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Crochet Tutorial: Warm Waffles Handwarmers

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I’m about to heat things up with my Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl and Handwarmers Set!! Using the Waffle Stitch, I designed this great two-piece combo that will keep you nice and cozy from the cold weather!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Whether you are in a subzero climate or in an area with the occasional cold day, this set is perfect for anyone, anywhere. This light weight but warm set is the perfect combination for everyone. It makes a great gift.

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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This blog covers how to make the handwarmers. The pattern and video tutorial walks you through step by step how to make these long fingerless gloves that allow freedom to use your hands while still keeping you nice and toasty!

Not only is this a practical set that will see a lot of use, it is very fashionable too!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these fingerless gloves:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Willow Yarns Dappled in the color Electric (1 skein 218 yards)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but these measure 13 inches long and 10 inches around (stretched)
-Since this is a repeat pattern, and it is in the multiple of 4, you can pretty much create this same design with any yarn. I give tips and tricks on how to do so in the intro of both video tutorials. You can use any worsted weight or double knitting yarn. Feel free to use any type of fiber you’d like.

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

MAKE 2

Ch 30 or any multiple of 4 +2
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last 2 sts. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 3: (Wrong Side) Ch up 3, FPDC on next st, *DC in next st, FPDC on next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 4: (Right Side) Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last 2 sts. Turn. (28 sts)

Rows 5-30: Repeat rows 3 and 4 as long as you want it to be.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing up the seam.

Assembly:
Sew up seam and make thumb hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Thumb Hole:
Attach yarn around thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC 8 sts evenly around thumb hole, sl st to 1st sc, ch up 1 (8)
Rnd 2-5: SC around, sl st to 1st sc, ch up 1 (8)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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I’m about to heat things up with my Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl and Handwarmers Set!! Using the Waffle Stitch, I designed this great two-piece combo that will keep you nice and cozy from the cold weather!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Whether you are in a subzero climate or in an area with the occasional cold day, this set is perfect for anyone, anywhere. This light weight but warm set is the perfect combination for everyone. It makes a great gift.

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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This blog covers how to make the hooded cowl scarf. The pattern and video tutorial walks you through step by step how to make this great piece that can be worn in a combination of ways!

Not only is this a practical set that will see a lot of use, it is very fashionable too!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hooded cowl:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Willow Yarns Dappled in the color Electric (4 skeins total)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but this one measures 12 inches wide which is 30 centimeters and it is over 6 feet long but you can make it shorter if you’d like.
–Since this is a repeat pattern, and it is in the multiple of 4, you can pretty much create this same design with any yarn. I give tips and tricks on how to do so in the intro of both video tutorials. You can use any worsted weight or double knitting yarn. Feel free to use any type of fiber you’d like.

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

Ch 50 or any multiple of 4 +2
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC in next 3 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 4: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC on last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Rows 5-142: Repeat rows 3 and 4 as long as you want it to be.
Single crochet around entire piece.

Assembly:
Sew up hood seam and attach both ends (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Make button embellishment

Ch 12
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, Turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in next 3 sts, Ch 1, Sk 2 sts, DC in last 4 sts. Turn. (8 sts and 1 ch 1 sp)
Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in ch 1 sp, DC in next 4 sts. Turn. (10)
Row 4: Ch up 3, DC across. Turn. (10)
Row 5-8: Repeat row 4
Single Crochet around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew on button.
Attach to cowl.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Harlequin Leg Warmers

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Expanding my video tutorial library, I continue to explore designing patterns using the Entrelac Stitch. I have these Harlequin Legwarmers for you to try! These are so much fun to wear! Especially with stiletto heels!

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But don’t just stop there! Perfect for short boots, shoes, or bare feet during your yoga class, these tubular stockings are a sure way to bring up your fashion game!

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Change the colors for your favorite team, monochromatic two tones, or a splash of rainbow, any color combination will work! Think outside the box and use this design for a harlequin costume as well! You will have this stitch mastered in no time and your creativity will be out of this world!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these leg warmers:

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Aran and Black
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements.

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

Pattern:

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

Make 2 

With Aran:
Ch 55 or any multiple of 11
Round 1: Entrelac Stitch Across Chain starting in 2nd ch from hook (See video tutorial for visual instructions), sl st to 1st st, Fasten off (5 Diamonds made)
Round 2: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 3: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 4: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 5: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 6: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 7: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 8: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 9: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off

Top of cuff: 
With Black
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st (30 sts around)
Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around, sl st to 1st sc. (40 sts around)
Round 3: ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (40 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, [FPDC in next st, DC in next st] around, sl st to FPDC
Round 5-7: Repeat Round 4
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bottom part of cuff:
with Black
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st, ch 2 (30 sts around)
Round 2: SC in each st around, sl st to 1st SC. (30 sts)
Round 3: ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (40 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, [FPDC in next st, DC in next st] around, sl st to FPDC
Round 5-6: Repeat Round 4
Fasten off, weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers

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After taking a little break from filming, I was back in the studio to film these amazing Mukluk style slippers I recently designed. Using the Entrelac Stitch on these comfy footwear, my Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers are perfect for getting cozy and curling up on a cold night!

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This week we will explore using Tunisian Entrelec Stitch Crochet. This gives an introduction to this new design with the first project that I designed using Entrelac Stitch. This is a great project to try something new!

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The Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers are a fun project using a splash of color on the cuff and toe, you can add some fun to our slippers using our favorite team colors, rainbow colors, or your favorite combination of multiple colors. You can adjust the size of your slippers to fit any adult!! These make a great gift!!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these slippers:

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Aran, Dark Teal, Flamingo, Hot Coral, and Dark Orchid
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-The written pattern is for a size 7.5/8 US Women’s Size Shoe. You can adjust the size for measurements.

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

Pattern:

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

Make 2 

**USE 2 STRANDS OF YARN FOR THIS WHOLE PROJECT**
With Dark Teal:
Ch 55 or any multiple of 11

Round 1: Entrelac Stitch Across Chain starting in 2nd ch from hook (See video tutorial for visual instructions), sl st to 1st st, Fasten off (5 Diamonds made)
Round 2: With Flamingo, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 3: With Dark Orchid, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 4: With Hot Coral, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off

Top of cuff: 
Turn piece upside down so the Dark Teal Diamonds are at the top,
With Aran,
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st, ch 2 (30 sts around)
Round 2: DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (30 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, [FPDC in next st, DC in next st] around, sl st to FPDC
Round 4: Repeat Round 3
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bottom part of cuff:
Turn piece upside down so the Hot Coral Diamonds are at the top,
With Aran,
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st, ch 2 (30 sts around)
Round 2: DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (30 sts)
Fasten off, weave in all ends

Sole:
With Aran:
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 5-23: SC across, ch 1, turn (9) (Measures 7.5 inches at this point)
Row 24: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2tog, Ch 1, Turn. (7)
Row 25: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2tog, Ch 1, Turn. (5)
Row 26: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2tog, Ch 1, Turn. (3)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Top of Foot:
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 2: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (14)

Change Color to Hot Coral
Row 7: [SC, HDC] in 1st st, DC in next, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, DC in next st, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next, [HDC, SC] in last st. Turn. (16)

Change Color to Dark Orchid
Row 8: Ch 4 (Counts as TR), TR in same st, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, DC in next, 2 TR in last st, ch 1, turn. (18)

Change Color to Flamingo
Row 9: SC in 1st st, SC in next st, * HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * across, Turn. (18)

Change Color to Dark Teal
Row 10: Ch 4 (Counts as TR), TR in next st, *DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next 2 sts, Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (18)

Change Color to Aran (Main Color)
Row 11: SC in 1st st, SC in next, * HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * across, Ch 1, turn. (18)

Rows 12-20: SC across, ch 1, turn. (18)

Divide for Leg Opening:
Right Side:
Row 1: SC in 1st 7 sts, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 2-10: SC across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left Side:
Row 1: Sk 4 sts on Row 20 of foot, SC in remaining 7 sts, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 2-10: SC across, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Sl st to right side (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Ankle:
SC 30 sts evenly around ankle.

Assembly:
Single Crochet Sole to Foot
Sew Cuff to foot ankle part.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Let Your Buns Out Hat

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You asked and I answered. I’ve decided to join the group of designers who have been trending this hot item. I made my own version of the messy bun hat! Here’s the “Let Your Buns Out Hat!” Show love to my momma for being my messy bun hat model! Yes, that’s MY MOM! I typically model my finished items, but I cover my hair so I was lucky enough to have my mom model my item for me.

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I went ice skating and saw someone wear a hat that was not crocheted, but it had different textures and sections with a brim. That was my inspiration for this design. I created 3 sections, each with different stitching, I crocheted around a hair tie elastic to make an opening for a messy bun. This whole project took me 2 hours to complete. The notes section below shares information on how to make different sizes.

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Gold, Aran, Coffee, and Redwood
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Hair Tie Elastics
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 6.5 inches from top to bottom
-We are making all the pieces separate and crocheting them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.

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
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.

 

Make 2 sections of each
See video tutorial to see where each section goes.

Section 1: With Aran
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-19: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (10 HDC)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Section 2: With Gold
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in each st across. (10 DC)
Rows 3-15: Ch up 3, FPDC in each st until the last st, DC in last st. (10 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Section 3:
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Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-12:
Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), [Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC in last st, turn.
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Repeat Sections 1, 2 and 3 so you have a total of 6 Sections (60 stitches total)

Assembly:
With Coffee: Single crochet all sides together. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Single Crochet around bottom edge of hat to blend all sections together. Again, see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Brim: (Optional)
With Coffee
Mark the 1st and last st across 3 sections (30 stitches) (See video tutorial)
Starting at the one furthest to the right, attach yarn and ch up 1
Row 1: [1 sc in st, 2 sc in next st] 13 times (you may have to do this 15 times, that’s okay!) ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Rows 2:
sc in each st across. Sl st in next free stitch on hat, ch 1, turn
Row 3-5:
Sk sl st, sc across, sl st in next free st on hat, ch 1, turn
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Inner Peace Blanket

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Inner peace (or peace of mind or inner calmness) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.”

Finding inner peace is not always easy. Oftentimes, we find ourselves at a crossroads of choices that we need to make to find that path to peacefulness. That is the inspiration for this fourth blanket in our series of charity blankets that I have made using squares from the 365 Days of Granny Squares.

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It has only been a few days since we have completed the year of granny squares project, yet, the squares have piled up in stacks in my craft room over the past 12 months. All of these squares will find their way to those in need. This beautiful blanket I just completed will be sent to Project Linus. You can read about this organization here.

Each square was chosen from our vast collection of squares, and I placed them in a frame with an ‘X’ leading to a center PEACE SIGN square. The name and definition makes this very appropriate to send to this charity organization.

I made rows of double crochet in strips and attached each square, then attached the strips using the single crochet method. I did a simple border using double crochet as well. This blanket was a lot of fun to make!

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I have spent many, many months in the hospital over the past 9 years. Sometimes, spending more days in the year in the hospital than out. One of the most comforting things I brought from home was my homemade blankets. Snuggling up with that warm piece of home in an otherwise clinical, and sometimes miserable environment, can make all the difference to someone who needs every comfort they can find. I hope this blanket can bring that to someone special and provide a tiny bit of peace at a difficult time. So much love goes into my creations when I make them. It’s my way of putting good out into the world one stitch, one granny square, at a time!

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If you are interested in seeing my other projects, check out the links above the video in this blog.

Below is a list of the squares used in this project:
You can click each number and it will take you to its video tutorial

Number 216
Number 86
Number 62
Number 144
Number 221
Number 205
Number 238
Number 243
Number 71
Number 124
Number 255
Number 102
Number 203
Number 119
Number 126
Number 193
Number 187
Number 183
Number 222
Number 26
Number 102
Number 134
Number 236
Number 18
Number 247
Number 153
Number 202
Number 120
Number 199
Number 215
Number 207
Number 132
Number 117
Number 161
Number 108
Number 155
Number 201

To see all 365 Days of Granny Squares click here.

Yay! I did it!

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I DID IT! I CROSSED THE FINISH LINE!

It has been no secret that for the past 8 years, I have been battling severe illness as I continue to fight Crohn’s disease. By the end of 2015, I had spent a good portion of another year hospitalized after having 2 major surgeries. I was determined to go into 2016 with hopes for better health. There was a scary episode at the end of 2015 where I went septic and things were pretty bleak. That experience, and the fact that it brought me too close for comfort to no longer being here on Earth, was what inspired me to take on the challenge of a 365 day project. Yes, I know, nothing like a brush with death to make you want to look forward in life! Seize the day; or, in my case, more than 365 of them!

This was my status on Personal Facebook Account on the very last day of 2015. Thank you for being my stars! I love you all!!

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I wanted to start the new year with a project that would chronicle days I could try to stay out of the hospital. Following surgery in December 2015, I remember late night talks with my mom about challenging myself to work toward a long term goal. This particular challenge had to be something that wasn’t too overwhelming. (Note: a 365 day project, no matter how small it seems at the time, can sometimes get overwhelming) I decided on crocheting a single granny square each day with the help of my dad who would record a video tutorial of each afghan block. Each day that I was able to stay out of the hospital was another day that I would work toward health and wellness. Each square represented a step in this journey. I was able to make it nearly 8 months before I ended up in the hospital again, but even then, I was able to continue filming my tutorials from my hospital room. I remember saying often that nothing could happen to me all year because I HAD TO get that daily square filmed and posted! Not only were people counting on me, I was counting on myself!

And so it commenced, we started filming our first granny square on December 31st, 2015 to launch on January 1st, 2016. YARNutopia’s 365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials were born.

Beginning and Near Endings

This project began as a very personal goal, I had a small following on my Facebook page and YouTube channel, and wasn’t sure if this would even be something that would catch on. Would I just be on my own for a year making squares? Honestly, I had zero idea of how this would turn out, and because of that, I failed to foresee a few issues that arose during the process. For the most part, it went quite well right out of the gate. I was keeping up the pace, squares upon squares, one a day with no problem. Until…I had a problem.

In my zeal to get started, I failed to garner the proper permission to film some of the squares that had free patterns available online. I was contacted by some of the designers that I filmed their squares without their OK. They had a totally valid position, and for the most part, handled professionally and successfully. It was my own misunderstanding to not consider going through proper channels, and it resulted in a few squares being removed from the early part of the project. This helped to change my course. I went through the correct procedures moving forward. It forced me to push myself even further to design my own squares. A total of 33 of my own designs were part of this project. It taught me extremely valuable lessons in the process. That can be humbling to go through.

Sometimes, it takes finding yourself in an uncomfortable position to really push yourself to get more creative. I remember considering giving up. That was until one particular keyboard warrior wrote to me with a few intense, nasty, and unnecessary insults to really push me right back up again. To anyone I hurt in this process, my sincerest apologies. For anyone who tried to come at me to hurt me or get me to quit, thanks for everything. It was because of what you did that made me want to finish. That was a turning point. Moving forward things were otherwise very successful and positive.

A Debt of Gratitude

There is no way a project this lofty could have been accomplished solely on my own. As mentioned earlier, I was able to garner permission from a wide array of incredible designers that allowed me the opportunity to use one or many of their patterns in my project. There is a list at the end of this blog linking every designer that contributed their designs. PLEASE, I implore you all to visit their websites, blogs, Ravelry stores, and Facebook pages. “Like” and “Follow” these amazing, creative people. There would be no 365 Days of Granny Squares without their help. I wish I could gather everyone who helped me on this daily endeavor and give these ladies and gentlemen a standing ovation! I owe each of them a debt of deep genuine gratitude. I learned so much from every square. I am literally in tears writing this part of the blog because it is difficult to put into words what this entire process meant to me. I can look at certain squares and remember what they represent in this journey. There is a square on the day I had to have another biopsy. There are squares that represent health victories and squares that represent some rough patches. 2016 brought so many highlights, and there is a square that reflects many of those amazing personal moments. Although this started out as my own journey, it became so much more than I could have ever imagined. These granny squares truly became my journal written in yarn.

The hunt for squares

The process of finding squares for my year long quest was somewhat of a challenge to search online for free patterns from designers. If their written patterns were easy to follow and understand, I would contact them to ask permission to use their design. As I said, were numerous amazing designers that lent their patterns. Up until the very end I was receiving requests and replies to use patterns, but the year ran out of days! Their patterns are an incredible tool for those who are participating in the 365 Days of Granny Squares project. Having the accompanying written instructions to assist with the tutorial has helped tremendously for people wanting to learn how to read patterns, as well as those who prefer that over a video tutorial. At the bottom of the 365 Days of Granny Squares blog, I listed the designers’ links to their written patterns. In my video tutorials, I mention the designer and pattern name for that particular square, and I share a link to the written pattern in the description of each video tutorial on YouTube. I also share a link to their written pattern on social media when I share the square of the day every morning. All of these things help followers network with so many in our crochet community.

Yarn for days!

When taking on a project of this magnitude, planning ahead was a necessity. Thankfully I had scrap yarn to get things started which saved me from having to purchase a bunch of yarn for this monumental project. This ENTIRE task was accomplished using ALL scrap yarns that I have collected in my stash over time. I began the project using Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver and kept that constant through the entire year. There was no waste when using yarn scraps, and it keeps everything consistent by using the same fiber and brand for each square. I tried keeping the supplies for this project as modest as possible.

You can’t plan for everything!

Taking on this mission also meant that I had to plan for all sorts of situations. There was so much concealed when I took on this project that lasted for 365 days. Over the course of the year, we experienced many technical difficulties. We had upload fails, we accidentally released videos in the wrong order, and we mixed up footage. If you can imagine all the possibilities of accidents that could go wrong over an entire year adventure, we probably encountered a majority of them. My dad and I had a very good system worked out, and filming a daily video went fairly smoothly. However, nothing about this was predictable. Filming in the hospital became necessary at one point during this journey. If I was able to keep the squares in order, and not have any breaks, it meant having my dad bring the studio to my hospital room. Again, at this point while feeling so ill, I thought about giving up on this project, but I had gotten so far, so giving up was no longer an option. Sometimes it was necessary to film a few days in advance to bank up some tutorials in case I was unable to be in the studio. Whether I filmed one video a day, or filmed a few in a day to take some time off, I would always add the daily square to the blog, and I posted the new square to my social media sites every single morning when I woke up. Although we had a few mix-ups and personal mishaps, there have been no late granny squares, and I was able to accomplish everything I had hoped for.

To those who participated in the journey

The feedback throughout this process has been unbelievable. Along the way, I was lifted up in ways I cannot put into words. The growing following that came every day to post, discuss, and share their thoughts about the day’s square was incredible.

I want to take a moment to thank every one of you who were here. Even if I didn’t comment on each post every day, I read and saw it all — every single square, every beautiful color combination, and every kind word you said to me and to each other. How do I say thank you for all that you did for me and for one another? I’m so proud of my YARNutopia community! Thank you for showing up every single day. You may not know this, but it was each of YOU who inspired me each day to show up, work hard, and keep going. Every message and kind word went straight to my heart. This project was a collective effort from all of us. WE DID IT! Myself, my dad, the designers, and YOU the crocheters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this epic journey. I witnessed something truly remarkable as this year unfolded. It makes me sad to see this project come to an end. I won’t have you here with me every single day for our daily square, but I’m so grateful this brought us together over our mutual love of crochet. I feel like I know all of you as we crocheted together through it all. There are seriously no words. #uglycry

What the future holds

I will be keeping the 365 Days of Granny Squares page up for a while and may replace a few squares here or there at some point. This one year commitment to a project of this magnitude was satisfactory to achieve. Many have asked me to do another year, but I think one year was sufficient to prove to myself that I could do this. I am happy and have no regrets looking back. I learned invaluable things about our crochet community, about myself, about commitment, about the power of positive thinking, about having a passion to pursue a goal, and about how yarn can tie so many across our globe together. I was happy to be the one to share this experience with all of you who came every day or just stopped by for a few favorite squares. This isn’t the end of what I am capable of doing. I look forward to new challenges in 2017 including some fun monthly projects! The work to do this project took a lot of effort not only on my part but also for my dad. We both look forward to a bit of rest and relaxation before we get back in the studio. There is much more to come from us in the future! So stay tuned!

To my Daddy

First and foremost, I could not have done this project without my supportive family, and of course, Nate! I cannot finish this blog without a huge mention of what role my dad played in this yearlong endeavor. Where do I start when it comes to thanking him? How does one encapsulate the gratitude I feel for someone who was with me at every single moment of every single project? He stood tirelessly by my side and filmed 365 squares (plus our bonus square). There he was, right by my side, ready to go each day until the very end! I don’t think anyone could understand what a colossal task this project was other than my daddy. His exemplary video and editing skills made every square come to life on the screen. He was the one who worked tirelessly through the year, late into the nights making our videos, making edits, taking out the bloopers (yes, one day, we will have a blooper reel), corrected me, helped me, supported me, challenged me, encouraged me, energized me, untangled yarn for me, laughed with me, and by indirect means, learned crochet along side me! He never gave up. He never complained. His dedication and commitment to this project cannot go unnoticed. Thank you, Daddy. Your patience and sense of humor made doing this monumental project so much more fun than I could have ever imagined. I love you so much! SHOUT OUT TO MY AMAZING DADDY!

All these squares

Throughout this project, I demonstrated how to make each granny square in a video tutorial. Participants are then on their own to decide what to make using their squares. Some have participated from the beginning of the year making each square, and some jumped in on occasion to make a square that stood out. The creativity of what we’re sharing has been fabulous! Projects that have been made and shared on our Facebook page have left me speechless! You are all so talented!

Throughout the year, I have collected the squares and have been using them in blanket projects. From the start, I planned to pay it forward and make blankets for people in need. So far, I have managed to make 3 blankets using a variety of the squares. Each blanket has found its way to a very special home or charity and will continue to do so as I finish using all the squares in this project. This was my way of giving back for a year of healthier and happier days.

Read about my first project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my second project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my third project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Goodbye 2016

Now the year has come to an end. It will be strange not having a square to post tomorrow morning, but at the same time I am thrilled over a successful goal achieved. Today is so bittersweet! Not many can say they crocheted a granny square every day for an entire year and got healthier doing it! That’s a pretty great ending to 2016 and an even better way to start out another great year! Together we came so far! Here’s to a year ahead of more epic crochet days! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Cheers to 2017 being a wonderful year for all!

~Nadia

Find the list of contributing designers here: (AGAIN, please visit their pages, “Like” their work, and “Follow” them on social media!)

Murray Stewart at http://www.madebymurray.co.uk

Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl at http://www.crochetville.com/

Kinga Erdem at http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/

https://thegiraffeshat.wordpress.com

Leonie Morgan’s Ravelry Store

Margret Willson’s Ravelry Store

Eline Alcocer at www.pastaandpatchwork.com

Ali Burdon at http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/

Jackie Tyler at http://www.crochet-knit.com/

Maz Kwok at http://www.beacrafter.com/

Ali Crafts Designs’ Ravelry Store

Vicki Brown at http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

Joanne Jones’ Ravelry Store

Megan Mills at http://megan.cc/MotifWheel/

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Natasja King from Crochetime.net

Red Heart Design Team

Ruth C. Roy at 365grannies.blogspot.com/

Yuli Nilssen at Yuli Handmade

Beverly A. Qualheim at Bev’s Country Cottage

Nina Leon at Hookers Don’t Bite

Fiona Kelly at Tangled Blossom Design

Pia Thadani at StitchesnScraps.com

Manda Robertson at Raising Robertsons

By Hook

Lois Everett

Laura Avery Home Makers Insanity

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Sonya Blackstone at Blackstone Designs

Naomi Garcia lanadebaa.blogspot.com/

Sara Palacios

Yarn In Yarn Out Designs

Wieke van Keulen

DROPS design

Vogue Knitting

Josie Calvert Briggs

Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart

Shelley Husband

Elaine Phillips

Christine Harvey

Adaiha Covington

Lucinda Ganderton

Kara Gunza from Petals to Picots

JLyn Spencer

Corinne Bradd

Lynne Samaan

April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Carola Wijma

Claire Hayes

Sandra La Madeleine

Annoo Crochet

Betina Juchem Clemens

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sew Hooked

Patricia Stuart

JudyK

Sandra Åhlberg

The Snail of Happiness

Patricia Stuart

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Carol Bryant

CreativeCrochetWorkshop

Helen Shrimpton

Tamika Joyeux

Amanda Weenk

Shan Sevcik

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Susan Hinton

Donna Mason-Svara at Smooth Fox

Emily H.

Melissa Beth

Celina Lane

Melinda Hobgood

Sadie Cuming

Carola Wijma

Jennifer Lynn Carter

Claire from Crochet Leaf

Amber Schaaf

Cylinda D. Mathews

Crochet- atelier

Julie A Bolduc

Jennifer Tucker

Shannon Thayer

Oombawka Design

Donna Kay Lacey

Cynthia Boylan At SpinnyThingy.Blogspot.Com

Black Sheep Creations

Kris Kelln

Marta Chrzanowska

Melissa Green

Aurora Suominen from MyBlueAngels.Blogspot.com

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Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff

Marie Segares

Joanne Jones

Buttonnose Crochet

Bonnie Pierce

Jen Tyler

Edith E Smith

Maria Summers

BabyLove Brand