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Video Tutorial: Make Your Mark Bookmark

Video Tutorial: Make Your Mark Bookmark

My second installment of this series is the Make Your Mark Bookmark! This EASY BEGINNER project is THE perfect gift for the book lover in your life! Paired with a great novel, this handmade addition will make gift giving more special! I have the first Ribbon Bookmark installment here.

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

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie in any color
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
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Mini Squares: Make 5
Ch 4
Sl st to first ch to form ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, [3 DC into Ring, Ch 2] 4 times. Sl st to first DC, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Sew all 5 squares together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Border Round 1: Attach yarn to corner ch 2 sp, Ch 1, **3 SC in corner, SC in next 3 sts, 3 SC in next corner, SC in next 3 sts, *SC in ch sp, Ch 1,  SC in next Ch sp, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * until next corner, repeat from **  around, ending with SC in last 3 sts, Sl st to first st. Fasten off.

Border Round 2: Attach yarn to middle SC of any corner of a short side, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in same st, SC in next 3 sts, Picot, SC in next 2 sts, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in next corner st, SC in each st and each ch sp to next corner, [SC, ch 2, SC] in next corner, SC in each st to next corner, [SC, ch 2, SC] in next corner, SC in each st to next corner. Close round and fasten off.

Assembly:
Make a tassel and attach to the picot (See video tutorial on how to make a fancy tassel!

Enjoy!

 

 

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf

When you think of boho-style fashion, what comes to mind? Most people might immediately think of bare feet with bell bottom jeans and funky headbands. Although one can incorporate those two fashion pieces tastefully into a modern boho outfit, things have come a long way in modern times! Yes, we draw inspiration from the early era of the flower child and beatnik, as those fashion concepts from the 1960s have inspired the modern spin on today’s boho-fashion trends, today we have added a new flair to this look.

Crochet has long been a part of the boho scene. My Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf takes this old idea and brings it to new life! Arrows and Fringe are all the rage in this latest fashion arena and I have them both in this one fabulous piece! You can make this scarf very easily, just in time for the cold days ahead. It will stop people in their tracks with the bold and beautiful look that this scarf flaunts!

I used the delicious Chic Sheep Yarn by The Marly Bird! As part of her Designer Blog Tour, I jumped at the chance to use more of this amazing Merino wool fiber. I know what you are thinking. “Red Heart Yarns cannot simply have a desirable wool yarn that is soft and worthy of high end pieces”. STOP.RIGHT.THERE. Back ‘er up! Erase those thoughts immediately! Haha! I am here to tell you that you cannot go wrong with this luxurious fiber! It is drool worthy! Don’t take my word for it?? Order a skein on redheart.com or go over to your nearest Hobby Lobby stores and go feel for yourself! You won’t believe the magic at your fingertips! Come on, do it! We all know you like to squeeze that yarn! (Confession: My name is Nadia and I am a yarn squeezer. There, I admit it! That wasn’t so hard.)

 

Chic Sheep Yarn has fast become a favorite go-to for some of my nicer fashion pieces for myself and for the home! I used this in my Colorful Visions Afghan and trust me, there is not another piece that has equaled the amount of swooning that my friends and family have done as they have on this afghan! It is one of those blankets so comfy, you want to curl underneath and momentarily forget the world…in fact I might have done that a time or two…or three. I also made the Winter Chic Slippers with this yarn, and let me tell you, those are some of the most comfortable slippers I have ever worn!

I had the joy of meeting Marly Bird at Stitches Midwest, and it truly was a highlight of that weekend. Finally meeting her and getting to know her has been such a thrill. I can tell you that she puts so much love and enthusiasm into everything she does that her brand is no exception. Her color choices are eye-popping, the softness is fantastic, and her product is comparable to other brands that can run three times the price!

So now that you are convinced, go grab your Chic Sheep Yarn today and join me on making the Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf!

 

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

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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.
Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

NOTES:
-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 800 yards for this scarf
-This scarf is 9 inches (23 cm) wide and 84 inches long (213 cm)
-This scarf is worked in all single crochets
-When you are changing colors in your work, bring the previous color’s yarn forward and continue working with the new color.
-To change color, see the video tutorial to learn how to keep your working yarn attached

 

Get the PDF GRAPH PRINTABLE PATTERN HERE

Credit for creating the PDF Graph goes to Tina Marie Brignac-Judon (one of our own YARNutopians!) Thank you so much!

 

Materials You will need:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn (2 balls of each color): Platinum, Stiletto, Dragon Fruit, Linen, Poolside
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ziplock Bags (optional)
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
FSC: Foundation Single Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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


Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

Pattern:

Follow along with the video tutorial for reference on each row. To change colors during a row, Insert hook in the next st, Yarn over and pull through, then attach your new color and pull through 2 loops. Pull the old color working yarn forward towards you and continue working. This will help you in the rows following.

Row 1: With Stiletto, FSC 253 stitches or Ch 254, SC in 2nd Ch and across. Fasten off, do not turn your work.

Row 2: Go back to the very first stitch and attach Linen, 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 3 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 5 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 4: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 5: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 9 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 6: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 11 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 7: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 13 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 8: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 9: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 3 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 10: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 5 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 11: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 12: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 9 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 13: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 11 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 14: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 13 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 15: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 15 sts, Change color back to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 16: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 3 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 17: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 5 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 18: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 7 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 19: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 9 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 20: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 11 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 21: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 22: 2 SC in first st, SC in the next 13 sts, [change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change Color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, 2 SC in last st.
Fasten off, Turn work around.

Row 23: Attach Poolside to first stitch, SC in 15 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Cthange color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 15 sts, Change color back to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 24: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 13 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 25: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 11 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 26: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 9 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 27: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 28: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 5 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 29: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Linen, SC in 3 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 30: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
(Fasten off Linen from this row as the diamond shape is complete in the center)

Row 31: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 13 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 32: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 11 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 33: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 9 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 34: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 35: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 5 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 36: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 3 sts, Change color to Dragonfruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 37: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 15 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
(Fasten off Platinum from this row as the diamond shape is complete in the center)

Row 38: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 13 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 39: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 11 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 40: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 9 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

 

Row 41: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 7 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 42: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 5 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Row 43: SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, [Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts] 3 times, Change color to Dragon Fruit, SC in 3 sts, [Change color to Poolside, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Stiletto, SC in 15 sts, Change color to Platinum, SC in 7 sts] 3 times, Change color to Poolside, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off all the colors.

Row 44: With Stiletto, SC across. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly: Attach fringe on each end of the scarf. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Bookmark with a Ribbon

Crochet Tutorial: Bookmark with a Ribbon
My mom has a bookmark exchange in her book club and asked me to make a few bookmarks, everybody wins in this case because I made this bookmark and filmed a video tutorial with my dad! Mark your pages in elegant style with this bookmark. No more dog-eared pages, using an old receipt or torn piece of paper to save your spot in your favorite book. Every time you open your book get greeted with this lovely piece that helps find your page and makes reading more fun!

 

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

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
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Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie in any color
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Ribbon
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Ch 12
Row 1: DC in 1st chain to form a ring, turn.
Row 2: Ch 7 (Counts as DC  Ch 4 space), Sk 4 chains, DC in next chain of previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 7, Sk 4 chains, DC in next chain of previous row. Turn.
Rows 4-11: Repeat Row 3.
Turn work sideways and work in the spaces down the sides of the bookmark.

Border of bookmark:
SC around DC from row 11, * 5 DC in next sp, SC in next sp, repeat from * down the side of the bookmark until you get to the bottom, sl st in each ch of bottom row, continue working up the other side of the bookmark,
SC in first space of other side, * 5 DC in next sp, SC in next sp, repeat from * up the side of the bookmark until you get back to the top. Sl st in next st and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Assembly: Weave a ribbon through the ladder looking section of the bookmark. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Lovey

Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Lovey

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They cannot see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can…”

Today’s project is this darling Butterfly Lovey. I love the three dimensional look of this piece. You can get as creative as you like with this project! I can imagine the variety of vivid hues one can use to make this sweet lovey for a child or adult.

This could be a great scrap yarn project. Make one or more and attach them for a unique 3D blanket or throw by piecing these squares together. Match a nursery or bedroom for your child.

Butterflies bring out something in all of us. Maybe since they are often beyond our grasp. We love to watch them flutter through the air on the lightness of their wings upon which we can send out wishes out into the world.

 


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

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Any colors, but I used: Delft Blue, Royal, Black, White, Carrot, Redwood, Gold)
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Polyfil
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NOTES:

-This lovey is approximately 18 inches wide/long
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger, and a smaller hook to make it smaller
-This lovey has a lot of pieces to sew together, a good yarn needle is essential to use during this project

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

Pattern:

Lovey Squares: Make 4
With Orange
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring (or start with Magic Ring)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 DC in ring, sl st to first st. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Fasten off orange and change color.
Rnd 3: Attach new color to any st, Ch up 2, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around ending with HDC in last st, sl st to first st.
You will be working in Rows now:
R0w 4: Sl st into next st and into ch 2 sp. TURN, 2 DC in CH 2 sp, DC in each st to next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, DC in each st to next corner, 2 DC in corner, leave rest of the sts unworked. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st to corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in rest of sts on the row, turn.
Rows 6-13: Repeat Row 5, do not fasten off.
Continue to SC down the side, put 3 SC in corner, and work SCs down the next side. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all 4 squares together (See video tutorial to see how to sew the squares together)
Border:
With White: SC around entire lovey. Fasten off.
With Black: SC around entire lovey. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Wings: Make 8
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 3: SC in 1st 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the row, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 5: SC in each st to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (8)
Row 7: Repeat Row 5. (9)
Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (10)
Row 9: Repeat Row 5. (11)
Row 10: Repeat Row 4. (12)
Rows 11-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 17: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 19: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 20: SC2TOG, SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 21: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 22: [SC2TOG] twice. (2)
Fasten off.
Before attaching the wings together, make the mini circles and embroider the veins

Mini Circles: Make 8
With first color:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, Sl st to first st, fasten off.
Rnd 2: Attach black to any stitch, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew mini circles in place and embroider the veins with black yarn. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part)
After the circles and veins are on the wings, Attach the wings together by Single Crocheting around the wings and stuff them. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing. (See video tutorial for this part too), I know it’s a lot of sewing.

Body:
With Black Yarn
Work in Continuous Rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnds 3-9: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 12 sts.
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 12-13: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 16: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 18-19: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 21: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 22: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 23: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 24-25: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 26: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 27: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Embroider eyes to body (Optional)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 28: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off weave in ends.

Antenna: Make 2
With Black 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: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 5: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] twice. (4)
Rnds 6-7: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew wings to body, sew antenna to body, sew body to lovey in the center.
Weave in all ends.

 

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Nadia Goes on a Yarn Hop

Nadia Goes on a Yarn Hop

With my move to a new city, much of my free time is spent exploring my new home. Nate has lived here for almost 10 years and as familiar as he is with this area, there are a lot of places in our city that I have discovered that he wasn’t aware even existed! One of the first places I wanted to scout out was the area yarn shops. Because it would be a travesty if my husband didn’t know where the yarn is!

You may recall in previous blogs how much I enjoy the quaintness and feel of a local yarn store. I love to support small businesses, and I will do my best to try to frequent them as often as I can. Fortunately for me, my city has a few in and around the area! Insert a visual of wide-eyed Nadia looking like a kid in a candy store each time she enters one of these shops running around squeezing all the yarn balls!

Last week, I popped into one of the local shops, Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop here in La Crosse, WI and found out they were having a Yarn Loop! Squeeee! How did they know I needed that in my life right now? What it entailed was a 200 mile route through three states, hopping from yarn shop to yarn shop along the route. Six shops in total were part of this event! You have no idea that I could hardly sleep the night before!! I was THAT excited.

The first thing I did when I found out there was a Yarn Loop was call my mom. Who better to join me on this adventure than my crafty partner in crime?? I was hoping she would be able to come the night before to have a pre-yarn-hop slumber party where we would stay up all night and plot out our plan and get an early start, but she was so busy she couldn’t make it until early that morning. She had over a two hour drive to get to my house, and of course I insisted we be ready to go by 8am. Even though the shops didn’t open til 9!

She was at my house by 8am the morning of the yarn hop and by 9 we were walking into the first shop! Our first stop was Unwound located right in Downtown La Crosse. I love their shop and how welcoming the staff is! The minute you walk in is a burst of warmth and color. Here we were given our “passport” to have stamped at each of the shops participating. Each shop was giving away some door prize swag, there were great deals and sales on yarn, and some had additional prizes and giveaways. Unwound had a nifty needle measure as their giveaway. I also scored some great purchases. I bought some wonderful yarn by Abacus Dyeworks. Along with fabulous fibers, I found some patches to add to my yarn bag. All in all it was a great start, despite the fact that as soon as we stepped out of the shop it was a torrential downpour! Meh, no rainstorm would dampen my spirit when 5 more shops await!

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Next was Fitting Knit Shop, another store in downtown La Crosse. We arrived and had our passport stamped first thing. They were giving away free knitting patterns and I grabbed a couple skeins of Bamtastic Bamboo Yarn. I plan on trying my hand at knitting to see how I do. One really special point about this stop was the history of this little yarn store! It was established in 1946! They are still in business today. What a remarkable claim to be able to make! In the days of internet, it is pretty cool to see a business like this survive through so many decades.

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We were quickly on our way to Viroqua, WI to Ewetopia Fiber Shop. I love this shop! With wall to wall fiber and lots of fun products that go beyond the yarn, I felt my excitement rising! What made Ewetopia stand out was the fact that they farm their own woolly animals that provide them their own AMAZING yarn! You all know me, I had to try THAT yarn! I purchased their own yarn which was 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool. How incredible to have a sustainable farm to provide your own wool and fibers to their customers as well as stocking additional fabulous fibers! The staff at the shop was so endearing and wonderful. I had my passport stamped and I met some friends along the way! They gave out stitch markers for free, and of course I had to purchase some of the other fun items they had in their shop! I can’t wait to go back!

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My mom and I were now off to Decorah, Iowa to our fourth stop of the day. By this time it was closing in on lunch, but we decided to wait until we arrived in Decorah, made our stop at the yarn shop Blue Heron Knittery, before stopping for lunch. Oh. My. Gosh! What a wonderful city Decorah is! This was my very first time visiting and right away we noticed the strong Scandinavian heritage of the area! It was wonderful. What was even more delightful is the yarn store had a wonderful selection of yarns that were specific to Norway and Denmark. We marked our passports to make note that we found our way to the fourth place on our route. I picked up some Kauni 100% wool and some Rauma Finullgarn. The shop had some fun swag giveaways and I walked away with a cute notepad with sticky notes and a pen.  A cute stash bag also caught my eye and I had to have it!

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By now we were starving and the Blue Heron Knittery shop staff recommended us to Ede’s Angry Pickle! Yes you read that right! It is a little sandwich shop right across the street a bit from the yarn shop. You can follow them on Facebook here! What a delightful diner! We had artisan sandwiches with fresh lemonade and it hit the spot! We even left a little bit of art behind to commemorate the day! My mom drew Pickle Art for the wall inside the diner which was filled with the art of past patrons.


By 3pm, we were on our last leg of the trip headed towards Minnesota. A little tired from all the day’s activity, we were determined to finish the yarn hop. The next stop was Just Stitch It Meisch Upholstery in Caledonia, Minnesota. As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted by wonderful staff in a small shop inside what looks like a home. It was a combined fabric and fiber shop that was very cozy! They handed us wonderful pouches of swag as a sweet giveaway and had us register for a special giveaway of a bag, magazine and ball of yarn. A few days after the Yarn Loop was over, I received a phone call from this shop that I won their giveaway! They had some wonderful yarn selections and I was able to purchase their pattern selection they had featured which used Schoppel yarns. We wrapped up our visit and were on our way to the LAST stop of the day!

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Winona, Minnesota was the next city on the map for our fabulous Yarn Loop Day. Yarnology was the last shop and last stop for us! And what a way to end the day!!!!! Yarnology was packed full of fun and fabulous products! I scored myself some Universal Yarns Bamboo Bloom Handpaints in the color Kanji and the swag they gave away was AWESOME!! They handed us gift bags upon arrival filled with lots of fun do-dads! One big highlight of the day was meeting Lisa who is the owner of Abacus Dyeworks! Remember, I bought that yarn from Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop from our first stop?! How awesome was it to meet the dyer of the yarn I purchased earlier in the day!! I also discovered the product SOAK Wash! You can learn more about SOAK and how awesome it is by following them on Facebook here! I absolutely loved this store, the atmosphere, the staff…the list goes on. It was THE PERFECT way to end this hop.

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My mom and I had such a great adventure as we always do, and a yarn hop was the best way to spend a Friday. We met so many friendly and welcoming people. We enjoyed driving through the countryside, and when the rain cleared, the scenery was breathtaking. We found new places to go back to and explore. A special thank you to all of the participants in this 1st annual Driftless Loop Yarn Shop Hop! It was a blast! And I found out Yarn Hopping is as fun as it is exhausting! Until next year everybody! Share your yarn hop adventures in the comment section! I would love to hear from you!

~Nadia

 

Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Nights Cardigan

Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Nights Cardigan

As summer is at it’s peak, it’s hard to imagine that in less than two months the weather will be quite different here in Wisconsin. I love the four seasons, but I am much more of a warm weather girl than one who embraces the cold. For that reason, I try to be prepared for the cold weather by having the warmest wardrobe ready!

Not much will be warmer than the Autumn Nights Chunky Cardi! This lush sweater will blanket you from the cold. It is about as cozy of a sweater that will ever find. The most wonderful part? You can make it yourself!

Using Red Heart Yarn Grande, I was able to design and make this project in less than one day. You can too! Here are my easy to follow instructions for this chunky cardigan along with the video tutorial on how to make one for yourself. Don’t get caught in the cold weather this fall and winter and make yours now!

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

 

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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:
Red Heart Grande Yarn in Oatmeal, Teal, Apricot, and Chianti 
I used 10 balls of Oatmeal, 3 balls of Chianti, 3 balls of Apricot, and 2 balls of Teal
Size Q-16mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This is worked as 2 panels sewn together then sleeves separate, and sewn to the vest.
-The measurements for the cardigan I demonstrate in the video tutorial are: 72 inch panels (36 inches (92 cm) in length from shoulder to bottom), Sleeves measure 20 inches (50 cm). You can make as many stitches as you need because this pattern goes off measurements and not stitch counts.
-On the front/back panels, To make this shorter, make less stitches on your foundation row.
-On the Front/Back Panels, To make this longer, make more stitches on  your foundation row.
-On the sleeves, to make them longer, make more stitches on your foundation row.
-To make the cuff longer, add more rows on your sleeve cuff.
-I used 828 Yards of yarn in this project
-I used Red Heart Grande Yarn in this project, but if you cannot access this yarn, go to YARNSUB.com and search “Grande” yarn, and click on Red Heart Yarns Grande. It will list all the yarns that are equal to this yarn so you can find a similar weight yarn if you cannot get Grande.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

Front and Back Panels:
Make 2
(Measure the length from the front of your knees, up around your shoulder, down to the back of your knees. This will be the length of your Foundation Row)

Row 1: With Oatmeal, Foundation Double Crochet 85 (measures 80 inches) (or however many you need to make the length you need), turn, fasten off and change color.

Row 2: With Chianti, Ch 3, DC across, turn. Fasten off and change color.

Row 3: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, DC across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, work in FLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color. DO NOT TURN.

Row 5: Attach Apricot to the Ch 3 stitch, Ch 3, DC across, turn. Fasten off and change color.

Row 6: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, DC across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, Work in FLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color. DO NOT TURN.

Row 8: Attach Teal to the Ch 3 stitch, Ch 3, SC across. Fasten off.

To make larger sizes, add more rows repeating Rows 3, 4, and 5.

Assembly Step:
Sew up half the stitches of Row 8 on each piece. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Sleeves:
Make 2
Measure the length from the end of your shoulder to right above your wrist, This will be the length of your foundation row.

Row 1: With Oatmeal, FDC 18 stitches (measures 15 inches) (or however many you need to make the length you need), turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, Work in BLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 3: With Chianti, Ch 3, Working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 4: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, Working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, Work in FLO, DC across, fasten off and change color.

Row 6: With Apricot, Ch 3, working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 7: Repeat Row 4

Row 8: Repeat Row 5

Row 9: With Teal, Ch 3, work in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off.

Assembly step:
Sew first and last rows together.

Cuff:
Attach Oatmeal to one end of the sleeve.
Round 1: Ch 1, Evenly crochet 18 SC around. Sl st to first stitch, change color to Teal.

Round 2: Ch 1, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. Sl st to first stitch, change color back to Oatmeal. (12 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st to first stitch, change color back to Teal. (12)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st to first stitch, Change color back to Oatmeal. (12)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3

Round 6: Repeat Round 4

Round 7: Repeat Round 3
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew sleeves to Cardigan
SC 3 rows across the outer edge of the cardigan. Oatmeal, then Teal, then back to Oatmeal.
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!

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

Crochet Tutorial: Dual Sided Washcloth

Crochet Tutorial: Dual Sided Washcloth

My Dual Sided Washcloth is a great multipurpose solution for all your cleaning needs. From cleaning to scrubbing, this versatile project will be useful for everything in between!

Using these two yarns by Red Heart Yarns, I created a unique product that is not only a handy cleaning solution, it also makes great gift ideas for wedding showers, office parties, giveaways and many other activities.

Pair this with bath and spa products and you can give a gift that’s not only special for being handmade, but also very thoughtful. Who doesn’t want products that can induce relaxation?

Make sure you check out today’s video and pattern to try this fun and easy project now!

 

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

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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 (Color: Popsicle Brights)
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton (Color: Coral)
-G-4.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Side 1:
Using Scrubby Cotton Yarn:
Row 1: Ch 26, DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (24 sts)
OR
Row 1: FDC 24 sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in each st across, turn. (24)
Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Go onto making side 2

Side 2:
With Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Row 1: Ch 26, DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (24 sts)
OR
Row 1: FDC 24 sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next st, *FPDC on next 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 2 sts. Turn.
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.
Rows 4-14: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending with a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew Side 1 and Side 2 together using the whip stitch and the pieces inside out, when the edge is almost closed, put the right side out and sew up the rest of the washcloth.

Homemade Soap Recipe:
To make the soap I showed in the video tutorial, follow the instructions below.
First layer of soap: Melt Double Butter soap base in a measuring cup, add a few drops of  Red and Yellow liquid coloring to the soap base to make an orange swirl, then Pour it into Silicone Mold.
Spray with rubbing alcohol right away to remove any bubbles forming on top.
Leave to dry for about 2 hours. Before adding the second layer of soap, spray with alcohol to help with bonding.
Second layer of soap: Melt the Glycerin Soap Base and add more Red and Yellow liquid coloring, pour a thin layer over the top of the Double Butter Soap Base.
Let dry for 2 hours. Remove from silicone mold.
Cut into soap bars.
Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!

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

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

Crochet Tutorial: Tic Tac Toe Game and Tote

Crochet Tutorial: Tic Tac Toe Game and Tote

Summer is here and the kids are home all day long! What better way to bring in the summer than with great activities that don’t require the TV or any electronic devices.

Do you have a roadtrip planned? How about a day at the beach? Camping anyone? No matter where you go, even if it is just outside to your back yard, this totable Tic-Tac-Toe game board will promise loads of entertainment for all ages. Perfect for around the campfire when you are hanging out with the kids, perfect to pull out at the beach for some fun in the sand, perfect for picnics where you can open this up for some competition across the picnic table. There is nothing like an old fashioned game of Tic-Tac-Toe to bring on a some competitive spirit!

 

This is the perfect solution to long boring “I don’t have anything to do” blues! This game board easily cinches up into a bag or satchel and stores all the game pieces. Open it up and you are ready to play. Make up rules, make competitions, make point goals to claim a winner! First person to get 25 Tic-Tac-Toes takes the prize!! Whatever way you play, it is sure to provide lots of old school fun without relying on modern technology to fill those hours.

This project is a great stash buster for using up that extra yarn. It also would be a nice project to make in cotton for all-weather, all-terrain play. I would also suggest that you can put velcro on the back of the X’s and O’s as well as the squares to provide more stability. Make the O’s in one team color, the X’s in a rival color and make this a sport related rivalry game! The possibilities are endless! There are so many options with this game board!

Get yours started today and watch how much fun this pattern will provide! Follow along with my step by step tutorial and written pattern for year round enjoyment!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this fun game:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
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Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal, Rouge, Aran, Green, Carrot, Yellow, Aruba Sea, Gray Heather, Baby Pink

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Board:
Ch 62
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (60)
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in each st across. turn. (60)
Rows 3-31: Repeat Row 2
Be sure your piece is square, if it is not, do more or less rows to make it square.
Continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly:
Make a very long chain and weave it around the outer edge of the whole board and tie together. (This is the drawstring)
Surface crochet straight lines to make the Tic-Tac-Toe  Lines (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

O’s (Make 5)
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO

Ch 21
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, SC in each ch around. (21)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (35)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (21)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew “O” Closed  and stuff with stuffing  (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

X’s (Make 5)
Work in Continuous Rounds and in BLO

First and Second Arm of the X:
Make 2 of these pieces:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-7: SC in each st around. (12)
For first piece, fasten off. For 2nd Piece, DO NOT fasten off

This next part is Attaching the First and Second Piece (See video tutorial for this part)
Rnd 8: SC around current piece, continue to SC in each st of the other piece. (24 sts)
Rnd 9: SC in each st around. (24)
Sew the hole between the arms closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Next part is creating the third arm of the X
Rnd 10: SC in 12 sts, Sk the last 12 sts. (12)
Rnd 11-14: SC in each st around. (12)

Assembly:
Stuff the piece of what you have done so far then continue with round 15

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together. Fasten off.

Next part is creating the 4th arm of the X
Attach yarn to  the free stitch on round 9
Rnd 10-14: SC in each st around.
Stuff the rest of the X then go onto the last round.
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Tie a string around the center of the X to cinch it in to create an X letter.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Style Baby Bonnet

Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Style Baby Bonnet

I love to create matching layette sets when designing items for babies. I love the idea of a cute dress with matching accessories. Today, I have the second installment for the Happy Hearts Baby Dress. I designed a Vintage Style Baby Bonnet.

This sweet baby hat has similar ruffle detail as seen on the cap sleeves of the Happy Hearts Baby Dress. Using similar colors with this matching detail, this tiny bonnet is the perfect pairing for this sweet outfit.

With more pieces to come, this is the perfect set to start now and add to as the pieces become available! This will make a wonderful gift!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this simple bonnet 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 Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in Aqua and Loofah
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Ribbon
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-I used 2 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on the hook, Ch 1 to close the st.
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

Add this bonnet with the Happy Hearts Baby Dress.

Bonnet:

Ch 4, Sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, Beg. Cluster in ring, [Ch 2, Cluster in ring] 3 times, Ch 2, Sl st to beg. cluster. (4 clusters)

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, Sl st to ch 3 st.

Rnd 3: Sl st in sp between DC sts (see video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, Puff st in same sp, *Ch 1, Puff st in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Puff st in sp between next 2 DC sts, Repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last Ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to 1st puff st.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, *2 DC in next ch 1 sp, 2 DC in next puff st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (64 sts)

Work in rows now

Row 5: Work in between posts, sl st in sp between DC’s, Ch 1, Puff in same sp, * sk 2 sts, Puff in sp between next 2 DC’s, ch 1, repeat from * 24 more times, leave the rest of the sts unworked. Fasten off, change color. (25 puff sts)

Row 6: With new color, attach yarn to last st on row with RIGHT SIDE facing you, Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, Sk ch 1 sps across, put 2 DC in each puff st, Fasten off, change color. (50 sts)

 

Row 7: Turn your work so you are looking at the WRONG SIDE, Sl st in sp between 2 DC grouping, Ch 1, Puff st in same sp, *Ch 1, Puff between next 2 DC grouping, repeat from * across, Fasten off, Turn your work, Change color.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Repeat Row 7

Row 10: Repeat Row 6

Row 11: Repeat Row 7

Row 12: Repeat Row 6

Round 13: Starting in corner of front of bonnet, SC around entire bonnet with Loofah
Do not fasten off, continue working along the front of the bonnet

Row 14: Ch 1, SC in same st, * Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * 24 more times. Turn.

Row 15: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 2, *[2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in NEXT ch 3 sp, repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 16: 6 HDC in 1st ch sp, *SC in gap between the HDC st groupings, 6 HDC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch 2 st. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly step:
Weave ribbon across Row 12 of the bonnet.

Enjoy!!

 

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

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

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #23: Foundation Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #23: Foundation Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Double Crochet:

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 3, YO, insert hook into 3rd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. First Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.

Step 2: YO, Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Second Foundation Double Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FDC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

June marks the official start of the summer season here in the northern hemisphere. It is the month when I get geared up to create a lot of fun-in-the-sun crochet patterns that are perfect for this time of year. Here is a pattern to launch that collection of great summer designs!

My Pom Poms and Pineapples Beach Poncho will have you feeling ALL KINDS of SUMMER VIBES! Seriously, this is one of the most delightful fashion pieces I have ever designed!! With a plethora of stitches, this creative piece will make the perfect swimsuit cover-up!! Picture yourself at the pool or sinking your feet in the sandy beach, sporting this adorable cover-up over your fun and sassy swimwear!! This is the picture-perfect piece to wear anytime all season long!

Made with Scrubby Smoothie Cotton by Red Heart Yarns, this project will be a sure-fire hit as you head to the water! Go from sea, sun, and sand by day, pairing this over your swimsuit, and wear it into the evening with a cute summer sundress or tank-top and capris for those summer nights! You can’t go wrong with this fabulous poncho no matter which way you wear it! I LOVE mine and you will too!

This is one pattern you won’t want to miss!!! A fun tip: add a few tacking stitches under the arms to create sleeves and turn this awesome poncho into a cute summer top! Now, go grab your hooks, your fave cotton yarn (here is my latest obsession) and let’s get started! The sooner you begin, the quicker you can head to the beach! See you there! Be sure to post your photos of this wonderful project and hashtag #YARNutopia! I can’t wait to see those beach pictures!

Funny Craft Mugs

 

 

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

 

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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 Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in 5 balls of Caribbean, 5 balls of White and 2 balls of Brite Pink
J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This poncho is approximately 30 inches long (76 cm)
-This poncho takes 1830 yards of yarn
-I used 3 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight or DK yarn
-This poncho is worked from the top down
-I would recommend any cotton yarn for this project, but you can use acrylic or wool as well.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
5DC Cluster: 5 Double Crochet Cluster: [YO, Insert hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Shell: [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC]

Pattern:

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

 

Poncho:

Half Circles: Make 2
With White
Row 1: Ch 5, 8 TR in 5th Ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 2: SC in 1st st, [CH 4, SC in next st] 8 times, ch 1, turn. (8 ch sps)

Row 3: 4 HDC in each Ch 4 sp across, turn. (32 sts)

Row 4: (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same first st as CH up 3 st, DC in next 3 sts, *2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. Fasten off white, change color.

Row 5: Attach new color to first st, Ch 3, 2 DC in same st, *Sk 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (42 sts)

 

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Row 6: *Ch 4, Sl st in between next DC grouping, repeat from * across, ending with Sl st in last st, ch 1, turn. (14 ch 4 sps)

Row 7: 4 HDC in each ch 4 sp across, turn. (56)
For the first Half Circle, Fasten off.
For the second Half Circle, DO NOT fasten off, continue to go on to working in rounds starting with the next step below. Make sure your work is on the WS (Wrong Side=Back Side)

Round 8: You will now be working in rounds attaching the two half circles. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3, DC in same first st as Ch up 3 st, DC in next 6 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts], to end of row on first half circle, continue working on WS of 2nd half circle, [2DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts] to end of row on 2nd half circle, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Yay! The neck hole is made! Turn work around & Fasten off this color. Change color.

Round 9: Change color to White & attach yarn to the 3rd st from the beginning stitch. (see video tutorial for specific spot), Ch 3, DC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st to beg, ch 3 st. (64 sts) Do not turn.

Rnd 10: Sl st into next st & into ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, DC] in same sp, * [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st. (128 sts)

 

Rnd 11: Sl st to next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, (Ch 1, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 1, * [2 DC, ch 4, 2 DC] in next ch sp, (Ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white, change color to Caribbean

Rnd 12: Attach new color to 1st ch 2 sp after fasten off, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] n next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 7 DC in next ch 4 sp, Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with 7 DC in last ch 4 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 13: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 6 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 14: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, DC in same sp, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk next 2 sts & ch 2 sp, [SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 15: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 17 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 2, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 4 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 16: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 15 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 3, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 17: Sl st into next st & into next st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts & ch 3 sp, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 18: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk next 4 sts ch 2 sp AND next 2 sts, 9 DC in ch 4 sp, Ch 3, Sk next 2 sts ch 2 sp AND next 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, [Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp] 2 times, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 19: Sl st into next st & ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * ch 3, Sk 2 DC & Ch 3 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 8 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts & next ch 3 sp, SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 20: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3 [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 4, Sk 2 sts ch 3 sp AND next DC, [SC into next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 7 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 4, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next SC, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 21: Ch 3, DC in next st, * 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 4, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 6 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 4, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around ending with 3 DC in last ch sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 22: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, sk next st, *Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, Sk ch 4 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 15 sts, Sl st to 1st Ch 3 st.

Rnd 23: Ch 3, DC in next st, Sk next st, * Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 4 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, sk Ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 14 sts, sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 24: Sl st into previous stitch, Ch 9 (counts as DC & Ch 6 sp), * [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 14 sts, Ch 6, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 13 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 25: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * [SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 12 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 11 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 26: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 10 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 9 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 27: Sl st into previous st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Ch 7, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 7, Sk ch 6 sp & next DC, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, sk 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, Ch 2 2 DC in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC in next st, sk last 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 28: Sl st in next st & into ch 2 sp, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, ch 2, *[2DC, ch 2] 4 times into ch 7 sp, [2 DC, ch 2] 4 times into next ch 7 sp, ([2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, repeat from * around ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off this color and change color for the next round.

Attach white to first ch 2 sp after the fasten off.
Rnd 29: In ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, sk ch sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk last ch 2 sp, Sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 30: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 31: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 32: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 33: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 34: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white

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Attach Caribbean to 1st Ch 2 sp after fasten off
Rnd 35: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk Ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 36: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off Caribbean

Attach White to first ch 2 sp after fasten off.
Rnd 37: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 38: Ch 3, DC in next st, *2 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white.

Attach Brite Pink in first st of last round.
Border:
Rnd 39: *Ch 6, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, Sk 4 sts, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Weave in all ends.
Single Crochet Around the neckline with Brite Pink.

Enjoy!!

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

 

 

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #22: Foundation Half-Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #22: Foundation Half-Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Half Double Crochet:

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 2, YO, insert hook into 2nd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through all 3 loops on hook. First Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.

Step 2: YO, Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Second Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FHDC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

I have shared the details that I crocheted for my wedding, but I held back one very important project that I made for my bridesmaids. Back in December 2017, I made the Wrapped in Jewels Shawls for each of my girls. Using Red Heart Yarns Ombré Yarn, I chose colors that best suited the color dress each of my bridesmaids would be wearing. I also made a deep red one for myself to match my gown.

I made the shawls early on and gifted one to each of them upon their arrival to the wedding. Nida was traveling from Texas and she would be wearing deep teal for my wedding, Sarah was traveling from Comoros, Africa and she would be in dark navy blue, and Samantha was wearing magenta and although she was here in Wisconsin, she still had a more than three hour drive to join me for our epic wedding weekend. By Thursday before the wedding everyone arrived safely and the festivities began!

My side of the wedding party consisted of both my brothers serving as “men of honor,” my sister-in-law, Samantha, was my matron of honor, Nida and Sarah both bridesmaids and my nephew was our little ring bearer. With everyone together for the first time in over a year, we decided to do a ‘bachelorette’ night and headed out for hibachi and sushi. Before heading out the door, I had gifts to share with everyone to thank them for making the trip and being there for our special day.

Although each “Glad you are here” bag consisted of a few fun items for all, the one thing I was most proud of was the handmade shawls I had made for the girls. I could already imagine how amazing they would look dressed in their gowns and wrapped in the shawls. It was on my “must have” photo list!

It did not disappoint! Here are a few photos of my girls and I on my wedding! These could not have turned out more perfect than this!

This shawl was such a wonderful keepsake from the most special weekend of my life. Each of the girls were in tears and excited to have a matching shawl to wear with the dress. These came in handy that evening when the temps dipped down with the sunset! Rather than lugging around a heavy coat we could wrap up and keep out the chill as we enjoyed the reception on the patio and headed out afterward to continue celebrating!

Now each of the girls has this special memento as a reminder of our wedding.

If you are getting married, or know of someone who would love this shawl, this one is very special and will be a hit with anyone who is on the receiving end of such a fabulous gift! Enjoy!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #21: Foundation Single Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #21: Foundation Single Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Single Crochet:

 

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. First Foundation Single Crochet is made.

Step 2: Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook. Second Foundation Single Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FSC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hearts Baby Dress

Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hearts Baby Dress

It has been quite a while, but I finally completed my latest infant fashion piece! My Happy Hearts Baby Dress is a lovely one piece cotton frock made with Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie.

This lovely dress has tiny popcorn stitch detail on the skirt creating two stacked hearts. The simple ruffle creates a cap sleeve on the bodice. I added a tiny ribbon accent to complete the piece. Each detail was carefully thought out to create this wonderful project.

Easy enough for all stages of crocheters, this infant attire will be a hit for everyone!! As a crochet artist you will love the simplicity of this design while making it, and the final product is sure to WOW the masses! Andddd, I can guarantee that any little baby will look adorable in this frock

Below is a view of the back of the dress.

 

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

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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 Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in 3 balls of Aqua and 1 ball of Loofah
-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 dress is 13 inches wide and 15 inches long but you can make it longer by watching the video tutorial for tips!
-This dress takes 410 yards of yarn
-I used 2 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project
-This dress is worked from the top down and the sleeves are added later

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
PC: Popcorn Stitch: 5 DC in same stitch, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st DC of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through the stitch and pull the yarn tight to make the stitch “fold in half” to make a popping stitch. (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.

Dress:
With Aqua
Ch 60, sl st to first ch to form large ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in next 6 Chs, *3 DC in next ch, DC in next 14 chs, 3 DC in next ch, repeat from * 2 more times, DC in last 7 chs, sl st to ch 3 st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, FPDC in first 8 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 16 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 8 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (76 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, FPDC in first 9 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 18 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 9 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (84 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, FPDC in first 10 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 20 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 10 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (92 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, FPDC in first 11 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 22 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 11 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (100 sts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnd 6: Ch 1, FPDC on first 13 sts, Ch 8, Sk 24 sts, FPDC on next 26 sts, CH 8, Sk 24 sts, FPDC on last 13 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (54 sts, 2 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, FPDC on first 13 sts, DC in each of the next 8 chs, FPDC on the next 26 sts, DC in each of the next 8 chs, FPDC on last 13 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (70 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC. (70 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, [DC & FPDC] on first st, *FPDC on next st, [DC & FPDC] on next st, repeat from * around ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to first FPDC. (102 sts)

Rnds 10-12: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, BPDC on next 15 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in 3 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 7 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnds 21-28: Repeat Rnds 13-20 once.

Rnd 29: Repeat Rnd 13

Rnds 30-31: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off and change color.

Rnd 32: With 2nd color, HDC in each st around. Sl st to first HDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Scroll down for Sleeves

 

 

 

 

Sleeves:
Attach yarn to last stitch on shoulder. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Row 1: [Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] 11 times, turn.

Row 2: Sl st into first Ch 3 sp, Ch 2, ([2HDC, Ch 2, 2HDC] in next Ch 3 sp) 9 times, HDC in last ch 3 sp, turn.

Row 3: *6HDC in next Ch 2 sp, Sk 2 sts, SC in between stitches, Sk 2 sts, repeat from * across ending with 6 HDC in last ch 2 sp, Sl st in ch 2 st at the end of the row.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Repeat the same concept for other sleeve.

Assembly:
Add a ribbon around waist and have the ties in the back.
Weave in all loose 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 Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Colorful Visions Afghan

Crochet Tutorial: Colorful Visions Afghan

If you have ever looked through a changing kaleidoscope, you are aware that by a slight shift, the designs change giving you colorful visions with each turn. That inspired my Colorful Visions Afghan!

This colorful throw is bursting with 7 different hues of the magnificent Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn and combined to take your breath away! The photos do not do this piece justice! Once you begin, you will see how incredible this work of fiber art really is!

I changed a small detail in the four corner squares to add a bit of subtle creative flare but it is creator’s choice to make this change or not. Were you able to spot this small detail?

Working with Chic Sheep Yarn through Red Heart Yarns has turned me on to this remarkable fiber. The colors pop, the yarn is luxuriously soft, and most of all, it is a JOY to work with! Here is my step by step instructional video and written pattern to help you make yours today!!

 

Here is the individual Granny square design up close.

Just like the kaleidoscope design, my colorful visions afghan will provide any space with that vivid pop of color and change your room from drab to fab! One small change can make a great big impact! Start yours today!

Below are two of my work in progress photos

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this beautiful blanket:

 

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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
Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn in the following colors: Mai Tai, Green Tea, Dragon Fruit, VIP, Linen, Sangria, Stiletto (I used 4 balls of each color and a little more black) This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn.
-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 blanket is 50 inches wide and 76 inches long but you can make less or more squares to make it as big as you want!
-This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn
-I used 7 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project
-This blanket uses twenty 12 inch squares
-I made this blanket with 4 squares across and 5 squares down

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet
LDC: Long Double Crochet
TR2TOG: Treble Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
Cluster Stitch: [YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook, YO pull through] 4 times, YO pull through all 9 loops on hook. Puff made. Ch 1 to close puff.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Make 20 of these squares
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring, sl st to first SC. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to beg ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: In any st around, Attach new color, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch of beg ch 3. (8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into a ch 3 sp, ch up 3 (Counts as st), [4DC, TR, 5 DC] in same ch sp, *SC in next ch 3 sp, [5 DC, TR, 5 DC] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, ending with SC in last Ch 3 sp, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: In any TR around, attach new color, Ch up 1, *3 SC in TR st, BPSC on next 5 sts, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next st, BPSC on next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 6: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch up 4 (counts as TR), 10 TR in same st, *sk 6 sts, BPSC on next 7 sts, Sk 6 sts, 11 TR in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 4 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 7: Working in BLO, in any middle TR of the 11 TR grouping, attach new color, Ch 3 (counts as st), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sk 4 sts, 2 TR in each of the next 5 sts, SK 4 sts, SC in next st, HDC in next st, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color.

 

Rnd 8: Working in both loops, in any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, DC in each st around putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 9: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, 6 DC in same corner sp, * Sk 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, [FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 7, SC in next 2 sts on Rnd 8] 2 times, FPTR on next 2 sts from Rnd 7, SC in next 4 sts on Rnd 8, Sk 2 sts, 7 DC in ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 10: In any middle DC of a 7 DC grouping, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next 14 sts, [5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 11: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 1, *3 SC in corner, SC in next st, FPDC in corner st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC in next st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts, TR2TOG working first half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 1st grouping on Rnd 9 and the second half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 3rd grouping on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts on Rnd 10, [FPDC on next st on rnd 9, SC in cluster st] 3 times, FPDC on corner st on Rnd 9, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 12: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *DC in next 15 sts, FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 9, DC in next 14 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in middle sc of the next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 13: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next st, Ch 1, [Sk 1 st, DC2TOG, Ch 2] 10 times, DC2TOG, Ch 1, sk 1 DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color (68 sts)

Rnd 14: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next 3 sts, [LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, Puff st in DC2TOG st] 11 times, LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, DC in next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color. (132 sts)

Rnd 15: Work in BLO, In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, *3 SC in corner, SC in each st and each ch 1 sp, repeat from * around sl st to 1st SC, fasten off, change color. (188 sts)

Rnd 16: Work in both loops, In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[SK 2 sts, V-Stitch in next st] 14 times, Sk 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (136 sts)

Rnd 17: In any corner ch 2 sp, attach new color, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *[3 DC in next ch 2 sp] 14 times, [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
I would recommend watching the video tutorial on the attachment method, but you can attach your squares 4 squares across, and 5 squares down. I used the slip stitch method to attach the squares, but you can single crochet them together, you can sew them together using the whip stitch or the mattress stitch.

Border:
For the border, I put 3 SC in the corner ch 2 sps, and I just put 1 SC in each st around. It’s a very simple border.

Enjoy!!

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

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

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

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


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Cluster Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through, Yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 5 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

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


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Puff Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 4 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 9 loops on your hook.

OR

[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 3 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Are you looking for the perfect project for a baby shower gift? Do you have a new grandchild on the way or are you expecting a new baby? This is the perfect project for you! I designed the Love and Sunshine Baby Blanket as the perfect accessory to any nursery.

It’s an easy pattern using a repeat of Front and Back Post Double Crochet. I have added a touch of accent color in the pattern as well as complimenting it with a lovely picot border to give it some additional design features. This treasured piece will be a huge hit! The Bunches of Hugs  yarn by Red Heart Yarns is the perfect fiber to make it feel luxurious and soft as a cloud. Perfect for cuddling your little one!

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

 

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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 Bunches of Hugs in Banana
Red Heart Yarns Dreamy in Grey
-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
-This blanket is 36 inches wide and long but you can continue the repeat to make it as big as you want.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side (Back Side)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Picot: Ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch from hook.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, turn.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn.

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: FPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, sl st to 1st FPDC, ch 1, Turn.

Rnds 7-28: [Repeat Rounds 3-6] 5 more times and rounds 3 and 4 another time after that.
If you want your blanket bigger, just repeat rounds 3-6 as many times as you want, but end on a repeat of Round 4 before going onto the next row.

Fasten off Yellow and change color to Grey, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 29: With Grey, Repeat Round 5

Fasten off Grey and change color to Yellow, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 30: With Yellow, Repeat Round 6

(WS) Rnd 31: Repeat Round 3

 

Fasten off Yellow, Turn your work to the front side and attach Grey where you left off.

Border
(RS) Rnd 32: With Grey, ch up 1, SC in same st, *[Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] until corner, SC in last st on side, Ch 3, Sk corner, SC in 1st st on next side, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 33: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *[SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in next ch 3 sp, Sl st in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, ending with [SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in last ch 3 sp, sl st to first SC.
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 Red Heart Yarns

 

Crochet Tutorial: Anatomical Heart Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Anatomical Heart Amigurumi

Nate loves a good horror movie, I love crochet and “Poe”try, and we both love to love. I hope I’ve captured the essence of that in this project!!

I’ve got to “hand” it to you, he’s definitely got my “heart.” I hope you didn’t think that was “tachy.” I’ve tried to “organ”ize my puns so they always make sense. People might think that I’m so crazy about Nate that “aorta” be locked up, but he has the “key to my heart.” Sometimes I wondered if “antibody” was out there who understood me, and there he was. Nate “muscle”d his way into my “life.” In the “pulmonary” start of our relationship, I might have told him “A-fib” or two about how I felt. I didn’t need a “ventricle”oquist to speak for me. I was truly “pumped” about meeting him! “O,” I’m “positive” I won’t ever “bypass” telling Nate how I feel again. I sug”chest” we always express how we feel. I hope I never “skip a beat” when it comes to loving him. I promise to “pace” myself and not take our love in “vein.” ♥ Nadia

 

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

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Blue
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Red
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coral

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

The Main Part: (Ventricular Septum)
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds. (Use stitch marker for each round)
In Coral
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in the next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 9: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnds 10-14: SC in each st around. (42)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (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: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff the piece and continue to close the top.
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together.
Fasten off. Weave in end.

Aorta:
With Red, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Ch 9
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (9)
Rnds 2-6: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 7-13: SC in next 5 sts, Sl St in next 4 sts. (9)
Rnds 14-17: SC in each st around. (9)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Valve openings: Make 3 in red and 2 in blue
Ch 6
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (6)
Rnds 2-8: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on where exactly these pieces get sewn to.

Pulmonary Artery With Blue, work in BLO and continuous rounds.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (8)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 6-12: SC in next 4 sts, Sl St in next 4 sts. (8)
Rnds 13-16: SC in each st around. (9)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew the Valve openings to their pieces using the photo and video tutorial to help as a guide.
Stuff them slightly.
Sew Pulmonary Artery to Heart Muscle
Sew Aorta on top of Pulmonary Artery to the Heart Muscle
With Red yarn, chain a long chain and sew to heart
With blue yarn, chain a long chain and sew to heart.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to attach all the parts.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Bunny Ear Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Bunny Ear Headband

I’ve traded in my wedding veil for a pair of rabbit ears just in time for Easter!! My Bunny Ear headband is inspired by the Snapchat filters we love to share! Now you can make your very own! This jeweled accessory is perfect for kids and adults alike. Kids love to dress up and these work perfectly for cosplay! Bendable and pose-able ears give you lots of options for holidays and for fun!

 

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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:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Buff
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Transparent Thread
Beads
Floral Stems
Floral Wire
Headband
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 this smaller or bigger.

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

Pattern:

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

Ear: Make 2 in Aruba Sea and 2 in Buff
Ch 18
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, HDC in next 6 chs, DC in next 6 chs, [3DC, ch 1, 3 DC] in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in last 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (38 sts)

Row 2: SC in first 4 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 8 sts, 3 DC in next st, ch 1, Sk ch 1 sp, 3 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in last 4 sts. Fasten off.

Tuft of fur:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
SC around headband and glue each end so it does not slip off the ends. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew beads to colored side of the ear
SC front and back ears together and crochet around wire stem. Insert floral wire for a sturdy ear.
Close bottom of ears.
Sew ears to headband.
Sew Tuft of Fur between ears.

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

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My Punny Valentine 2018

My Punny Valentine 2018

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 2018. You can check out 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 2019 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!! ♥

Bacon and Eggs Amigurumi

 

Love Bunny

 

Acorn Amigurumi

Poppy Flower

 

Panda Plush Amigurumi

 

Ghost Amigurumi

 

Open Heart Cup Cozy

Watermelon Scrubby

 

Pickle Amigurumi

 

 

Heart Bookmark

 

Shamrock Applique

 

Simple Basket

 

Fortune Cookie

 

Carrot Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Well today is VALENTINE’S DAY!! ❤❤ I am getting *artichoked* up! You probably thought I didn’t *carrot* all that this was coming to the finish line! I knew the end of the pun series would *turnip* sooner or later and I know many of you were *rooting* for these to be over. I *bean* thinking of the best way to end this series and I was *brusselin’* around trying to finish but was running out of steam! I have to say that doing all these puns has me feeling mighty *beet*. I am sure some of you are tired of these as well, but I *yam* what I *yam* and these puns will keep showing up at the beginning of every February! Before next year you will have to *lettuce* know if there are any fun pun projects you want me to demonstrate! How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Here in Wisconsin it is a little *chili* but Nate and I plan to *Romaine Calm and Carrot On* with our wedding plans. 31 more days until we say “I do”! Oh *Kale*, yeah! 😁 We can’t wait! We are so ready to *broc* and roll down that aisle! Have a great day everyone! Sending all of you LOTS OF LOVE!!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
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

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

Pattern:

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

Carrot
With Carrot Orange, work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] twice. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 6-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 9-14: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the carrot with polyfil, and go onto the last round.
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off weave in ends.

Leaves of the carrot:
Ch 10
SC in 2nd ch and the next 8 chs, *Ch 10, SC in 2nd ch and next 8 chs, SC in last ch where beginning slip knot is, repeat from * 1 more time.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew leaves together at the base so they are standing up randomly together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew leaves to carrot.
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

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Crochet Tutorial: Fortune Cookie

Crochet Tutorial: Fortune Cookie

If I had a nickel for every pun I had to come up with, I would have plenty of *dough* and be worth a *fortune*! I’ve had pretty *good luck* these past two weeks, I would say. I am feeling like a smart *cookie* coming up with these clever captions! Some may think I am a bit of a *weir-dough* to keep coming up with puns for so long, but it is just the way the *cookie crumbles*! I do it every year and it’s become my thing. Besides, I do it for Nate. Because together, we are a *batch* made in heaven and we are very *fortunate* to have that! Now I better get to writing the pattern and post the blog for the Fortune Cookie Amigurumi before I *delete all my cookies* and have to start all over! I’m a *tough cookie* and could do that, but I wouldn’t want to! (Scroll down for written instructions)

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
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

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

Pattern:

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

Work in Continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Fasten off with long tail.
Fold circle in half, sew it in half, and then bend it to look like a fortune cookie and sew it in place.
Weave in ends.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Simple Basket

Crochet Tutorial: Simple Basket

I’m *vine-ally* coming to the last few days of puns! I’ve been a *basket-case* trying to think of great ideas that are *ex-straw-dinary* and fun. I know some of you can’t *container* feelings about what you think. Some think they are *unbe-weave-able*, others think they are pretty *rattan*! I have been a bit *bamboo-zled* over the response! With so much on my *plait* right now, a *wicker* woman might give up and quit these puns. Not me! I would be in a *bushel* of trouble! Doing 14 projects in 14 day isn’t easy, but I am someone who *sticks* with it! These projects and puns are a tradition and this tradition has become *woven* in my heart because these are all for Nate to *reed* and crocheters to enjoy! Once these are over, however, I plan to *braid* around and celebrate that I *willow*-nly have the wedding to *carry* out! Yayyy! Stay tuned for the Mini Basket tutorial! It will be up on the blog later today-just in time for Easter!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Gleam Yarn
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

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

Pattern:

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

Work in Continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: work in BLO, SC in each st around. (42)
Rnds 9-13: Work in both loops, SC in each st around.
Rnd 14: Ch 7, Sk 3 sts, SC in next 17 sts, Ch 7, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 19 sts.
Sl st into ch 7 sp and 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

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Crochet Tutorial: Shamrock Appliqué

Crochet Tutorial: Shamrock Appliqué

I am trying not to *press my luck*, but I do like to press the boundaries of these puns! Hey, I’m a *clover*, not a fighter! And I don’t fight against or *tre-foil*-ing the flow of creativity that comes to my mind. So I go all in, sometimes getting a bit *clover-whelmed* with pun overload! I feel pretty *lucky* and *be-leaf* that many of you enjoy my *clover-ness*. These are *magically delicious* ideas that somehow *plant* themselves in my brain. That reminds me, it is time to *shamrock* and roll and get this on my blog! Pretty *clover* how I got that last pun in, right? That’s why I’m here, to *shamrock* your crochet world! (Not trying to make you *green* with envy, but I am pretty good at making these puns up.)

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart yarn Soft in Guacamole
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

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

Pattern:

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

With Guacamole yarn, work in continuous rounds
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: [Ch 4, SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, SC in center ring] 3 times.

Rnd 2: [SC in next st, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, [2DC, Sl st, 2 DC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times.

Rnd 3: [SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next st, sl st into sl st, 2 HDC in next st, 2 DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times.

Stem:
Sl st into next st, Ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch and in each ch up to the shamrock, sl st back into shamrock, 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

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Crochet Tutorial: Heart Bookmark

Crochet Tutorial: Heart Bookmark

*Read* ’em & weep!

Roses are well *read*
Violets are *heart-y*
It is always *heart-warming*
When you open up to me ❤

This weekend I’m *lit-erally* running out of punny ideas!

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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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 yarn Soft in Berry
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

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

Pattern:

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

Heart:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 DC in ring, Ch 2, 3 DC into ring, Ch 2, 3 DC into ring, ch 2, 3 DC into ring, Ch 2, sl st to first ch 3. Turn your work.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in corner sp, Ch 2, 3 DC in same corner sp, *ch 1, [3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC] in next corner, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, sl st to first ch 3, Turn your work.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 11 DC in same side ch 1 sp, sk next corner, 12 DC in next side ch 1 sp, SC in next corner sp, SC in next 3 sts, SC in ch 1 sp, SC in next 3 sts, [SC, ch 2, SC] in next corner, SC in next 3 sts, SC in ch 1 sp, SC in next 3 sts, SC in corner sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3.

Rnd 4: Reverse SC in each st around. See video tutorial for visual instructions. (When you get to the spot between the 12 DC groupings, Reverse SC into the corner sp of round 2) The video tutorial explains it clearly.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Cut 6 strands of long yarn, hook it through the top center of the heart and tie a knot.
Braid the strands in 3 groups of 4 strands of yarn. Tie a knot at the bottom and cut the strands even.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Pickle Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Pickle Amigurumi

It’s kind of a big *dill* to come up with these little projects and matching puns each day. I am *gherkin* round the clock to keep these going for two weeks. When I find myself in a bit of a *pickle*, and it’s *crunch* time to post, I try to stay as *cool as a cucumber* so I can get this all done in time. I *relish* the feeling of a successful project that I worked *dill-igently* to complete. I love to have the punny caption to match. It’s *Vlasic* Nadia. This is the real *dill*! Even with *dilling* with so many wedding details, I love the puns I have *pickled* and made so far! So what’s the *dill* yo? Do you have a favorite?

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart yarn Soft in Guacamole
Stuffing
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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
4DC Cluster: Double Crochet cluster [YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 4 times, YO pull through all 5 loops on hook. Cluster made.

Pattern:

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

Pickle
With Guacamole, Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

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

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

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 5: SC in 6 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in 8 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 2 sts. (18)

Rnd 6-7: SC in each st around.

Rnd 8: SC in next st, Cluster in next st, SC in 10 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 5 sts.

Rnds 9-11: SC in each st around.

Rnd 12: Sl st in 9 sts, SC in 6 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 2 sts.

Rnds 13-15: Sl st in 9 sts, SC in 9 sts.

Rnd 16: SC in 7 sts, Cluster in next, SC in 9 sts, Cluster in last st.

Rnd 17: SC in 11 sts, Cluster in next, SC in 6 sts.

Rnd 18: SC in each st around.

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Assembly:
Glue on googly eyes to the pickle

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Scrubby

Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Scrubby

Thanks a *melon* everyone, for indulging me with these puns!! These are my love letters for MY Valentine! As Nate and I pre*pear* 🍐 for our wedding next month, all I *peel* is happiness. We do our *berry* best to handle all the wonderful chaos coming our way. But with that, comes a bit of stress. Sometimes when I feel a tad *melon-choly* I think *honey dew* you want to just run away? Nate might say, “Haha, *Orange* you cute? 🍊 Sorry, but we *cantaloupe*.” He really is a *peach*! We do make the perfect *pear*, and he truly is my one in a *melon*. He holds the *kiwi* to my heart! 🥝 During all this planning crochet has been MY escape from all the *fruitiness*! It’s *plum-believable* how much I enjoy a crochet respite and making up these silly puns along the way. This easy peasy *lemon squeezy* 🍋 Melon Scrubby 🍉 has helped keep me from going *bananas*! *Lime* sure a few of you are even *raisin* your eyebrows at how far I can take these play on words and correlate it to my projects! It’s not easy, but I’m *grape-ful* 🍇 to all of you that stuck it out until the end of this *cherry* 🍒 bad stream of fruit puns.

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton in Coral and Jade
Red Heart Yarns Cotton in Black
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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
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 to have visual instructions.

 

Watermelon
With Coral
Ch 3
Row 1: 6 DC in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (6)
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as stitch), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 3: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 5 times, turn. (18)
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 2 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 5 times, turn. (24)
Row 5: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 3 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 5 times, turn. (30)
Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 4 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 5 times, turn. (36)
Row 7: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 5 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts] 5 times, turn. (42)
Row 8: Ch 1, SC in each st across, and continue to SC around entire piece. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off coral and change color

Edge: With Jade
Attach yarn in corner stitch
Row 1: Ch 2(Counts as stitch), HDC in same st, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 5 times. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Seeds:
Make 3 or 4 in black cotton
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3 SC, ch 2, 3 SC] in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew seeds to melon

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Crochet Tutorial: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Oh, it’s after 8am! Sorry I just had a little *hic-cup* this morning, but here’s today’s pun! Better *latte* than never! So we are halfway through our Valentine’s Day puns! *Cool Beans* you guys! Words can’t *espresso* how much it *beans* to me to share this *creativi-tea* with all of you! I *mug* continue to be motivated and finish out this stretch! Today’s project is an exercise in *simplici-tea*–here’s my Open Heart Cup Cozy. I had a different idea when I started (I frogged it) but I always say “if at first you don’t succeed, *chai, chai* again.” This project is great way to tell teachers, colleagues, and friends how *tea-riffic* they are! Add some special *blends* and give the gift of *tranquili-tea* to someone you care about! Not sure if you want to try this? I say go ahead and *brew* it! The Open Heart Cup Cozy will be on the blog later today. Now I think I might go crochet and listen to some Fleetwood *Mac-chiato*. Ok, too far…😂😂 *Cough-ee* #sorrynotsorry Doing this for y’all is like living la vida *mocha*. Seriously, I’m done now.

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart With Love Metallic in Red
Red Heart Super Saver in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
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 to have visual instructions.

Cup Cozy

Ch 34 or any even number
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * SC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1 Sk st, repeat from * around.
Rnds 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Heart:
With With Love Metallic in Fuchsia
Ch 24, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, HDC in same ch, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next ch, HDC in next, SC in next 4 chs, 2HDC in next ch, 2 DC in each of the next 3 chs, 2HDC in next ch, SC3TOG, 2 HDC in next ch, 2 DC in next 3 chs, 2 HDC in next ch, SC in next 4 chs, Sl st to first HDC
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew heart to cup cozy

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Ghost Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Ghost Amigurumi

How is everyone on this *boo-tiful* day? For some time, before I release these Punny Valentine projects, I spend a *spooky* amount of time *haunting* around for ideas. A lot of the ideas get the *boo-t*. That whole “what *ghost* up must come down” happens with a lot with my ideas. I get excited for some, and then some fall flat! Many take *float* in my mind and are a *scream*! You can *scare* up inspiration from anywhere and make it a pun. Some things won’t have a *ghost* of a chance, but it *ghost* to show you that many things can!

 

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.
***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
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 in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Googly Eyes
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
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 to have visual instructions.

Ghost: With White, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-7: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 12-15: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 17-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Stuff the ghost with polyfil
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 20-21: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 22: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Arms: Make 2 with White. Work in BLO and continuous rounds.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew arms to side of ghost
Glue on Googly Eyes

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Panda Plush Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Panda Plush Amigurumi

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

 

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

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 in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Head

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppy Flower

Crochet Tutorial: Poppy Flower

When I *rose* up this morning, I thought to myself, oopsie *daisy* I am not prepared for my post today! I was like, “What in *carnation* do I write about in today’s puns?” I would be *pollen* your leg if I told you that I was prepared for today’s punny caption about flowers! I was hoping to have someone *plant* an idea for me so this would not be so difficult. But boy, was this tough! *Bunches* of times I felt like I could not *cultivate* a good idea. But then a *seed* in my mind started to *grow and grow*. Before you know it, I began *rootin’* for myself to finish this great idea! And here it is! I am hoping *thistle* bring cheer to all my *buds*! Happy Sunday!

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.
***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 in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Red
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

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

Pattern:

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

Flower:
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Change color to red.
Rnd 2: With Red, Attach to any stitch, [Ch 3, Sl st in next st] 4 times. Sl st into first ch 3 sp.
Rnd 3: *Ch 3, 6 DC in same ch sp, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, sl st in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch 3 sp.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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