FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

Sometimes things don’t go the way we expect and we have to improvise. Which is exactly what I had to do for this beautiful Chunky Basket. This is my latest project for the Funky with Chunky yarn event! Using Bernat Maker Big Yarn I created this very practical, very sturdy basket that is perfect for so much around the house. Great for storage, toys, organization, towels, you name it, one or more of these baskets will come in handy and look stylish, too!! I know for my house, this basket will be great for storing either yarn or Nasir’s toys. With Easter around the corner and the ‘safer at home’ quarantine ordinance in place, this would make a great kids basket. I am sure we will get a lot of use out of this home accessory. Be sure to follow along in today’s video tutorial or written pattern to make your own. Don’t have this yarn? Use tee shirt yarn or any variation of chunky yarn that’s size 5 to create this piece.

This video was not filmed in typical YARNutopia fashion. Because of the latest mandates imposed by the Governor regarding Safer At Home policies. My parents will be unable to travel. Therefore, this was filmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Maker Big Yarn in Dusk Blue
Size L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can make this as tall as you want. The smaller the hook you use, and the tighter the tension you have, the sturdier your basket will be.

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

Sometimes things don’t go the way we expect and we have to improvise. Which is exactly what I had to do for this beautiful Chunky Basket. This is my latest project for the Funky with Chunky yarn event! Using Bernat Maker Big Yarn I created this very practical, very sturdy basket that is perfect for so much around the house. Great for storage, toys, organization, towels, you name it, one or more of these baskets will come in handy and look stylish, too!! I know for my house, this basket will be great for storing either yarn or Nasir’s toys. With Easter around the corner and the ‘safer at home’ quarantine ordinance in place, this would make a great kids basket. I am sure we will get a lot of use out of this home accessory. Be sure to follow along in today’s video tutorial or written pattern to make your own. Don’t have this yarn? Use tee shirt yarn or any variation of chunky yarn that’s size 5 to create this piece.

This video was not filmed in typical YARNutopia fashion. Because of the latest mandates imposed by the Governor regarding Safer At Home policies. My parents will be unable to travel. Therefore, this was filmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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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
Bernat Maker Big Yarn in Dusk Blue
Size L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can make this as tall as you want. The smaller the hook you use, and the tighter the tension you have, the sturdier your basket will be.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
ESC: Extended Single Crochet (Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through ONE loop, YO, Pull through 2 loops, stitch made)

Pattern:

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

Basket:

Work in continuous Rounds for the base

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 ESC into 2nd Ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: 2 ESC in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next st] 8 times. (24)

Rnd 4: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 2 sts] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 5: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 3 sts] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 6: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 4 sts] 8 times. (48)

Rnd 7: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 5 sts] 8 times. (56)

Rnd 8: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 6 sts] 8 times. (64)

Rnd 9: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 7 sts] 8 times. (72)

Rnd 10: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 8 sts] 8 times. (80)

Rnd 11: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 9 sts] 8 times. (88)

Rnd 12: Work in BLO for this round only. Sl st into next st, Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), DC in the BLO of every st around, sl st to first st. (88)

Rnds 13-21: Ch 2, DC in each st around working in both loops, Sl st to first st. (88)

Rnd 22: Mark your stitches to make handles (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 2, DC in first st, Ch 8, Sk 8 sts, DC in next 35 sts, Ch 8, Sk 8 sts, DC in the rest of the sts around, sl st to first st.

Rnd 23: Ch 2, DC in all sts and all chs around, sl st to first st.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

Carving a Crochet Hook

Carving a Crochet Hook

As many of you know, my dad is a serious amateur wood crafter. He enjoys carving and creating things from wood and has designed the fantastic wooden crochet hook handles I use due to my arthritis. Today, he created this beautifully carved crochet hook that he made from a branch found in his back yard. There is no narration to this video. This is simply the beauty of carving wood, meditative sounds for relaxation, and the process of which he uses to carve rustic handmade hooks. This hook is a great example of how resourceful one can be to turn ordinary items into something extraordinary. Enjoy this video.

 

 

 

Interested in my dad’s crochet hook handles?? Find them here!

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

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Shawl:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of KnitCrate

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

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

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

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

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Granny Square:

Make 2
Ch 2

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

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

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

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

Rnds 5-10: Repeat Round 4

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Center ribbing:

Work in BLO to make the ribbing look

Ch 17

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

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

Rows 3-40: repeat Row 2

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

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

Bottom Cuff:

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

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

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

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

Ties/Straps

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

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

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

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

 

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

 

Pattern:

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

Book Sleeve:

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

Ch 26

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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

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

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

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

 

 

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

 

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

My Punny Valentine 2020

My Punny Valentine 2020

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

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

Two Stitch Grande Scarf

 

 

 

Alpine Stitch Mittens

 

 

Sweetheart Baby Hat

 

 

Cow Amigurumi

 

 

Have a Heart Flip Flops

 

Alien Puppet

 

 

Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

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

 

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

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sloth Lovey

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

 

 

 

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

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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!

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Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Cafe Latte, Charcoal, Denim
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Latte
Polyfil
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook and Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Sloth Lovey

 

Granny Square:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Head:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

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

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

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

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off with long strand for sewing

Arms:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

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

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

Rnds 3-12: SC in each st around. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Fingers:

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

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

 

Face Backing:

With White, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Ch 6,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antenna:

With Charcoal, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Make 2

Ch 5

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Embroider Black Dots for eyes or use Safety Eyes.

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

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

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

 

 

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

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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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
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Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

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

 

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Alien Puppet

Head and Body:

With Spring Green

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

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

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arms

(Do this for both arm holes)

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

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

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

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

Polka Dots:

Make 4
With Purple

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

Antenna:

Make 2 with Purple

Ch 2 (work in continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

Eyes:

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

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

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

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

Embroider Mouth with black yarn on puppet

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

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

FREE Crochet Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

Heart: (Optional)

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

 

 

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Cow Amigurumi

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

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

 

 

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


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 Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Gold, Pink
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

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

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

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

Pattern:

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

Cow Amigurumi

Body:

With White

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

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

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

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

Rnds 7-21: SC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 22: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 25: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Head:

With White

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

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

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 6-15: SC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Legs:

Make 4
With Black

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12) Fasten off black and change color to white.

Rnd 3: Attach White yarn to any stitch and SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 4-15: SC in each st around with white.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Stuff legs and sew them to the body.

Spots:

Make 4 or 5 with Black yarn.

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12) Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew spots to body.

Ears:

Make 2 with Black

Ch 2 (work in continuous Rounds)

Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 4: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 7: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Snout:

With Pink

Ch 2, (work in continuous Rounds)

Ch 9

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and across, put 3 SC in last Ch and continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across the bottom of foundation chain, Put 2 SC in last st. (18)

(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Embroider Nostrils with black yarn on snout

Nosering (optional)

With Gold, Ch 11
Fasten off with tail for sewing.
Sew nose ring to each nostril.

Sew Snout to Head

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

Udders:

With Pink, (work in continuous Rounds)

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Udders Second Part: Make 4 in pink.

Work in continuous Rounds.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (4)

Rnds 2-3: SC in each st around. (4)

Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Sew each of the four udders to the base, then sew that to the cow body (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly: Stuff the head, body, Snout, Legs and sew all the pieces together using the video tutorial or photos as a guide on where everything should go, Weave in all your ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweetheart Baby Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweetheart Baby Hat

It is not a secret or something I keep *under my hat* but I love puns! Each year I love to *cap-tivate* you with my clever captions and cute patterns. I want you to go *a-head* and enjoy them. I know some are not going to be fans, but what can I do? *Hatters gonna hat!* So, whether you live in *Man-hat-tan* or *Cap(e) Coral* I hope you find something you love. Today’s pattern is the Sweetheart Baby Hat because it was made with my sweetheart niece in mind! Enjoy!

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Dusty Gray, Baby Pink, Petal Pink, Pale Plum, Cherry Red, Rouge
SizeH-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 hat will fit a baby up to 1 year old

 

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

Pattern:

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

Hat:

With Gray Ch 2

Work in 3rd Loop of the HDC sts (See video tutorial for specific location)

Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from the hook, Sl st to first st, Turn. (9)

Rnd 2: Work in 3rd Loop of the sts for rounds 2-11, Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (36)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, Turn. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times. sl st to first st, Turn. (54)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st, Turn. (60)

Rnds 8-11: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (60)
Fasten off gray.

Rnd 12: With Baby Pink, attach yarn, Looking at the outside of the hat, (No more turning the hat after each round), Ch 1, SC in each st around, Fasten off, change color.

Rnd 13: With Rouge, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 14: With Perfect Pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 15: With Red, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 16: With light purple, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 17: With Red, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 18: With Perfect Pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 19: With Rouge, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 20: With Baby pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 21: With Gray, Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch), DC in each st around, Sl st to first st. Ch 2.

Rnd 22: FPDC on next st, BPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first st, Ch 2.

Rnds 23-25: Repeat Round 22

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Assembly: Add a pom to the top of the hat.

Heart: (Optional)

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweetheart Baby Hat

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweetheart Baby Hat

It is not a secret or something I keep *under my hat* but I love puns! Each year I love to *cap-tivate* you with my clever captions and cute patterns. I want you to go *a-head* and enjoy them. I know some are not going to be fans, but what can I do? *Hatters gonna hat!* So, whether you live in *Man-hat-tan* or *Cap(e) Coral* I hope you find something you love. Today’s pattern is the Sweetheart Baby Hat because it was made with my sweetheart niece in mind! Enjoy!

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

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Dusty Gray, Baby Pink, Petal Pink, Pale Plum, Cherry Red, Rouge
SizeH-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 hat will fit a baby up to 1 year old

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alpine Stitch Mittens

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alpine Stitch Mittens

*Hands down* we can all agree on how much we love to crochet. We get *s-mitten* with a project and once we start, you *got to hand it to us,* it is hard to stop! I would say many of us *g-love* this craft much more than most things such as chillin’ and *bad-mitten.* Some would say that our hobby is getting *out of hand,* but they don’t know what *g-love* is when it comes to our favorite pastime. It’s *snow* laughing matter! That’s why the patterns keep coming and today I am *s-mitten* with these mittens! The latest Alpine Stitch Mittens are ready for your hooks and the slopes!

 

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

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Rose Blush

Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-These mittens will fit any adult

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

*Hands down* we can all agree on how much we love to crochet. We get *s-mitten* with a project and once we start, you *got to hand it to us,* it is hard to stop! I would say many of us *g-love* this craft much more than most things such as chillin’ and *bad-mitten.* Some would say that our hobby is getting *out of hand,* but they don’t know what *g-love* is when it comes to our favorite pastime. It’s *snow* laughing matter! That’s why the patterns keep coming and today I am *s-mitten* with these mittens! The latest Alpine Stitch Mittens are ready for your hooks and the slopes!

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Rose Blush

Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-These mittens will fit any adult

 

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

Pattern:

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

Mittens (Make 2)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, work in continuous rounds. (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: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Sl st into next st, Ch 2 (does not count as stitch)

Rnd 6: DC in each st around, sl st to first stitch, TURN (you will be looking at the inside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC in each st around sl st to first st, TURN (you will be looking at the outside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnds 12-22: Repeat Rounds 8-11 (ending with a repeat of Round 10)

The mitten should hit the thumb now (if it does not, you can continue with the repeat, but be sure to end on a repeat of Round 10 to go onto the instructions for Round 23)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, Ch 3 (or ch 4), Sk 3 sts (or skip 4 sts), SC in the rest of the sts around (Thumb hole made), Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 24: Ch 2, DC in first st, * FPDC on st from 2 previous Rounds, DC in next st, repeat from * around ending with DC in each ch of thumb hole and FPDC on last st. Turn. (See video tutorial if this row is confusing)

Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 9

Rnd 26: Repeat Round 10

Rnd 27: Repeat Round 11

Rnd 28: Repeat Round 8

Rnd 29: Repeat Round 9

Turn your work so you are looking at the outside of the mitten

Rnds 30-39: SC in each st around (you can work in continuous rounds until the end–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Thumb:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 8: Repeat Round 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Round 5

Rnd 10: Repeat Round 6

Rnd 11: Repeat Round 7

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly: Sew thumb to mitten while everything is inside out. Weave in all ends, put mitten right side out and enjoy!! (Make 2 mittens the same exact way for each hand)
Cut a piece of felt in the form of a heart, cut the heart in half and sew each half to the mitten (optional–not shown in video tutorial)

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Two Stitch Grande Scarf

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Two Stitch Grande Scarf

Understandably, I have been kind of *wrapped* up in myself for the past several months. Now that I am back in action, I promise I am not going to go all *gangsta wrap* or *Scarf-ace* crazy this month with the puns. Instead I *wrapped* it up with seven of the best *twisted* puns I could think of. I *stuck my neck out* to get these all done in time so all of you can enjoy the *fringe* benefits of my fun, free Punny Valentine’s Series! Starting with the Two-Stitch Grande Scarf! I hope you feel *wrapped* in my love when you make your very own! Please don’t call a *cowl play* on my puns quite yet, I am just getting started!!

 

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

 

 

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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***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Foggy
Red Heart Yarns Collage in Forget me Not

P-11.5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This finished scarf is nearly 10 feet long and 12 inches wide.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Two-Stitch Grande Scarf

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Two-Stitch Grande Scarf

Understandably, I have been kind of *wrapped* up in myself for the past several months. Now that I am back in action, I promise I am not going to go all *gangsta wrap* or *Scarf-ace* crazy this month with the puns. Instead I *wrapped* it up with seven of the best *twisted* puns I could think of. I *stuck my neck out* to get these all done in time so all of you can enjoy the *fringe* benefits of my fun, free Punny Valentine’s Series! Starting with the Two-Stitch Grande Scarf! I hope you feel *wrapped* in my love when you make your very own! Please don’t call a *cowl play* on my puns quite yet, I am just getting started!!

 

 

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Foggy
Red Heart Yarns Collage in Forget me Not

P-11.5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This finished scarf is nearly 10 feet long and 12 inches wide.

 

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

Pattern:

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

Scarf

With Colored Yarn:
Ch 201 or any odd number that will be the length of your scarf.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, *Sl St in next Ch (loosely), HDC in next Ch, repeat from * across, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2
: Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn. (Your sl sts should be worked in the HDC’s from the previous row, and your HDC’s should be worked in the Sl sts from the previous row)–See video tutorial for visual instructions

Row 3
: HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Fasten off colored yarn. Turn your work and Attach Gray yarn to first st.

Row 4:
With Gray yarn, Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 5
: HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 6
: Repeat Row 4

Row 7:
Repeat Row 5

Row 8:
Repeat Row 4

Row 9
: Repeat Row 5

Row 10:
Repeat Row 4

Row 11:
Repeat Row 5

Row 12
: Repeat Row 4 Fasten off gray yarn. Turn your work and Attach colored yarn to first st.

Row 13:
With Colored yarn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 14
: Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 15:
HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, Fasten off

Weave in all ends.
Add fringe to the ends of your scarf (optional)
Sew your ends together to make a cowl if you prefer!

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

My Happy Place

My Happy Place

I think we can all agree that crochet itself is our happy place. Whether we are crocheting in our favorite chair, in bed, in the car or with a friend, the act of creating something beautiful from a ball of fiber is a joy. We are all united in this love, or we would not be on the pursuit of the next new project to get on our hooks. That is why I love to keep creating new things to share!

Started from the bottom, now we here

Not only is crochet my passion, but it is also my career. Each day, I get up to design, share, create, and express myself through my craft. One of my favorite places in my home is my own personal happy place. I know that I have shared in a previous blog some photos of the transformation of my craft room.

This was a photo the previous owner sent us of the room before we moved in. *YIKES!*

When Nate and I purchased this house, there was a room with a wood structure of floor to ceiling drawers. We initially thought to remove the structure and use this room as a bedroom, but the more we thought of it, the more it seemed like a waste yet, the entire thing was too obtuse and awkward to do much with. So my mom suggested that we remove the drawers and make each cubicle a shelf for storing yarn and in the middle make a studio so I can film tutorials.

Breathing new life: from old to new

 

As soon as that vision started to formulate the room came to life and over time I have added more to make it “my space.” I love to come in here to craft and create, to film and complete my patterns so that I may share them with you. I even come in here to just escape for a few minutes between the hectic moments of being a working wife and mama.

A room with purpose

This space has come a long way and still has a LONG way to go, but it is a space that makes ME feel good. It allows me to feel like I can come in here and create.

 

 

I put on some music, it is cozy, and I am surrounded by something I love: YARN!! Even Nasir loves to be in here with me, and my kitties think it’s their playground. For me, this room represents a part of me that feeds my purpose and keeps me, quite literally, from unraveling.

 

Share with me about your happy place! Is it a room or a favorite spot in your home?  Is it with a friend that you can sit and craft with? Creating a space and time to do what you love is essential to keeping a good balance between our worries & stresses and all the things we love.

 

 

I hope all of you enjoy a few moments each day ‘In your happy place.’

~Nadia

 

12 Days of Christmas 2019

12 Days of Christmas 2019

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

  1. Lace Shell Bookmark