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Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark week 2017 starts now! What better way to DIVE in than with a great round-up blog just SWIMMING with some great shark crochet patterns? HOOK yourself a great new project that is sure to make a few JAWS drop! There’s an OCEAN of possibilities for gift giving ideas in this one great place. So FISH out your favorite yarn and get ready for a FIN-tastic week of patterns you can really sink your TEETH into.

Ok, I know, I know, I get carried away with the puns!! I promise I am at the TAIL end of them. Seriously. Last one. Have a great Shark Week everyone!

Click the links or the photo to take you to each pattern.

Adult Shark Blanket
YARNutopia

 

Crochet Shark Amigurumi
One Dog Woof

Hammerhead Shark Free Crochet Pattern
Spin a Yarn Crochet

Shark Bag
YARNutopia

Shark Puppet Scrubby
Red Heart Yarns

Great White Shark Hand Puppet
YARNutopia

Below are some fabulous Shark crochet patterns for sale!

Shaaark Hooded Scarf
Snappy Tots

 

Shark Hat
Snappy Tots

Below there’s BONUS Under Water crochet patterns!

Mermaid Tail Afghan Pattern—3 Sizes
YARNutopia

Fish Amigurumi
YARNutopia

Mermaid Outfit For a Baby
YARNutopia

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Yarn Pop Bag Review

Yarn Pop Bag Review

Recently YarnPop.com shared with me a couple of their product yarn bags. In exchange for the bags, I was to use them and share my opinion on how I like them. I have been carrying them around town for the past few weeks with all my projects giving them a good breaking in. I have come to one major conclusion..I love them! Here is my product review.

The small Double Decade Bag is a small bag with double grommet openings on the front where yarn can be threaded through. This convenient feature allows a crocheter or knitter the ease of working on a project while keeping your yarn skeins stored away. This small bag is perfect for little projects. The nice thing is this size bag is easily stored in larger bags for on the go such as a diaper bag, suitcase, large handbag etc. This allows you to omit carrying multiple bags or stuffing your yarn supplies in a bag for which it is not intended. These tiny bags keep everything in one easy-to-use place.

The second bag in this review is the Totable Zoom Zoom Bag. For myself, this bag has all the features I love in a yarn bag. The durable construction of this canvas bag allows you to hold everything needed to take your projects on the go! Multiple pockets on the inside keep three skeins of yarn separated and organized for your multi-skein projects. This bag has three grommet holes to keep those skeins organized as you work on your projects. Your Work-in-Progress can be brought back into the large part of the bag and stored. These Made in The USA bags are not only sturdy, but their pattern designs are a great statement with bold color and patterns. There is a soft cotton lining on the inside and this bag has so much room for all your crochet and knit supplies.

Take these bags anywhere with their portable features. The Totable Zoom Zoom has a fantastic adjustable shoulder strap that can be changed as a shoulder bag to a tote. No matter where you go, you are sure to make a statement with these great bags. Personally, I have received several comments and compliments on mine everywhere I go!

For all my YARNutopians who are interested in checking these bags out further, Yarn Pop has an exclusive offer for you! If you are interested in these great products. Go to their website and at checkout, use discount code Nadiacheer25% to receive your 25% off your purchase. This is a great discount for anyone wanting to give these a try and save a few dollars doing so. They have international shipping available as well as several payment options. While supplies last, you’ll also get a free mini bag with your purchase!! Woohoo for free stuff!


I love a good yarn bag as I am rarely without a project in hand, these YarnPop bags are an awesome accessory to anyone who, like me, takes their crochet EVERYWHERE!

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Shark Bag

Get ready to sink your crochet hooks into this “fin-tastic” Shark Bag! Grab your flip flops, sunscreen, and a beach towel and go straight to the nearest beach with this fun aquatic accessory! Perfect for kids of all ages, especially the young at heart! Do you know the perfect person who would love this tote? Share this with them! It is “JAWsome”!



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

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern
:

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

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!! ***

Red Heart Yarns With Love in Pewter (less than 300 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black (Less than 10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (Less than 20 yards)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 350 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this bag are 20 Inches long (50cm), and 10 inches (25cm) for just the bag portion

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

Pattern:

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

Body of Bag:

With Gray, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 36
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (36)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
Rnds 6-32: SC in each st around until the bag is as long as you want it to be. (I stopped at 10 inches)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Attach White to any st on round 32
Row 33: *Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, sk 2 sts on round 32, Sl st in next st, repeat from * until you have as many teeth as you want. (stopped at 9 teeth) Sl st to next st, fasten off, weave in ends.

Tail: With Gray
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (30)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 5-11: SC in each st around until the tail is as long as you want it to be.
Fasten off with long tail.
Assembly step: Sew tail closed and sew to the inside of the bottom of the bag. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Eye: With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
Add a fleck of white in the eye for detail.
Sew to bag.

Belly of Shark:
With White
Ch 11
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Rows 3-7: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 8: SC in 7 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Rows 9-13: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 14: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Rows 15-23: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn. (7)
Row 24: SC in 5 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Rows 25-31: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 32: SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (5)
Rows 33-35: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 36: SC in 3 sts, SC2TOG. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to shark body. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Top fin: Make 2 with Gray
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2SC in last st, turn. (6)
Row 3: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, 2DC in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 4: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (16)
Row 5: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (20)
Row 6: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew the front and back pieces together and then sew them to the shark. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Pocket: With Gray
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 10: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Continue to SC around whole piece. Fasten off.
Sew to shark side. Use photos as guide. Make sure the pocket is functional (don’t sew up the top side of the pocket)

Gills:
With Black Make 3
Ch 11, fasten off with long tail.
Sew to shark.

Straps:  Make 2
Start with long tail for sewing
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)
Rnds 3-40: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 41: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6) Fasten off with tail for sewing.
Sew to inside of bag.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

A couple of my favorite vices are handbags and shoes. I love a good bag! A nice tote that I can carry around with style! I can’t begin to tell you how many things I carry around in my purse! With that in mind, I decided to create a handbag with space and functionality in mind. Using a bit of creative ingenuity, I incorporated some thrifted macrame hoops and some old cable wire to help make this beautiful design and give it a unique shape.

For my prototype, I created it using Red Heart Yarn that I happened to pick up on a sale, but my recommendation would be to use a COTTON YARN or a cotton blend yarn. It’s not wrong to use any kind of yarn, you can make this any way you like, but for sturdiness and durability, a cotton yarn may work better in this project.

PoppinPetals2

I added some fun embellishments, floral details on each end of the purse sides, a cute little tassel, as well as a wooden button for closure.

Feel free to modify this to your liking with your own personal touches. Keep in mind, the size of this bag can be changed, and I have all that information in the Notes section below.

This would make an amazing yarn bag! In fact, this bag perfectly accommodates a One Pound skein of yarn with ease (Tested and Approved!).

A smaller version of this bag would be a cute makeup or accessory bag! Have fun with your creativity!! Share your photos when you’re finished on the Facebook page here!

PoppinPetals

To learn how to make your fashionable bag by following along with this video tutorial:

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

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

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

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

-Approximately 600 yards of yarn. (You can use any cotton or polyester yarn) I used Red Heart Super Saver Accents in Coral
-Wooden Button, find the shop I bought mine at here.
G/6-4.25 Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
Scissors
Cord, Rope, or Wire (optional)
2 Macrame Rings (optional)

NOTES:
-This pattern is made with separate pieces and is seamed with crochet and sewing
-The video tutorial demonstrates a purse that is approximately 12 inches, but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want for the body of the purse.
-To make side rings with the flowers bigger, follow the math for the increases to make it bigger. If you need it to be smaller, stop increasing at any point.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook from loop, place hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, and pull through tightly. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, place hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook and pull through tightly. Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

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

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Flower Side: Make 2

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc. (7)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning sc. (14)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 DC in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 1 (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * Sl st in center back of next petal, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 3 sp, 6DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, * Sl st in next sp, 6 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, repeat from * around. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st into center back of next petal, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 4 sp, 7 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, *sl st into next sp, 7 dc in same sp, sl st into same sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 petals)
Fasten off, weave in ends


Back of flower:
Rnd 8: Attach yarn on backside of flower around a sl st from rnd 4, ch 4, *sl st around next sl st from rnd 4, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch. (7 ch sps) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each sp around, do not attach to beginning. Place stitch marker and work in continuous rounds from here on out. (21)
Rnd 10: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 11: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnd 12: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts] 7 times. (42)
Rnd 13: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 7 times. (49)
Rnd 14: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts] 7 times. (56)
Rnd 15: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts] 7 times. (63)
Rnd 16: If you are using a macrame ring, attach this working a single crochet around the ring in each st around (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends
If you are not using a ring, omit working round 16 and just fasten off.

If you want your petals to be flatter on your piece, you can sew around it, (see how I show it in the video tutorial)

Body of purse: Make 2
Ch 36 (Or ch any multiple of 5+1, so I chained 35+1=36)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (35 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), Beg. Popcorn in same st, *DC in next st, Popcorn in next, repeat from * across, ending w/ Popcorn, turn.
Row 3: SC across (see video tutorial on where to sc) (35 sc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next st, repeat from *, across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6-25: Repeat rows 2-5 or keep repeating until you are satisfied with the length then go onto the pattern for row 26.
Row 26-30: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


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Handles: Make 2
Using cord/Rope, or anything you can work around (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch 5,
bring around to beginning and sc in 1st ch and in each ch around. Work in continuous spiral.
Rnd 2-36 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off when your handle is long enough.

Sew all your pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
When sewing the bottom seam, you can add a cord to keep your piece straight so it doesn’t get wonky.
I think watching the video for all the sewing will help greatly in creating your piece.


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Tassel:
Watch video tutorial or add any embellishment you like to attach to the handle for a pretty finish

Button:
Add button to center front, crochet loop by attaching yarn to back of purse, chain 10, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

 

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Desert Sunset Tote Bag

Summer is here and I needed a bag to take with me to the farmers market to hold all my goodies! I stumbled upon this lovely bag designed by Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream This bag can be used in so many different ways! Take it to the beach, use it as a purse, use it as a book bag if you’re a student, use it as a project bag and take it wherever you go to continue your crochet projects!

I used different colors than the pattern calls for, so you can use my color choices, you could stick to the original written pattern color scheme, or you can make up your own color scheme! Make it one solid color if you’d like! The creativity possibilities are endless!

Here is the video tutorial on how to make this tote bag.

Here is my color scheme row by row:

1. White            16. Red            31. Green

2. Red               17. Purple        32. Orange

3. Blue              18. White        33. White

4. White           19. Blue

5. Orange         20. Orange

6. White           21. Red

7. Green           22. White

8. Purple         23. Green

9. White          24. White

10. Yellow       25. Purple

11. White         26. Orange

12. Green        27. Blue

13. Blue           28. Yellow

14. Orange      29. Red

15. White        30. White

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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