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:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
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 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:

 

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
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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 Crochet Video Tutorial: The Uptown Blanket Scarf

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: The Uptown Blanket Scarf

Uptown means of, in, or characteristic of the residential area of a city or town. Which brings us to the perfect setting for The Uptown Blanket Scarf I made!

This piece can be worn anywhere, but definitely has an urban fashion feel that wraps you up and protects you from the hustle and bustle as you brave the cold weather! If you’re on your way to work, classes, outdoor travel, you name it, this scarf will keep you warm. Don’t be left out in the cold! Grab your hooks and 2 skeins of Comfort Yarn by Red Heart Yarns and make one for yourself or someone you love today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Comfort Yarn in Latte Fleck
-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
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.
-You can do a Single Crochet or a Reverse Single Crochet around the edge to clean it up and make it have a nice finished look

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Uptown Blanket Scarf

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Uptown Blanket Scarf

As soon as the summer ends and the temperature starts to change, I get started on all my fall and winter fashion pieces. I love creating new designs for Nate, but this piece isn’t just for the guys in your life! This can be made for anyone. Here, I am using Comfort yarn from Red Heart Yarns. This yarn is perfect for this Diamond Trellis stitch! It gives it dimension and texture to create a wonderful look. It also provides warmth without being too heavy. Blanket scarves are becoming more and more popular. I love the extra wide look of this piece.

Don’t need a scarf? You can take this pattern and by repeating it, turn this into a great blanket. How’s that for versatility?

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
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Red Heart Yarns Comfort Yarn in Latte Fleck (2 Balls of this yarn–close to 1200 yards)
-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
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.
-You can do a Single Crochet or a Reverse Single Crochet around the edge to clean it up and make it have a nice finished look

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
TR: Treble Crochet
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet
FPTR2TOG: Front Post Treble Crochet 2 Together

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.

Ch 38 or any multiple of 4+2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn. (38)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), DC in each st across, turn. (38)

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, FPTR on 2nd SC from Row 1, SC in next 3 sts on Row 2, FPTR2TOG on 2nd St from Row 1 AND 4th St on Row 1, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), *SC in next 3 sts on Row 2, FPTR2TOG on same st as previous FP stitch, and the next 4th stitch, repeat from * across, ending with FPTR where your previous FP stitch is, and SC in last st, turn. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 4: Ch 2, DC in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, SC in first 3 sts, *FPTR2TOG on the FPTR2TOG sts from 2 rows beneath (See video tutorial on how to make them the diagonal look), SC in next 3 sts , repeat from * across ending with SC in last 3 sts, turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, DC in each st across, turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC in first st, *FPTR2TOG on the FPTR2TOG sts from 2 rows beneath, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, turn.

Rows 8-201: Repeat Rows 4-7 as much as you want to achieve the length you want. Mine ended up being 8 feet long.

Continue to SC around entire scarf
You can do a reverse SC if you’d like to instead of a regular SC
You can also add fringe to the ends of this scarf to spice it up as well!
Get creative with it!!

Fasten off and Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

 

 

Crochet Tutorial: Spiral Circular Scrubby

This dish scrubby is such a perfect quick and easy project to do!
You could use this for dishes, face washing, scrubbing tough surfaces, pretty much anything!
They’d be great gifts to give with fancy soaps or salt scrubs. You can get creative with these and make a bunch in different colors!
This scrubby is worked flat and then sewn in a special way to make the spiral effect. I used Lily’s Sugar & Cream cotton yarn and an H-5.00mm crochet hook.

Spiral Circular Scrubby

Watch this video to see how it’s made! Oh, and click this link to view the written pattern. I found this pattern for free on Ravelry.

 

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Mystery Afghan Crochet Along

Hello my fellow crafters!

For the past 10 weeks I participated in The Crochet Crowd‘s Mystery Afghan Crochet Along. Each week, Mikey would reveal a new clue in making this beautiful piece. For years I have followed Mikey and admired his ability to bring an entire crochet community together. It has motivated me to do something similar. This crochet along project has had its highs and lows. I am supremely satisfied with the final product, but at times, I was definitely challenged by it.

I struggled with Weeks 4-5, but my favorite was to see the squares as they transformed in Week 3. The highlight of the entire project was making the border. Before that, I felt like it looked like a bag of confetti thrown everywhere, but the border definitely tied it all in to make it a piece that I will definitely cherish or gift. I did have a lot of leftover yarn which I found surprising, but I can always use yarn, so that’s not a bad thing! I would consider doing more of these crochet along projects in the future. I had a lot of fun with this challenge, and each week’s reveal was exciting to see! I would highly recommend trying something like this to any crocheter.

Below are photos of each step that I took. If you click the photo, it will link you to the video tutorial that was provided by Mikey of The Crochet Crowd and Yarnspirations.

Supplies used:
H size hook (5.00mm)

4 skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn in color A, 2 Skeins of colors B, C, and D.

Scissors and a Yarn Needle
Week One

 

Week Two

 

Week Three

 

Weeks Four and Five

Click here for the video for Week 5

Week 6 and 7

Weeks 8 & 9

Click here for the video for Week 9

FINISHED!

Week 10

 

Happy Hookin’!

~Nadia

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