FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Summer Fun Sweater

The Summer Fun Sweater is a versatile piece that can be worn as a top or continue making it longer for a tunic top, crochet retro dress, or swimsuit cover up. You can omit sleeves to make a vest or shell as another option. So much in ONE pattern! Check out my video tutorial below and follow along with the written instructions here!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Summer Fun Sweater:

 

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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
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Clarity 1080 yards, and Sky 200 yards)
Mighty Stitch by WeCrochet in Sunshine (200 yards)
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 video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-The neck hole measures 20 inches around (and it stretches)
-The shoulder is 5 inches sewn
-The sleeve is 24 inches long, but if you do more or less rows you can make them as long as you want.
-The Length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt is 23 inches (but you can make yours longer if you want it to be a tunic style)
-The bust measurement is 40 inches around
-This project goes off measurements, and the front and back panel need to be half of your bust measurement wide. (mine is 20 inches wide because my bust is 40 inches around)
-This piece is made crocheting the front panel, then the back panel, then sewing them together, then adding the sleeves last.
-This took about 3 days for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
BLO: Back Loop Only
Shell: [2DC, Ch 1, 2DC] in specified location

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

The Summer Fun Sweater is a versatile piece that can be worn as a top or continue making it longer for a tunic top, crochet retro dress, or swimsuit cover up. You can omit sleeves to make a vest or shell as another option. So much in ONE pattern! Check out my pattern below and see the video tutorial here!

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

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Clarity 1080 yards, and Sky 200 yards)
Mighty Stitch by WeCrochet in Sunshine (200 yards)
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 video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-The neck hole measures 20 inches around (and it stretches)
-The shoulder is 5 inches sewn
-The sleeve is 24 inches long, but if you do more or less rows you can make them as long as you want.
-The Length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt is 23 inches (but you can make yours longer if you want it to be a tunic style)
-The bust measurement is 40 inches around
-This project goes off measurements, and the front and back panel need to be half of your bust measurement wide. (mine is 20 inches wide because my bust is 40 inches around)
-This piece is made crocheting the front panel, then the back panel, then sewing them together, then adding the sleeves last.
-For the front and back panels, the odd numbered rows are the WS (wrong side or inside of your shirt), the even rows are the RS (right side or outsidee of your shirt)
-When making your sleeves, Sew in ALL ends AS YOU GO, you will thank yourself later.
-This took about 3 days for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
BLO: Back Loop Only
Shell: [2DC, Ch 1, 2DC] in specified location

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.

Front Panel and Back Panel:

The front and back panel are made exactly the same, just make 2 then sew them together (Watch the video tutorial to learn how to do this)

With Main Color
Ch 75 (or any multiple of 5 that is HALF of your Bust Measurement)

Row 1: Shell in the 6th Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, DC in next Ch, Sk 2 Chs, Shell in next Ch, repeat from * across ending with DC in last ch, Turn. (You want to end this row with one double crochet, if you have extra chains, you can ignore those and sew them in later when we sew our panels together.)

Before going onto Row 2, Mark 2 lines where you want your ribbing lines to be, these should be evenly spaced. See video tutorial at 12 minutes, 20 seconds to see this demonstration. My written instructions are for the pattern I’m demonstrating, but you can understand the idea and do it according to your measurement and stitch count.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, FPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, FPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, BPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, BPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Rows 4-40: repeat Rows 2 and 3 (you can continue this method until you have the shirt as long as you want it to be. I ended on Row 40)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

After both front and back panel are made, Sew them together up the sides (leaving room for arm holes) and across the shoulders (leaving room for a head hole) Be sure that your foundation row is the top of the shirt and your last row is the bottom of the shirt. You want the wavy look to be at the bottom of the shirt, and the shells to be upside down.

Sleeves:

Do this method for BOTH arm holes to make BOTH sleeves.

Round 1: Attach main color (Clarity) to any section of the arm hole (I started at the armpit), Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), Evenly space 70 TR around entire Arm Hole. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) I worked around the ch 3 sps from each row of the body part of the shirt. Sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 2: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 3: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 4: With main color, (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 5: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 6: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 7: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 8: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 9: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 10: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 11: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 12: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 13: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 14: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 15: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 16: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 17: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 18: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 19: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 20: Continue with same color Sky, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off.
Be sure you are looking at the OUTSIDE of your sleeve and then attach your main color to any stitch and continue onto Round 21.
Making the cuff
Rnd 21: Ch 1, SC2TOG in each st around. (you will have half the number of sts around plus one extra SC, I had 36 sts around), Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

Rnd 22: Working in BLO, SC2TOG in each st around, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Do not turn. (18 sts)

Rnds 23-32: working in BLO, SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off main color, attach Sunshine in any st around. Work in BOTH LOOPS
Rnd 33: SC in each st around.

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 WeCrochet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simply Bright Granny Square

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simply Bright Granny Square

My Simply Bright Granny Square combines some of the most basic stitches to create this simple but elegant square. A combination of squares would make the perfect afghan, throw, or baby blanket.

Mix it up by doing the opposite colors in each square you make for a more checked look. Any number of color combinations would work up to make a lovely blanket for anyone.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

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***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
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color
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
-This is a 6 inch square, if you crochet loosely, it will come out to be 6.5inches. You can use a smaller hook if you prefer to have it exactly 6 inches.

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simply Bright Granny Square

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simply Bright Granny Square

My Simply Bright Granny Square combines some of the most basic stitches to create this simple but elegant square. A combination of squares would make the perfect afghan, throw, or baby blanket.

Mix it up by doing the opposite colors in each square you make for a more checked look. Any number of color combinations would work up to make a lovely blanket for anyone.

 

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

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color
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
-This is a 6 inch square, if you crochet loosely, it will come out to be 6.5inches. You can use a smaller hook if you prefer to have it exactly 6 inches.

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

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.

Square:

With Main Color
Rnd 1: h 2, [SC, Ch 2] 4 times into the 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Turn.

Rnd 2: *In Ch 2 sp, put [SC, Ch 2, SC] Ch 1, repeat from * around, finishing with Ch 1, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Turn.

Rnd 3: *SC in Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, Ch 1, Repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Turn.

Rnd 4: *[SC, Ch 1] in each Ch sp until you get to the corner, put [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, Ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, Sl St to first SC, Ch 1, Turn.

Rnds 5-9: repeat Round 4 (Turn your work after every round)
Fasten off, weave in end.

Attach Accent color to any corner ch 2 sp
Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *[Ch 1, DC in next Ch 1 sp] until next corner, put [2DC, Ch 2, 2DC] in next corner sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 1, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off accent color, weave in ends. Turn your work.

Rnd 11: Attach Main color in any ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, *[SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner sp, Ch 1, SC in first DC on the side, [Ch 1, Sk next DC, SC in Ch 1 sp] 9 times, Ch 1, Sk next DC, SC in last DC on side, Ch 1, repeat from * around ending with a sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Turn.

Rnd 12: *[SC, Ch 1] in each Ch sp until you get to the corner, put [SC, Ch 2, SC] in each corner, Ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, Sl St to first SC.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Clutch

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Clutch

Bring color to your world and wardrobe with my Rainbow Clutch. Create your own rainbow in this easy to follow pattern that works up fast and fabulous! Because I know we all have it in us to be FABULOUS!

This is the first time I used a zipper in my work and I LOVE IT!! This fun clutch bag has plenty of room for the few most important essentials to carry on the go. The zipper closure is perfect for keeping everything contained and secure. The bright tassel embellishment adds the perfect finishing touch to this small purse that is sure to catch everyone’s eye!

**There is no video tutorial for this project yet**

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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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
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in all rainbow colors
Zipper
Sewing Thread
Sewing Needles
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 is made as a 12 inch circle and then folded in half to form the half circle design.
-The zipper is optional. You can use a button closure if you choose as well.
-Work over the top of the main color yarn for every round that changes color.
-The Even numbered rounds are the RS (outside of bag) and the Odd numbered rows are the WS (inside of bag)

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
HDC: Half 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.

Clutch:

With Main Color
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first HDC, Turn (10 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (20 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 10 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, With Main color, 2 HDC in next st, Change color to Purple but work over the top of your main color yarn, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 4 times, 2 HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop purple in the front of your work, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 5 times. Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (40 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change color to purple by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 2 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and fasten off purple, HDC in last 2 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (50 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change color to Pink, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop Pink in the front of your work, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, HDC in next 33 sts, Change color to Pink by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 24 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Pink, HDC in last 3 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (60 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change color to Turquoise, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change back to main color and drop turquoise in the front of your work, HDC in next 3 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (70 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change color to Turquoise by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 4 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off turquoise, HDC in last 4 sts, Sl st to first HDC, turn. (80 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, HDC in next 44 sts, Change color to Green, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 32 sts, Change back to main color and drop green in the front of your work, HDC in last 4 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (80 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Change color to Green by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 4 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, change back to main color and fasten off Green, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC, Turn. (90 sts)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Change color to Yellow, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 5 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, Change back to main color and drop Yellow in front of your work, HDC in next 7 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (100 sts)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 9 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Change color to Yellow by picking it back up, Work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 5 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 9 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, change back to main color and fasten off Yellow, HDC in last 5 sts, Sl st to first HDC. Turn. (110 sts)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, change color to Orange, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 10 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Change color back to main color and drop Orange in the front of your work, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 10 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (120 sts)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, HDC in 66 sts, Change color to Orange by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 48 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Orange, HDC in last 6 sts, sl st to first HDC, turn. (120 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color to Red, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 11 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color back to main color and drop Red in the front of your work, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 11 sts] 5 times, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (130 sts)

Rnd 17: Ch 1 [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 12 sts] 5 times, 2 HDC  in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change color to Red by picking it back up, work over the top of your main color, HDC in next 7 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 12 sts] 3 times, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, Change back to main color and fasten off Red, HDC in last 7 sts, Sl st to first HDC, Turn. (140)

Rnd 18: With main color, Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step: Fold piece in half so it looks like a delicious taco, Sew up each side to leave an opening at the top for a zipper. With sewing thread, sew on a zipper (I hand sewed mine, but you can use a sewing machine if you have one), Tip: Sew your zipper on while your bag is inside out.
Add a tassel and a strap. See instructions below for a strap.

Strap:
Foundation Half Double Crochet 45, Fasten off with long tail, Sew around a key ring, and attach the key ring to the zipper.
Add the tassel to the keyring.

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 WeCrochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

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

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Moss Stitch

US Terms

Chain an even number of chains. I chained 20 in this tutorial.
Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 Ch, SC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), SC into first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last Ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in first 3 sts, *FPDC on next, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 4 sts. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you want your piece to be.

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FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
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
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
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
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

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
HDC: Half 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.

Washcloth:

With Lemony
Ch 39 or any multiple of 12 + 3

Row 1: 2 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, *DC in next 5 Chs, Sk 1 Ch, DC in next 5 Chs, 3 DC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn. (Change color after this row-optional)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn

Row 4: repeat Row 3, change color after Row 4

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 3, change color after every 2 rows.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

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

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

Macro Image Game

Macro Image Game

Each month, I host a crochet related event in my group YARNutopia World. Over this past weekend, I hosted The Good Intentions Event where everyone virtually attended to use a special yarn they have kept for that “someday” project.

We have a great time connecting during these events. I always do a live lunchtime discussion and Q&A as well as stay online most of the weekend to interact and enjoy the event with a myriad of activities.

For this weekend’s game, I created a gallery of macro photos of items that are related to crochet. Below you can find the photos that I posted. Try guessing these yourself. Answer key is posted at the bottom if you get stumped.

Be sure to attend our events in the future and you, too, can enjoy some crochet camaraderie with everyone who attends!

 

 

Answer Key:

 

 

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Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

As I sit through these weeks of Safer At Home, I decided to sort through some of the yarn I have in my stash. I came across several types of yarn with similar qualities and decided to do a contrast and comparison blog. Below are my observations between Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home and Bernat Blanket Yarn. Please refer to the photos for visual observations throughout.

First let me break down the specifics between the two fibers

Sweet Home

Maker: Red Heart Yarns

  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball size: 297 g/10.5 oz, 177 meters/193 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 – Super Bulky

Retail Price: $10.99USD

Chenile style yarn

Color used in this blog: Dark Denim

Get the yarn here: https://amzn.to/2YhlDBN

 

 

 

Blanket Yarn

Maker: Bernat

  • Economical big ball size
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball Size: 300g / 10.5 oz, 201 meters / 220 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 Super Bulky
  • Knitting Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needle
  • Crochet Gauge: 7 sc and 8 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. L/11) crochet hook
  • Recommended for: Knit and crochet home decor projects

Retail price: $10.99USD

This super cozy, super bulky chenille-style yarn is available in a range of stylish shades to compliment your home decor.

Color used in this blog: Frosted Blue

Get this yarn here: https://bit.ly/2KLV0gs

As you can see in these details, the two are identical in content, similar in ball size, same care instruction, and price. Not much to break down since these particulars are so alike.

I decided to work up an identical short granny square pattern with each and compare and contrast working with each of these skeins.

I started with Sweet Home. It seems a tad lighter and more flimsy in my opinion. It makes a slightly smaller square using the same hook and pattern. There is more flow and movement in the Sweet Home because of that light and flimsy feel.

The density of Bernat Blanket Yarn seems thicker than the Sweet Home yarn and therefore this gives this fiber a somewhat firmer feel. There is less movement in the piece because of the density and firmness.

After washing:

After washing, there was no shrinking in either of the yarns and both kept their shape. The yarn is extremely soft before washing, but after washing, I personally feel like they are fluffier and softer than before! The Bernat Blanket Yarn has become more flexible and free-flowing losing some of the firmness evident pre-wash.  It’s like snuggling a light cloud. I can’t think of better words than soft, light, and fluffy.

 

Last thoughts:

While comparing these two fibers, I consistently felt they rival one another quite closely. The main difference was felt in the work up of these two fibers with Sweet Home more free-flow whereas the Bernat has more firmness. However, upon washing the consistency is nearly identical in both. I feel these two could work together and be very compatible with no blatant difference. One of the best discoveries of finding two compatible fibers is that it increases your color choices and options when creating with either of these skeins.

While working with these, I discovered a love for both and look forward to integrating them into a project in the near future. There is so much to love about a fiber that feels like these two do!

 

The crochet hook I used was a 12mm and I found it on Amazon here.

 

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the FREE crochet pattern below and the video tutorial linked in this post!

 

 

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

 

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

Pattern:

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

Blanket:

With Aran (main color)
Ch 124 or any even number that you want the width of your blanket to be.

Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Turn.

Rows 3-109: Repeat Row 2

If you want it bigger or smaller, just do an odd number of rows before fastening off.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Surface crochet stripes on every other row, weave in ends as you go. (See video tutorial after 10 minutes into the video and it will show you how to do the surface crochet)

Border:

Attach yarn to a corner of the blanket. (If you are following along with the video tutorial, the border starts at minute 19)
Round 1 of border: Ch 1, SC in same corner, SC in each st and each ch across to next corner, 3 SC in corner, Work down the side working SC in each row down the side and then put 3 SC in the next corner. Do this concept all around, then Sl st to first St.

Round 2 of border: Start in a MIDDLE SC of a corner, Ch 4 (counts as DC, Ch 1 sp), DC in same st, Ch 2, DC in same corner st, Ch 1, DC in same st, *Sk 3 sts, [2DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * until middle SC of corner, in middle Sc of corner, put [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 2, DC, Ch 1, DC], then repeat from * again, all around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. 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 Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the video tutorial on how to make this blanket below, and see the link to the FREE written instructions in this post.

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beautiful blanket:

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

I was always a hand-washing and hand sanitizer kind of girl. 🧼 It’s a major part of keeping healthy! You can make your very own hand sanitizer cozy to carry one on your key-ring or loop it on your purse or in your car. It’s handy and practical. Plus, you’re now able to carry it with you wherever you go because you never know when you will need it! 😷 You’ll be able to make this in any size when you follow my instructions! These are great for everyone!

 

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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 Handicrafter Cotton Yarn
Hand Sanitizer (Mini)
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

 

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

Pattern:

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

Hand Sanitizer Cozy:

Work in continuous Rounds

Ch 6 or any amount that will fit across the bottom of your hand sanitizer base (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last Ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st.

Rnd 2: SC in next st, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, skipping the last stitch, SC in first st of previous round. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 3: *Ch 3, SC in next Ch 3 sp, repeat from * around

Rnd 4-? You can repeat Round 3 to get to the height of your hand sanitizer bottle, once you are at the neck of your container, go onto the next round.
Insert your bottle of hand sanitizer before you close up the top.

Last round: Ch 1, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around.

If you need to do one more round, just SC in each ch 1 sp to close up the top.
Strap: Ch 10 or any amount that you want the length of your strap to be, then sl st to the opposite side of the top

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Add a key-chain (optional)

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: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

I could not help myself and had to jump on the Big Cat train. You never know when you will get inspired and what will lend itself to that inspo. A recent streaming docu-drama became the precipice to making my Big Cat Tiger Hat, and who better to demonstrate how adorable this hat is than Nasir?

Using the selections of yarn in my present stash (due to quarantine, I am limited to finding projects to which lend themselves to what I have because making a yarn order is off the table for the time being) I decided to construct a tiger hat using a selection of Red Heart Yarns in Hygge, With Love, Soft, and Super Saver.

Here is the step by step pattern that will walk you through this project so you can make your very own.

Due to the constraints that our present situation has put on us. I am continuing the practice of SAFER AT HOME. Therefore, am unable to film a detailed video tutorial right now. Once the mandate is lifted and I am able to travel, my dad and I hope to film this project. A detailed piece like this deserves a top notch video tutorial for everyone. In the meantime, I hope this will suffice.

Stay safe and keep crocheting!

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gold
Red Heart Soft yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart With Love yarn in Mango
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This hat will fit a 12 month old baby, you can continue the increase as established to make the head part wider. End the increase sooner to make it smaller.

 

 

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
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 together
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 Shell:

Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
With Mango orange

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (20)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times. (50)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times. (60)

Rnds 7-20: SC in each st around. (60)

Sl st into next st, Do not fasten off. Continue to work the first earflap

First Earflap:

Work in Both Loops, Ch 1
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off first earflap.

Skip 20 sts

Second Earflap:

Attach Yarn in both loops, Ch 1

Work in Both Loops
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)

Fasten off Mango.
With Black,
Edging: SC around the entire brim of hat.

Mouth Piece:

With White
Ch 15

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2 until there are only 2 sts left.
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:

With Rose blush Pink

Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC3TOG, HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in last Ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew White mouth piece to Hat, Sew Nose to the top of the mouth part. Embroider a line down the center of the nose all the way to the bottom of the mouth piece. Weave in all ends. (see photo for visual location)

Eyes:

Make 2 of each part.

Large part:

With Black, Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 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.

Medium Part:

With Gold,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Part:

With White,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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.

Assembly step: Sew the gold part to the black part, then sew the white part to it, then add a safety eye, position the eyes so they are more oval shaped than circular shaped. Just pull the side and sew the pieces toward one side (see the photo of the eyes as a guide on how to sew them together)
Sew the eyes to the hat, weave in all ends.

Ears:

Make 2 in Mango

Work in continuous rounds, and in BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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

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

Rnds 5-8: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:

With White
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

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

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, Put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 4: SC across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. 3
Do not fasten off, Continue to SC around the entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of ear piece:

With White,
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step: Flatten orange part of ear, Sew inner ear to one side, sew the smaller circle to the back of the ear.

Surface crochet the black stripe (or you can embroider it), around the curve of the ear using black Hygge yarn.

Surface Crochet all the stripes on the hat with Black Hygge Yarn or any Black Yarn (you can also embroider these or make chains as long as you want your stripes and sew them to the hat), I did surface crochet and made my stripes at random.

Tie Braids to each earflap (optional)

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: 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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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!
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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!

 

 

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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 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.

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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 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:

 

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!

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

Although I used Red Heart Yarns in this project, here is a great substitution of yarn that works great as well. Brava yarn by WeCrochet/Knit Picks

-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