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Crochet Tutorial: Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket

Chunky blankets are all the rave lately. Perfect for any decor, be it the bedroom, living room, or cozy sitting area, my Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket will be the ultimate room accessory. A bold statement that is not only striking in any room of your home but also functional.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this blanket:

**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.”

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 966 Yards of yarn for this whole project.
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Oatmeal (9 balls)
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Teal (12 balls)
Stitch Marker
-N-12.00mm Crochet Hook (Find cool hooks I usually use in my video tutorials here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

Ch 75 or any multiple of 2 +1

Row 1: In the Second Ch from hook, pull up a loop in each of next 5 chs, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1. *Pull a loop through the “eye” formed by the Ch 1 just made, pull a loop through back of last loop of star st, pull a loop through same ch where last loop of star st was made, pull a loop through each of next 2 chs, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1. Repeat from * to the end of the row, HDC in the last ch, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in HDC, SC in “eye” of next star, 2 SC in the “eye” of each star stitch across, ending with SC in top of the turning Ch, Ch 2, Turn.

Row 3: Pull a loop through front strand of 2nd Ch from hook, pull a loop through back strand of same Ch, Pull a loop through each of the next 3 Sts, YO and pull through the 6 loops on the hook, Ch 1. *Pull a loop through the “eye” formed by the Ch 1 just made, pull a loop through back of last loop of star st, pull a loop through same St where the last loop of star st was made, pull a loop through each of next 2 Sts, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * to end of the row, HDC in last turning Ch. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-70: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 2 (Single Crochet Row)

Assembly step:
I changed color every 10 rows. See video tutorial for visual instructions on changing color and if you run out of yarn during your project.


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Enjoy!!

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Like this blanket?? Try making the Steampunk and Stars Cowl!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

You asked. I answered. I hear you! My Spring Sun Mandala Vest is complete! Yes, this makes me as happy as it will you! This was made with Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa. Can I say I am completely in love with this yarn without making my fiancé jealous? Let’s hope, because I am!

I made this to fit me. I am 5′ 2″ and I generally wear a size Small/Medium. I have given instructions in the Notes Section and in the video tutorial to alter this pattern to make it larger.


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Something you may not know about my work process, is that I design my pieces off camera first, perfect the pattern, fix all the quirks, and get all my mistakes ironed out before filming my final piece in my tutorials. I first designed my Spring Sun Mandala Vest pattern using Caron Cakes in the color Macaron. This was my original prototype for testing the pattern. I filmed the video in the Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre that I posted above, but if you are interested in seeing how the Cakes work for this piece, this should give you a pretty good idea! No matter what yarn is used, this piece is sure to be a big hit!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Mandala Vest:

**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!

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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 Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cafe Latte
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Brooch Pin

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 mandala vest!

NOTES:

-This project uses 1100 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 to learn how to make this BIGGER
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 43 inches across (112 cm), Arm Holes are 18″ around (46cm), and Shoulders across are 15″ (38cm)
-This project took me approximately 20 hours to complete.
-To make this bigger, you can repeat Round 16 when you get to that point, you can also repeat Round 18 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 26 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 28 when you get to that point, and you can repeat Round 31 when you get to that point.
-I used 2 full Caron Cakes, but I was unable to finish the last 2 rounds of the pattern, so I would suggest about 3 Caron Cakes to finish the pattern.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC4TOG: Double Crochet 4 Stitches Together
V-Stitch: [Double Crochet, Chain 2, Double Crochet] in indicated space
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:

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

Mandala Vest:

Start with Magic Ring or Ch 6, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout), 15 HDC into ring. Sl st to beg ch up 2. (16)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), DC in same st, * CH 2, SK 1 st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. (8 ch 2 sps, 16 sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 2, 2 HDC in same sp, *Ch 3, 3 HDC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 2. (24 HDC, 8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in ch 3 sp, * Ch 2, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC. (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Sl st to middle DC of a petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, V-Stitch in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, SC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (8 SC, 16 DC, 24 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 6: In SC, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Sk ch 2 sp, [4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next V-Stitch, Sk ch 2 sp, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 2 sps, 64 DC, 8 SC)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, BPSC around 4 sts, *[2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC around next 9 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 8: Ch up 3, DC in next 2 sts, *Ch 2, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 3 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st in each st to get to next ch 2 sp before a SC, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch sp, *SC in next SC, 3 SC in next ch sp, SC in next 3 sts, (Working BEHIND ch sp) DC in next 3 sts sk’d from Previous round, SC in next 3 sts on current round, 3 SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 10: Sl st to middle SC that’s in a SC from prev. round (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same st, Ch 3, * [3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in ch 3 sp from Rnd 8, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, SC in next st, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Petals, 8 SC, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 7 SC in middle TR of Petal, Ch 7, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC if you are changing color. If you are not changing color, End with Ch 3, TR in first SC of round. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 12: In Ch sp, Ch up 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 7, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * around, end with Ch 3, TR in first SC. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 8, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (16 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 14: Sl st into Ch 8 sp, Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 9 DC in same sp, *10 DC in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (160 DC)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. (160 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st FPDC, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC. (160 Sts)

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 16 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 17.

Rnd 17: Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-stitches)

Rnd 18: Sl st into V-Stitch, Ch 5, DC in same sp, V-Stitch in each V-Stitch around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-Stitches)

Rnd 19-20: Repeat Round 18

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 18 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 21.

Rnd 21: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in same sp, *3 DC in next V-Stitch, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (240 sts)

Rnd 22: In gap between 3DC grouping, Ch 1, SC in same gap, Ch 4, Sk 3 sts, SC in next gap, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (80 Ch 4 sps)

Rnd 23: Sl st in Ch 4 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 4 sp around, sl st to first SC. (80 petals)

Rnd 24: Start in the middle DC of a petal (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 6 (Counts as DC + Ch 3 Sp), DC in middle DC of next petal, *Ch 3, DC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd Ch of beg. ch 6. (80 DC, 80 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 25: in Ch 3 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 5 DC in same ch sp, * 6 DC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Rnd 26: Ch up 3, DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 26 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 27.

Rnd 27: Making the Armholes: Ch 3, DC in next 9 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in next 40 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in the rest of the sts on this round, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: **If you need the armholes to be bigger or smaller, just FDC more or less and skip more or less stitches**

Rnd 28: Ch 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 28 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 29.

Rnd 29
: Ch up 3, DC3TOG, *Ch 4, DC4TOG, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg DC3TOG stitch.

Rnd 30: In ch 4 sp: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *5 DC in next Ch 4 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Rnds 31- 35: Ch up 3, DC in Each St around, Sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 31 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk and Stars Cowl

steam·punk: /ˈstēmˌpəNGk/ noun — a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.

This Steampunk and Stars Cowl has me feeling fierce! This design includes elements like buttons, cogs, chains, and leather to add to the steampunk fashion feel. I was working to achieve a more edgy design by adding asymmetry.

Change this look up by eliminating or replacing the buttons with other embellishments. Add fringe to both sides. Change the yarn color for an entirely different look. Bright colors would add whimsy whereas dark colors would add edge.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Steampunk and Stars Cowl:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

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

Materials:

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

Red Heart Yarns Unforgettable in Thunder
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Steampunk Buttons (You can find these at any craft shop)
Chain links (one Large and one Small) I got all my embellishments at Jo-Ann Fabrics
Pliers for opening and closing chains
Leather Buckle Clasp
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 120 yards of yarn for this project. (1 full skein and part of another skein)
-This piece is 13 inches long (34 cm) from neck to point

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
Star Stitch
SC3TOG: Single Crochet 3 Together

Pattern:

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

Ch 71 or any odd number

Row 1: In 2nd ch, YO, pull through, and in each of next 4 chs (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 chs (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last ch, turn. (32 stars)

Row 2: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (65 sc)

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as st), pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc.

Rows 4-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 11: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 15 more times. HDC in next st, (17 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 12: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (35 sc)

Row 13: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 13 more times. HDC in next st, (15 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 14: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (31 sc)

Row 15: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 11 more times. HDC in next st, (13 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 16: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (27 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 9 more times. HDC in next st, (11 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 18: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (23 sc)

Row 19: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 7 more times. HDC in next st, (9 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 20: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (19 sc)

Row 21: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 5 more times. HDC in next st, (7 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 22: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (15 sc)

Row 23: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 3 more times. HDC in next st, (5 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 24: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (11 sc)

Row 25: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 1 more time. HDC in next st, (3 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 26: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (7 sc)

Row 27: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, HDC in next st, (1 star total), Leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 28: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next st, SC in turning ch, turn. (3 sc)

Row 29: SC3TOG, Ch 1.

SC around entire piece (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Picot up one edge of angle.
Picot: *SC in next, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next st, repeat from * until you are done with making the picot sts.

Add fringe to other side of angle part.
Add buttons, chains, buckles.
See video tutorial for embellishment placements.

Enjoy!!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Rustic Evergreen Ornament

This Rustic Evergreen Ornament is a simple yet festive touch to your country Christmas decor. This darling accent also makes a great gift topper embellishment! Using your scrap yarn, this easy to make project is a lovely touch that will make your home feel warm and welcoming.

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Crochet strips tied and shaped around an everyday stick accented with rich shades of green and brown, topped with a small star make this item one of the easiest and most cozy DIY projects you will make this holiday season!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament:

**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:

**Use all the supplies in this kit to make this ornament**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Scraps only in shades of green/tan)
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Twig (Stick from outside)
Thread (to make it into an ornament)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-The smaller the hook, the better
-The stick I used was about 7 inches long
-Be careful tying your knots to not snap the twig in half

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
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Tree:

Top Strands: Make 2
FHDC 15, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 19, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 23, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Last Strands: Make 2
FHDC 27, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

You should have 8 strands in total.

Assembly step:
Tie all strands to twig (See video tutorial for visual instructions

Star:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Assembly:
Attach Star to top of tree on twig and tie a strand of thread for an ornament. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Celestial Delight Granny Square

I created this Celestial Delight Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a look that reminds me of wild stars in the universe! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to make your own granny square:

**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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

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 8 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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 (YO twice)
DTR: Double Treble Crochet (YO 3 times)
TTR: Triple Treble Crochet (YO 4 times! Woah!)
Beg cluster: YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook, YO Pull through, YO pull through 2 loops, YO pull through 3 loops on hook.
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on hook.
SC3TOG: Single Crochet 3 Together Decrease

Pattern:

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

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning. (8)

Rnd 2: In any st, ch 2, HDC in same st, 2HDC in each st around, sl st to ch 2. (16)

Rnd 3: Between HDC groupings, Ch up 3, beg. cluster in same sp, *ch 3, cluster between next HDC grouping, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. cluster. (8 clusters)

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp, *ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 2 chs, Sl st into ch 3 sp, sc in cluster st, sl st into next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 8. (8 Points made)

Rnd 5: At the base of any point, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in top of point, sc in next 6 sts, sc3tog over [sl st, sc, and sl st], sc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * around, ending with sc3tog. sl st to beginning sc. fasten off.

Rnd 6: In any ch 3 sp at the top of a point: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, sk 1, * DC in next, Sk 1, TR in next, Sk 1, DTR in next, Sk 1, TTR in next, Sk 1, DTR in next, Sk 1, TR in next, Sk 1, DC in next, sk 1, sc in ch 3 sp, sk 1, repeat from * around.

Rnd 7: In any corner, Ch 3, [dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in same sp, *HDC in next st, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 sts, TC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 3 sts, HDC in next, DC in next, TC in next, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in next, HDC in next, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, repeat from * around. Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 8: SC in each st around putting [sc, ch 2, sc] in corners.

Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

 

 

Crochet Tutorial: Star Ornament

“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.”

How lovely would it be to decorate your tree full of crocheted stars and to make a wish upon each one?! Make yours today! These would be adorable gift toppers for the ones you love.

Ornament

 

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament!

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver in Scraps
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
There are no notes for this pattern. See video for visual instructions.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
Puff Stitch: Y/O, go into specified stitch, Y/O, Pull Through, Y/O, go into specified stitch, Y/O, Pull Through all 7 loops on hook.

Ornament
Ch 7, Sl st into first ch to form a ring, ch 2
Rnd 1: *Puff Stitch, ch 1, repeat from * 4 times. Sl st to first puff stitch. (5 puffs & 5 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2dc in first stitch, ch 1, 3 dc in same stitch. {Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, 3 dc} in each puff stitch around. End with ch 1, sl st to beginning ch 3 of round. (See video for visual instructions for this portion if it gets confusing)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *{3dc, ch 3, 3dc} in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around. (The points of the star are created on this round)
fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing:
View video tutorial on how to make a loop for the ornament. Or, you could add a ribbon and a button to make your ornament.

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me 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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~Nadia