FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simply Bright Granny Square

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simply Bright Granny Square

My Simply Bright Granny Square combines some of the most basic stitches to create this simple but elegant square. A combination of squares would make the perfect afghan, throw, or baby blanket.

Mix it up by doing the opposite colors in each square you make for a more checked look. Any number of color combinations would work up to make a lovely blanket for anyone.

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is a 6 inch square, if you crochet loosely, it will come out to be 6.5inches. You can use a smaller hook if you prefer to have it exactly 6 inches.

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

 

An Open Letter to the Yarn Community

An Open Letter to the Yarn Community

Dear Creators,

As a BIPOC creator and maker, it is a powerful time in history to watch as so many companies and corporations take a stand in support of Black lives and stand against racial injustice. That is how it should be. I stand on my platforms to support Black Lives and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) creators because they have long been overlooked. There is SO much talent in this community and BIPOC need more recognition and elevation. Our world is full of color and diversity. More companies have to stand for their diverse audience and understand their needs. Not turn a blind eye. Makers of color deserve recognition. Many of the fiber companies have taken a stand. Yet, some have not.

Many of you know that I was a Joy Creator for Red Heart Yarns which was bought out by Yarnspirations/Spinrite. I continued to use and promote their product in nearly all my video tutorials and projects. I stood behind their product. I was not a paid spokesperson nor was I paid money for my videos. I was given yarn support and like all makers, we do generate a small stipend from using affiliate links that generate a sale from time to time. I was always transparent about that. It is one way we can provide free patterns while still generating a small avenue of income to bring you our patterns.

In the face of recent events, the company I had been representing as a stitch ambassador and Joy Creator has not made a public statement nor taken a stance in support of the Black Lives Matter movement or to denounce the killings of black men and women. There has been no statement against racial injustice that we all witness all too often. There has not been a show of support for the community of makers of color in this industry. With that weighing heavily on my mind and my heart, I reached out in a private email and asked them to remove me from their platform and asked them to stop using my likeness on their website.

I decided it was time to move on to a company I felt better represented people of color and community as a whole. I sent Yarnspirations an email with a knot in my gut and a prayer in my heart. I waited. I did not receive a reply. I kept waiting, refreshing my inbox, checking over and over. Nearly a week had passed when none of my requests were acknowledged nor was there anyone from the company who reached out to me at any time to say anything encouraging – not even a one liner. Their silence spoke volumes. It was apparent to me that my voice was not worthy of a reply.

I decided to raise my voice then, in a more public fashion today. It was only in that route did a round-about apology come forth, yet no stand has been taken publicly on any forum. After taking things to the next level in a series of group emails and on a private blogger group did I receive this apology.

It should not be the job of the BIPOC community or BIPOC ambassadors/makers to handhold companies and tell them how to represent their community of color/diversity OR to tell the company to take a stand. The company should already know that the time has come to stand up to racial injustice and discrimination and speak for their customers and creators of color. We need to be seen. People of color have done enough for them by working for free. The company should have been doing this work LONG before now. They should have come with a BOLD and POWERFUL statement in the beginning that made everyone, ESPECIALLY Black makers and creators and creators of color feel elevated and supported.

We should not have to plea with anyone to make a stand. A statement for BIPOC creators and customers should have been the FIRST step of action and then further action could be taken going forward. That is Anti-Racism in action. A company that stands with their creative artists of color and with the nation to say their community of BIPOC matter. That would have gone so far in quelling the fears and anxieties that many of us feel. Those of us that are here as representatives of color, NEED to HEAR that companies like Yarnspirations/Spinrite stand with Black lives and other people of color as a community.

I have decided to use my voice on my platform because, like me, it is compiled of a large percentage of people of color across the entire globe. Many use their product. I used Red Heart Yarns/Yarnspirations products. I shout it out on every video tutorial on every crochet project. Yet they stay silent on my behalf and on behalf of millions of voices. That is unacceptable. The fact that there was no reply and my request for communication about this matter was ignored in my personal email was an eye-opening revelation.

My blog and YouTube channel reach over 150 countries and my nearly half-million followers on all platforms make up only 18% of my actual viewers.  I use it to speak my truth as a creator of color, as a woman, and as a PROUD young mother of a child of color – and if that truth and Yarnspirations’ stand do not align, then it is imperative for me to move on and to let others know my intentions and why. This wasn’t a hard decision, just painful to recognize that this company has taken a no stand approach and continues to take no stand other than an obscure Equal Opportunity statement.

Silence is complicit and silence is ALWAYS the voice of the oppressor. ALWAYS.

I am moving on and divorcing myself from this company that has not seen the importance of lending their voice to Black lives or makers of color, nor the enormity of what that could mean financially from me or others, walking away. If a company wants to be anti-racist then TRULY be anti-racist.  There is no tiptoeing around and waiting for the “right time.” The time was long before today.

~Nadia

 

Quick follow-up edit:

I hear and see ALL the comments on this post. Don’t worry, I AM listening. For those of you trying to call me out or say this is political-understand this – this is about human rights and human rights are NOT political. Let’s get that straight. Or those who are asking now that I posted this where am I? I am right here. Same place I am everyday – working to bring you more of this craft because that is what I do and love and I am also taking care of Nasir. Just because I am not commenting back to every comment, that doesn’t mean I have gone into hiding. This is my platform, and I do have the right to stand where I stand just as every person on this feed has the right to say and feel the way they do. I have no objections to any of that. This is about being heard in a place that has not lent more voices to this important racial matter and over the injustices that continue to be ignored or passified in this industry.

It seems like some are ok with this being ignored, that it will be swept under the rug and forgotten and everything will go back to being “comfortable” again. Do you know who stands behind the camera in every video tutorial I post? It’s my dad. Even if you don’t know him or see his face on here or he is not as vocal on this platform, he is still a HUGE part of YARNutopia. He is a HUGE part of ME! I stand for Black makers and makers of color in this industry, and I stand for my father and many people who are unseen but still have a voice that is not being heard-Don’t you get it?? My dad always says to me, “Anything worth fighting for is not going to be comfortable or easy, Nadia.” This, right here, is not comfortable, but it is NECESSARY! It is only when we feel uncomfortable that big changes can come and my hope and prayer is that change truly does come. He also tells me that sometimes you have to lose to win. Not win in monetary ways or in fame, but win in a way that you can sleep at night and wake up the next day and look at yourself in the mirror. For anyone who truly knows me, knows where I stand when it comes to racial injustice and how I feel about the Black Lives Matter movement. They know this was the right thing for ME to do. You don’t have to agree and despite all the negative things some may say, I do respect and see everyone’s comments and I am not afraid or hiding from any of it nor does it change the way I feel. Thank you.

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

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

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Moss Stitch

US Terms

Chain an even number of chains. I chained 20 in this tutorial.
Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 Ch, SC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), SC into first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last Ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in first 3 sts, *FPDC on next, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 4 sts. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you want your piece to be.

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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

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

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

Pattern:

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

Washcloth:

With Lemony
Ch 39 or any multiple of 12 + 3

Row 1: 2 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, *DC in next 5 Chs, Sk 1 Ch, DC in next 5 Chs, 3 DC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn. (Change color after this row-optional)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn

Row 4: repeat Row 3, change color after Row 4

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 3, change color after every 2 rows.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

Macro Image Game

Macro Image Game

Each month, I host a crochet related event in my group YARNutopia World. Over this past weekend, I hosted The Good Intentions Event where everyone virtually attended to use a special yarn they have kept for that “someday” project.

We have a great time connecting during these events. I always do a live lunchtime discussion and Q&A as well as stay online most of the weekend to interact and enjoy the event with a myriad of activities.

For this weekend’s game, I created a gallery of macro photos of items that are related to crochet. Below you can find the photos that I posted. Try guessing these yourself. Answer key is posted at the bottom if you get stumped.

Be sure to attend our events in the future and you, too, can enjoy some crochet camaraderie with everyone who attends!

 

 

Answer Key:

 

 

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Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

As I sit through these weeks of Safer At Home, I decided to sort through some of the yarn I have in my stash. I came across several types of yarn with similar qualities and decided to do a contrast and comparison blog. Below are my observations between Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home and Bernat Blanket Yarn. Please refer to the photos for visual observations throughout.

First let me break down the specifics between the two fibers

Sweet Home

Maker: Red Heart Yarns

  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball size: 297 g/10.5 oz, 177 meters/193 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 – Super Bulky

Retail Price: $10.99USD

Chenile style yarn

Color used in this blog: Dark Denim

Get the yarn here: https://amzn.to/2YhlDBN

 

 

 

Blanket Yarn

Maker: Bernat

  • Economical big ball size
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball Size: 300g / 10.5 oz, 201 meters / 220 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 Super Bulky
  • Knitting Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needle
  • Crochet Gauge: 7 sc and 8 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. L/11) crochet hook
  • Recommended for: Knit and crochet home decor projects

Retail price: $10.99USD

This super cozy, super bulky chenille-style yarn is available in a range of stylish shades to compliment your home decor.

Color used in this blog: Frosted Blue

Get this yarn here: https://bit.ly/2KLV0gs

As you can see in these details, the two are identical in content, similar in ball size, same care instruction, and price. Not much to break down since these particulars are so alike.

I decided to work up an identical short granny square pattern with each and compare and contrast working with each of these skeins.

I started with Sweet Home. It seems a tad lighter and more flimsy in my opinion. It makes a slightly smaller square using the same hook and pattern. There is more flow and movement in the Sweet Home because of that light and flimsy feel.

The density of Bernat Blanket Yarn seems thicker than the Sweet Home yarn and therefore this gives this fiber a somewhat firmer feel. There is less movement in the piece because of the density and firmness.

After washing:

After washing, there was no shrinking in either of the yarns and both kept their shape. The yarn is extremely soft before washing, but after washing, I personally feel like they are fluffier and softer than before! The Bernat Blanket Yarn has become more flexible and free-flowing losing some of the firmness evident pre-wash.  It’s like snuggling a light cloud. I can’t think of better words than soft, light, and fluffy.

 

Last thoughts:

While comparing these two fibers, I consistently felt they rival one another quite closely. The main difference was felt in the work up of these two fibers with Sweet Home more free-flow whereas the Bernat has more firmness. However, upon washing the consistency is nearly identical in both. I feel these two could work together and be very compatible with no blatant difference. One of the best discoveries of finding two compatible fibers is that it increases your color choices and options when creating with either of these skeins.

While working with these, I discovered a love for both and look forward to integrating them into a project in the near future. There is so much to love about a fiber that feels like these two do!

 

The crochet hook I used was a 12mm and I found it on Amazon here.

 

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the FREE crochet pattern below and the video tutorial linked in this post!

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

 

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 that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Blanket:

With Aran (main color)
Ch 124 or any even number that you want the width of your blanket to be.

Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Turn.

Rows 3-109: Repeat Row 2

If you want it bigger or smaller, just do an odd number of rows before fastening off.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Surface crochet stripes on every other row, weave in ends as you go. (See video tutorial after 10 minutes into the video and it will show you how to do the surface crochet)

Border:

Attach yarn to a corner of the blanket. (If you are following along with the video tutorial, the border starts at minute 19)
Round 1 of border: Ch 1, SC in same corner, SC in each st and each ch across to next corner, 3 SC in corner, Work down the side working SC in each row down the side and then put 3 SC in the next corner. Do this concept all around, then Sl st to first St.

Round 2 of border: Start in a MIDDLE SC of a corner, Ch 4 (counts as DC, Ch 1 sp), DC in same st, Ch 2, DC in same corner st, Ch 1, DC in same st, *Sk 3 sts, [2DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * until middle SC of corner, in middle Sc of corner, put [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 2, DC, Ch 1, DC], then repeat from * again, all around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the video tutorial on how to make this blanket below, and see the link to the FREE written instructions in this post.

 

 

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

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on 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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

I could not help myself and had to jump on the Big Cat train. You never know when you will get inspired and what will lend itself to that inspo. A recent streaming docu-drama became the precipice to making my Big Cat Tiger Hat, and who better to demonstrate how adorable this hat is than Nasir?

Using the selections of yarn in my present stash (due to quarantine, I am limited to finding projects to which lend themselves to what I have because making a yarn order is off the table for the time being) I decided to construct a tiger hat using a selection of Red Heart Yarns in Hygge, With Love, Soft, and Super Saver.

Here is the step by step pattern that will walk you through this project so you can make your very own.

Due to the constraints that our present situation has put on us. I am continuing the practice of SAFER AT HOME. Therefore, am unable to film a detailed video tutorial right now. Once the mandate is lifted and I am able to travel, my dad and I hope to film this project. A detailed piece like this deserves a top notch video tutorial for everyone. In the meantime, I hope this will suffice.

Stay safe and keep crocheting!

 

 

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gold
Red Heart Soft yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart With Love yarn in Mango
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This hat will fit a 12 month old baby, you can continue the increase as established to make the head part wider. End the increase sooner to make it smaller.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 together
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat Shell:

Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
With Mango orange

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (20)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times. (50)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times. (60)

Rnds 7-20: SC in each st around. (60)

Sl st into next st, Do not fasten off. Continue to work the first earflap

First Earflap:

Work in Both Loops, Ch 1
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off first earflap.

Skip 20 sts

Second Earflap:

Attach Yarn in both loops, Ch 1

Work in Both Loops
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)

Fasten off Mango.
With Black,
Edging: SC around the entire brim of hat.

Mouth Piece:

With White
Ch 15

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2 until there are only 2 sts left.
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:

With Rose blush Pink

Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC3TOG, HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in last Ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew White mouth piece to Hat, Sew Nose to the top of the mouth part. Embroider a line down the center of the nose all the way to the bottom of the mouth piece. Weave in all ends. (see photo for visual location)

Eyes:

Make 2 of each part.

Large part:

With Black, Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Medium Part:

With Gold,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Part:

With White,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step: Sew the gold part to the black part, then sew the white part to it, then add a safety eye, position the eyes so they are more oval shaped than circular shaped. Just pull the side and sew the pieces toward one side (see the photo of the eyes as a guide on how to sew them together)
Sew the eyes to the hat, weave in all ends.

Ears:

Make 2 in Mango

Work in continuous rounds, and in BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:

With White
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, Put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 4: SC across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. 3
Do not fasten off, Continue to SC around the entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of ear piece:

With White,
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step: Flatten orange part of ear, Sew inner ear to one side, sew the smaller circle to the back of the ear.

Surface crochet the black stripe (or you can embroider it), around the curve of the ear using black Hygge yarn.

Surface Crochet all the stripes on the hat with Black Hygge Yarn or any Black Yarn (you can also embroider these or make chains as long as you want your stripes and sew them to the hat), I did surface crochet and made my stripes at random.

Tie Braids to each earflap (optional)

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

It’s nearly shawl season here in Wisconsin. That time of year between the warm days of spring and the lingering days of winter, where we need more than a t-shirt but not a big bulky winter coat to ward off the chill of the evening. It’s the perfect time for a wrap or shawl to replace the heavy jackets we have been lugging around for months. Here is my Simple Spring Shawl to help! Simple, because it is a simple stitch throughout. This shawl can be made by anyone. Beginner to Advanced, everyone will be able to enjoy this project. Spring, because it’s the time of year where having a nice soft shawl to wrap yourself in is perfect when you need to keep yourself a little cozy when the breeze blows.

I love a versatile piece, and I love how lovely this one turned out! It can be worn not only around the shoulders, but you can wrap it around your neck as a nice scarf or even around your waist like a mini sarong. You can use my basic pattern as a starting point, but feel free to adjust or add to this pattern to make it the perfect size for YOU.

This shawl makes a great gift. Not only for yourself, but for a bride or bridesmaids, friends or family, people in a nursing home who always feel a little chilled. No matter who you make it for, it is sure to be treasured and used for a long time to come.

 

 

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

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

It’s nearly shawl season here in Wisconsin. That time of year between the warm days of spring and the lingering days of winter, where we need more than a t-shirt but not a big bulky winter coat to ward off the chill of the evening. It’s the perfect time for a wrap or shawl to replace the heavy jackets we have been lugging around for months. Here is my Simple Spring Shawl to help! Simple, because it is a simple stitch throughout. This shawl can be made by anyone. Beginner to Advanced, everyone will be able to enjoy this project. Spring, because it’s the time of year where having a nice soft shawl to wrap yourself in is perfect when you need to keep yourself a little cozy when the breeze blows.

I love a versatile piece, and I love how lovely this one turned out! It can be worn not only around the shoulders, but you can wrap it around your neck as a nice scarf or even around your waist like a mini sarong. You can use my basic pattern as a starting point, but feel free to adjust or add to this pattern to make it the perfect size for YOU.

This shawl makes a great gift. Not only for yourself, but for a bride or bridesmaids, friends or family, people in a nursing home who always feel a little chilled. No matter who you make it for, it is sure to be treasured and used for a long time to come.

 

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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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
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Chain 1 before AND after your chain 3 corner. (See video tutorial for specific instructions)

 

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

Pattern:

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

Shawl:

Ch 3, Sl st to first Ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as DC + Ch 3 sp), DC into the ring, Ch 1, DC into the ring, Ch 3, DC into the ring, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1), DC into first st, 4 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in next st, [DC, Ch 3, DC] into Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, 4 DC in Ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, DC in first st, Ch 1, DC in Ch 1, sp, Ch 1, DC in next st, *Ch 1, Sk next st, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to the ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 3, DC] into ch 3 sp, Ch 1, DC in next st, *Ch 1, Sk next st, DC in next st, repeat from ** until end, ending this row with Ch 1, DC in Ch 1, sp, Ch 1, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in last st, Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, DC in first st, Ch 1, DC in Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, DC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you get to the ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 3, DC] in ch 3 sp, ** Ch 1, DC in next Ch 1  sp, repeat from ** until the last st, DC in last Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [DC, ch 1, DC] in last st.

Rows 5-43: Repeat Row 4
You can do more rows if you want it to be larger.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of KnitCrate

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

My Wee One Bonnet is a mix of moss stitch granny squares and a few other fun stitches that works up nicely in this cute unisex bonnet! I made this one in Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep Yarn in the color VIP but don’t be limited to that! You can make this in every color of the rainbow for all the babies or Wee Ones that you know!

This little bonnet has a bit of a square shape which makes this have a little bit of a vintage appeal. Many of the old school bonnets had a similar shape and this one is a sweet one to resurrect this fun look. One of these would make a lovely addition to any layette.

This bonnet is a year round wear item, but is perfect for fitting under a hood since it has little bulk. It is also nice for springtime to protect ears from a slight breeze or chill in the air. You can’t go wrong with one of these for your little one or for a gift!

 

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

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in VIP
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

My Wee One Bonnet is a mix of moss stitch granny squares and a few other fun stitches that works up nicely in this cute unisex bonnet! I made this one in Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep Yarn in the color VIP but don’t be limited to that! You can make this in every color of the rainbow for all the babies or Wee Ones that you know!

This little bonnet has a bit of a square shape which makes this have a little bit of a vintage appeal. Many of the old school bonnets had a similar shape and this one is a sweet one to resurrect this fun look. One of these would make a lovely addition to any layette.

This bonnet is a year round wear item, but is perfect for fitting under a hood since it has little bulk. It is also nice for springtime to protect ears from a slight breeze or chill in the air. You can’t go wrong with one of these for your little one or for a gift!

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on 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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in VIP
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Granny Square:

Make 2
Ch 2

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, [Ch 2, SC in same ch as first SC] 3 times, Ch 2, Sl st to first SC.

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner,*  Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 3: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, *Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC Ch 2, SC] in corner, * [Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp] repeat until you get to the next corner, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into corners, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC.

Rnds 5-10: Repeat Round 4

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Center ribbing:

Work in BLO to make the ribbing look

Ch 17

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (16)

Row 2: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-40: repeat Row 2

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew the center ribbing piece to the granny squares. See the video tutorial for specific visual instructions. See photos for visual instructions as well.

Bottom Cuff:

Attach Yarn to bottom corner of bonnet (see video tutorial for specific location)

Row 1: Ch 2, DC across the bottom of the bonnet, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), DC in first st, FPDC on next, BPDC on next, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Ties/Straps

Attach yarn to bottom corner of bonnet (do this for both straps)

Ch 51, SC in 2nd Ch and each ch across until you get back to the bonnet. Sl st to bonnet. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

We are launching our One-Skein Weekend with this fantastic Book Sleeve! I love this so much, and any reader in your life (including yourself) will just love to have one of these for carrying their current book on the go! These pouches can be made to accommodate any size and you can change the pattern to make yours according to whatever size you want. Even if you don’t carry a book around, this would be a very nice sleeve for your iPad or tablet! This is a great idea for us crocheters on the go to take our digital patterns with us wherever we go! This stitch is the Waistcoat Stitch and although it is a crochet stitch it gives the appearance of a tight Knit Stitch. This is perfect for so many items that you can adapt from this one fun pattern! Enjoy the versatility of this great project, and I can’t wait to see all your creations!

 

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Hopscotch in Somersault (one ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

 

Pattern:

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

Book Sleeve:

Work in continuous rounds and work your SC stitches INTO the stitch and not in the top loops (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (The location is in between the two vertical lines of the SC stitch)

Ch 26

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 2: SC into each st around (work INTO the stitch, not in the top loops), Work in continuous rounds.

Rnds 3-35: Repeat Round 2
You can make yours longer if you wish to, just continue making SC around working INTO the stitch.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Create a loop by attaching the yarn to the center back, chain 10, Sl st into next st. Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Assembly: Sew a button to the front so the loop can wrap around it. (See photos for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

We are launching our One-Skein Weekend with this fantastic Book Sleeve! I love this so much, and any reader in your life (including yourself) will just love to have one of these for carrying their current book on the go! These pouches can be made to accommodate any size and you can change the pattern to make yours according to whatever size you want. Even if you don’t carry a book around, this would be a very nice sleeve for your iPad or tablet! This is a great idea for us crocheters on the go to take our digital patterns with us wherever we go! This stitch is the Waistcoat Stitch and although it is a crochet stitch it gives the appearance of a tight Knit Stitch. This is perfect for so many items that you can adapt from this one fun pattern! Enjoy the versatility of this great project, and I can’t wait to see all your creations!

 

 

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

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below

Although I used Red Heart Yarns in this project, here is a great substitution of yarn that works great as well. Brava yarn by WeCrochet/Knit Picks

-Red Heart Yarns Hopscotch in Somersault (one ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

My Punny Valentine 2020

My Punny Valentine 2020

The tradition continues with my annual Punny Valentine’s. Each year, I create these silly sentiments using crochet and puns. I try to be as creative and amusing as possible. I do, however, have to match a pun to something I can create using my crochet magic. It is NOT easy, let me tell you, this blog showcases my collection from 2020. You can check out my 2018 Punny Valentine’s Here! See my 2017’s Punny Valentine’s here and my 2016’s Punny Valentine’s here! Do you have a fun pun to share? Let me know in the comments section. Share a possible pun that might show up in my 2021 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

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

Two Stitch Grande Scarf

 

 

 

Alpine Stitch Mittens

 

 

Sweetheart Baby Hat

 

 

Cow Amigurumi

 

 

Have a Heart Flip Flops

 

Alien Puppet

 

 

Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

I’m taking it “slow” this morning as I finish wrapping up our Valentine’s puns! I really enjoyed “hanging” with you these past two weeks sharing my projects. I really love it “a sloth.” Now that this series is over I can take a little time to “relax” maybe even have a cuppa “slothee.” Maybe be a little “anti-sloth-al” for a day or two and enjoy Valentine’s with this sweet boy. He will be just “hanging out” with his mama all day. I am not trying to get all “philo-sloth-ical,” but this has been a very “sloth-some” experience to really help me “move slowly” back to a regular crochet schedule. Up until recently, I have been in total “sloth-mode”. Thanks for being so “sloth-ful” and kind everybody! Enjoy the final Punny Valentine! ❤ Nadia, Nate, and Nas ❤

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Cafe Latte, Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Latte
Polyfil
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook and Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The Lovey Square measures 18 inches across, but you can make it as long/wide as you want

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sloth Lovey

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sloth Lovey
I’m taking it “slow” this morning as I finish wrapping up our Valentine’s puns! I really enjoyed “hanging” with you these past two weeks sharing my projects. I really love it “a sloth.” Now that this series is over I can take a little time to “relax” maybe even have a cuppa “slothee.” Maybe be a little “anti-sloth-al” for a day or two and enjoy Valentine’s with this sweet boy. He will be just “hanging out” with his mama all day. I am not trying to get all “philo-sloth-ical,” but this has been a very “sloth-some” experience to really help me “move slowly” back to a regular crochet schedule. Up until recently, I have been in total “sloth-mode”. Thanks for being so “sloth-ful” and kind everybody! Enjoy the final Punny Valentine! ❤ Nadia, Nate, and Nas ❤

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Cafe Latte, Charcoal, Denim
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Latte
Polyfil
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook and Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The Lovey Square measures 18 inches across, but you can make it as long/wide as you want

 

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

Pattern:

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

Sloth Lovey

 

Granny Square:

Using White and Denim Yarn
Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Ch 3
Rnd 1: 3 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, Ch 2, [3 DC in the same ch as first 3 DC, Ch 2] 3 more times, Sl st to first DC, Turn.

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 3, DC in same corner, Ch 2, 2 more DC in same corner, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2DC] in next ch 2 corner sp, Repeat From * around, sl st to first Ch 3 st, (Fasten off color, change color every 2 rows). Turn work.

Rnd 3: In any corner, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2DC] in next corner sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to first Ch 3 st, Turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to first Ch 3 st. Turn. Fasten off color. Change color.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your square is as large as you want it to be, I ended on Round 16.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Head:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Holding 2 strands of yarn at the same time, use Hygge in Latte and Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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)

Rnds 6-12: SC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 14: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (18)

Stuff the head with polyfil before going onto the next round.

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

Fasten off with long strand for sewing

Arms:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Holding 2 strands of yarn at the same time, use Hygge in Latte and Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Fingers:

Make 2 with G-4.25mm crochet hook and Charcoal Yarn

Row 1: Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch and each ch across, Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook and next 4 chs, Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook and next 4 chs. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. (Shape your claws to curl, and sew them to the end of the arm–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

Face Backing:

With White, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Ch 6,

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and each ch across, Ch 1, turn. (5)

Row 2: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 4: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 5: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 6: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 7: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (11)

Row 8: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 9: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (13)

Row 10: SC in each st across, continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Antenna:

With Charcoal, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Make 2

Ch 5

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch, Turn, SC around entire Piece.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Embroider Black Dots for eyes or use Safety Eyes.

Assembly: Sew The white part to the head, then sew the eyes on the face, then embroider the nose and mouth. Sew the head to the lovey square, then stuff and sew the arms to the lovey. Sew the fingers to the ends of the arms if you haven’t done that yet. Weave in all your ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

It feels like I have traveled the “universe” to find projects that are “out of this world”! I feel “over the moon” to add my One-Eyed Alien Hand Puppet to the mix! I try to be “down to earth” and find projects that appeal to all. This series has seen “galactic” popularity, but it is a big “comet-ment!” I just had to “space” them out just right. I don’t know anyone in the “galaxy” who likes puns as much as I do, so I had to “planet” out weeks in advance. The “sky is the limit” and I “moon” over the ideas for days. I do this because all of you are so “space-ial.” You think these puns are “solar-ious” and that inspires me to “meteor” expectations. I always knew it was “written in the stars” to do this and you all helped “rocket” my success. I do understand the “gravity” of this job. “Saturn” that frown upside down and enjoy today’s punny Valentine project. Disclaimer: I hope no one will “comet me” for the amount of puns in this caption that cause you to roll your eyes! Ha!

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Spring Green, Purple
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This puppet measures 10 inches tall when finished.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

It feels like I have traveled the “universe” to find projects that are “out of this world”! I feel “over the moon” to add my One-Eyed Alien Hand Puppet to the mix! I try to be “down to earth” and find projects that appeal to all. This series has seen “galactic” popularity, but it is a big “comet-ment!” I just had to “space” them out just right. I don’t know anyone in the “galaxy” who likes puns as much as I do, so I had to “planet” out weeks in advance. The “sky is the limit” and I “moon” over the ideas for days. I do this because all of you are so “space-ial.” You think these puns are “solar-ious” and that inspires me to “meteor” expectations. I always knew it was “written in the stars” to do this and you all helped “rocket” my success. I do understand the “gravity” of this job. “Saturn” that frown upside down and enjoy today’s punny Valentine project. Disclaimer: I hope no one will “comet me” for the amount of puns in this caption that cause you to roll your eyes! Ha!

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on 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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Spring Green, Purple
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This puppet measures 10 inches tall when finished.

 

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

Pattern:

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

Alien Puppet

Head and Body:

With Spring Green

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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)

Rnds 7-15: SC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 19: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 20: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 21-23: SC in each st around.  (42)

Rnd 24: Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in next 12 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rnd 25: SC in each st and each ch around. (42)

Rnds 26-40: SC in each st around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms

(Do this for both arm holes)

Rnd 1: Attach main color (spring green) to one of the arm holes, Ch 1, SC 12 sts evenly around,
Work in continuous rounds,

Rnds 2-9: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

SC 1st and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.

Polka Dots:

Make 4
With Purple

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew to puppet.

Antenna:

Make 2 with Purple

Ch 2 (work in continuous Rounds)

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

Rnds 2-15: SC in each st around. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to top of head.

Eyes:

With White
Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, [DC, HDC] in next st, 2 SC in next, [HDC, DC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [DC, HDC] in next st, 2 SC in last st, Sl st to first St. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts. Sl st to first st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Use Safety Eyes for the eye or embroider the eyes. (DISCLAIMER: If children are playing with this puppet, be sure to supervise if you are using safety eyes. Small parts are a hazard for choking.)

Embroider Mouth with black yarn on puppet

Assembly: Sew all the pieces to the alien puppet using the video tutorial for a visual guide. Sew in all your ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

FREE Crochet Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

I have “walked” through these punny patterns year after year. I try to “take steps” to bring a variety of fun projects and not “step on any toes” when making these. My Have A Heart Flip Flops are the perfect project to “heel” many of us from these long winter blues! I can’t be the “sole” individual that is getting a bit of cabin fever!? This winter has been “laced” with so much time to crochet, but it honestly is starting to consume my “sole!” Hopefully, a few of these projects will have you falling “head over heels” and eager to make some! This one is a “shoe-in” for one of the easiest! Just take it “one step at a time.” While you are working on this next punny project photo-tutorial, I am heading out for some “shoe-shi” with my “sole-mate!” Ok, I will stop here before I insert my “foot in mouth” any further! Ha!!

 

 

First, gather your supplies:
Flip Flops, Size H-5.00mm crochet hook, Scissors, Yarn needle, and some yarn.

 

Then make a slip knot and attach that loop to your hook. Work around the strap of the flip flop as you see in the photos below. Just make a single crochet stitch around the strap.

 

When you work around the toe separator in the sandal, just go from one side of that post to the other side. You do not have to work around that post at all.

 

 

 

When you are ready to fasten off, just chain 1, cut your yarn, and sew in your end.

You can make a flower or a heart or leave it plain. It’s totally up to you!

Here’s the pattern for the heart I added to my flip flop:

Heart: (Optional)

Round 1: Ch 3, 12 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first st. (12)

Round 2: Ch 1, dc in the same stitch. [tr, tr, htr] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc, ch1] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 SC in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc] in next st, [htr, tr, tr] in next st, [dc, ch1] in last st, st sl in the same stitch. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Sew heart to flip flop. (embellish with a button if you’d like!)

Enjoy!!

 

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Cow Amigurumi

I feel like I am having a “Deja-Moo” from last year creating all of the corniest puns. I get so “a-moos-d” making these captions. I am trying hard to not push “pasture” tolerance of ridiculousness, but you know I am here to “bull-doze” you over with too many puns. Once I get started, it’s “udder-

ly” hard to stop! I try to “beef” these up year after year, I try to “cow-culate” the best projects to deliver the best captions. It’s not easy, but if you don’t like them, I try not to cry over spilled “milk” and “moooo-ve” onto the next! I think this little cow is going to be “legen-dairy.” All I know is with this project, the “steaks” have been raised! “Holy Cow” I think you have “herd” enough.

 

 

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


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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Gold, Pink
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This cow measures 8 inches tall when finished.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

I feel like I am having a “Deja-Moo” from last year creating all of the corniest puns. I get so “a-moos-d” making these captions. I am trying hard to not push “pasture” tolerance of ridiculousness, but you know I am here to “bull-doze” you over with too many puns. Once I get started, it’s “udder-ly” hard to stop! I try to “beef” these up year after year, I try to “cow-culate” the best projects to deliver the best captions. It’s not easy, but if you don’t like them, I try not to cry over spilled “milk” and “moooo-ve” onto the next! I think this little cow is going to be “legen-dairy.” All I know is with this project, the “steaks” have been raised! “Holy Cow” I think you have “herd” enough.

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on 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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Gold, Pink
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This cow measures 8 inches tall when finished.

 

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