Cheese Amigurumi
This may be my “cheesiest” pun yet. It’s “nacho” fault if these puns get so “stinky” you roll your eyes when I say life is “cheddar” when we’re together. When I am with you, I don’t feel “aged” or “bleu.” I do have to stay “sharp” to keep up these punny lines. Otherwise, it could look “swiss-picious” if I am laughing at these “prov-ALONE.” So, like I said, we are really “gouda” together so please, will you “brie” mine? It would be “mice” if your answer was “YES, cheese!”

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

February 13th: Gnome 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!


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February 14th: 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! I will post the blog for this pillow as soon as I’m a bit more “fresh.” Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Sending you all my love!!

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hubert the Hippo Pillow

Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hubert the Hippo Pillow

My Happy Hubert the Hippo Pillow is here!! This fun and cuddly cushion is the perfect size for your little one to curl up with! A great accent throw for a nursery or kids room! Check out this free pattern and video tutorial!


Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Hippo Pillow:

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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!! ***

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gray Heather (less than 300 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black (Less than 20 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (Less than 10 yards)
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors
-Polyfil

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


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 350 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this pillow are 15 inches long and 10 inches wide

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Body of Pillow:

With Gray, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
Rnds 11-20: SC in each st around. (60)
Rnd 21: [SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 22: [SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 24: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 25-39: SC in each st around. (48)
Rnd 40: [SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 41: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 42: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 43: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Stuff the pillow
Rnd 44: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 45: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 46: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Eyes: With Black (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
With White: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, sl st to ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch up 1, 2 HDC in same st, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (16)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew eyes to Hippo Pillow

Ears: (Make 2) With Gray, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-8: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With Flamingo or pink: (Make 2)
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose Nostril: (Make 2) With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Teeth: (Make 2) With White
Ch 6
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, put 3 SC in last st, work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across putting 2 SC in last st. (12)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew all the pieces together and to the pillow. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

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.

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

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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: On the Fringe Cushion

Crochet Tutorial: On the Fringe Cushion

Today we have the On the Fringe Cushion pattern! This great piece of home decor has a boho-inspired look and can be made in any color for your home. The slip-stitches give a look of knit, and it is accented with a bobble fringe. Get your hooks ready ladies and gents, this is a pillow cover you don’t want to miss out on making!

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You can use any size pillow you want and make this easy pattern that really dresses up your holiday decor this season! Use different colors and have this pillow for all year round!

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

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

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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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Pattern:

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


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Materials:

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

Red Heart with Love in Holly Berry (10 Yards)
Red Heart With Love in Evergreen (10 Yards)
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White (350 Yards)
12mm crochet hook for Main part of pillow
I-5.5mm Crochet Hook for the outline reverse single crochets and for the puffs
Yarn Needle
Scissors
14 inch Pillow Form

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can also chain more or less for the size pillow you are making.
-Make your slip stitches extra loose to help with the next row and inserting your hook
-Slip Stitches are very short, so you will need to make your piece more of a rectangle piece instead of a square so it doesn’t stretch and look weird on the pillow form.
-The pillow I used was 14 inches but you can use any size pillow you want, just measure your panels to be the size of the pillow form you use.

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
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

With White and 12mm crochet hook: Make 2 Panels
Ch 31 or any amount that will cover the pillow you are working over.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook VERY LOOSELY and Sl st in each ch across. (30 sl sts)
Rows 2-75: ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. (30 sl sts)
You can end this part early or keep going to make this as big as you need it to be to cover your pillow
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fringe: Make as many as you want. (I made 3)
Row 1: FSC 48 or any multiple of 6
Row 2: *Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (8 bobble fringes)

Assembly:
Reverse single crochet attaching the 2 panels of your pillow, stuff pillow form inside before completely closing it.
Attach fringe in a cool design, either a zig zag or scoops or straight across.

Enjoy!!

 

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

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


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Crochet Tutorial: Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow

Crochet Tutorial: Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow

In summer, we are surrounded by bright color and full blooms that inspire creativity. My Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow is a menagerie of hues and texture used to create this whimsical cushion. Perfect for a blast of life and color to any room of your home. Change the palette for your decor when you make your very own, or make this as a gift for someone you love!

With interior design leaning toward bohemian inspired decor, this floral accent pillow brings a nice vibe of color to a neutral room. It can offset plain walls of an apartment, and accented with some earthy plants, it can give a fun yet laid back ambiance.

You can toss this pillow on a bed and pair it with some fun throws. It can spruce up a drab bedroom! Don’t want to make a throw pillow? Make more than one of these squares to make a matching blanket!!

The backside of this pillow is a plain solid granny square, you can use that side and make a simple pillow without any floral design, just make 2 of the same square and sew them together and stuff a pillow form inside!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own pillow cover:

**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 full kit of supplies!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Orchid (Dark and Light)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Pool
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aruba Sea
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Spring Green
G-6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
-16 Inch Pillow Form


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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 16 inches, but you can stop at any round to make this smaller, or you can continue on to make it larger just repeating the last few rounds.
-This square is worked from the center outward and then small appliques are made to sew on (the appliques are optional)
-This project used about 600 yards of yarn
-The backside of the pillow was a solid granny square type of square, but you can make rows or any other backing to make yours the way you want.
-You could make a bunch of these squares and make a throw blanket and then make the pillow as a matching set!
-Colors used:
Rnd 1: Coral
Rnd 2: Orchid
Rnd 3: Bright Orchid
Rnd 4: Boysenberry
Rnd 5: Dark Orchid
Rnd 6: Jade
Rnd 7: Jade
Rnd 8: Flamingo
Rnd 9: Pool
Rnd 10: Yellow
Rnd 11: Flamingo
Rnd 12: Egg Blue
Rnds 13-22: Flamingo
Back of Pillow: Egg Blue
Flowers: Center: Yellow Outside: Egg Blue


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 6 DC in same sp, remove hook from last dc, insert hook into 1st dc of grouping, put loop back onto hook, pull through, pull tight, popcorn made
Picot: Ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook (Picot made)
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
3TC Cluster: [YO twice, Insert Hook into sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on the hook

Pattern:

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

Start with Magic Ring or ch 4 or 5 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 15 DC in ring. sl st to beginning ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: In any st, ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same stitch, * Ch 2, sk next st, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorns, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, work a 4 DC in same sp, * sc in popcorn, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning. (8 Shells)

Rnd 4: In any sc, ch 3, 6 DC in same st, *Sc in middle st of shell, 7 DC in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (8 Shells)

Rnd 5: In any SC, ch 1, sc in same st, * Ch 5, sk shell, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. (8 ch 5 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch 5 sp, ch 1, [sc, hdc, 2dc, tc, picot, tc, 2dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 5 sp around. Sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. (8 Pointed Petals)

Rnd 7: Working BEHIND your work, Attach Yarn to sc from Round 4. Ch 6, *BPSC around next sc from Round 4, ch 5, Repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 6. (8 Ch 5 sps) (Optional: Instead of BPSC’s you could just slip stitch)

Rnd 8: In any ch 5 sp: Ch 3, 5 DC in same sp, * [5DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in next sp, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, ending with [5DC, ch 2, 5DC] in last sp, sl st to ch up 3. (60 DC)

Rnd 9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in the corners, sl st to beginning. (19 DC on each side)

Rnd 10: In any corner: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. Repeat around. Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 11:  In any corner, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * DC in next 2 sts, [3TC cluster in skipped st from rnd 9, DC in next st] 10 times. DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 12: In any corner: Ch 2, [HDC, ch 2, 2HDC] In same corner sp, HDC in each st around putting [2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in each corner.

Rnd 13: Repeat round 12

Rnd 14: In any corner: Ch 2, HDC in each st around putting [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in corners

Rnds 15-22: Repeat Round 14, Turn your work each round or every other round so your square doesn’t get wonky! Watch the video tutorial to learn how to turn your work and still work the beginning corner.
You can continue to make the square bigger, or you can fasten off sooner depending on the size you need to make your square.

Fasten off,

Weave in all ends.

Backside of Pillow:
Ch 4 or 5, sl st to beginning to form a ring (you can start with magic ring if you want)

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in ring, ch 2, [3 DC in ring, Ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beg. ch.

Rnd 2: DC in each st putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners.

Repeat Round 2 as many times as you need until your square is big enough. I did a total of 15 Rounds for the back of my pillow.

Fasten off with REALLY LONG TAIL for sewing.
Optional: Crochet your front and back together using single crochet or slip stitches.

Flower: Make 4.

Ch 4, Sl st to beg. to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as DC+Ch 1 sp), [DC, Ch 1] 9 times in ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch up 4. (10 DC/10 ch sps) Fasten off
Rnd 2: In any ch 1 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [2DC, 3 TC, 3 DC] in same sp, *Sl st in next sp, [3 DC, 3TC, 3DC] in next sp, repeat from * around. (5 petals made)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Leaves: Make 8.
Ch 9
sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl St in last ch, ch 2, Sl st in same ch
Work on opposite side of foundation ch: SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in last, Sl st to beginning sc, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew appliques onto front of pillow cover. Sew front and back together but before closing completely, insert pillow form, then sew up the rest.

Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad

 

Follow this link to make the granny square version of the Blooming Daydreams. A matching blanket with this throw pillow would look great in any home!

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

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


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Crochet Tutorial: Death Star From Star Wars

Death Star

For the ultimate Star Wars fan, this Death Star is a great gift idea for any holiday or birthday!
This Death Star pillow is approximately 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
It’s pretty large, and you can rest your head on it, or have it as a decoration!
I found this original pattern online on Pops de Milk website. You can find the original PDF pattern here.

May the Force Be With You while you crochet this Death Star Pillow. Follow along with a visual tutorial on how to complete this piece.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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