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If you are looking for a fun kids Ramadan activity to do during the day, I’ve got you covered.
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This is a cute Ramadan craft for children ages 7 and above. It involves a little bit of crochet and some fringe! After finishing this project, you’ll have a cute addition to your Ramadan decor. The great thing is you can make it in many different colors and add it to your kids’ room beyond Ramadan!
You can even go to a local craft store to purchase these materials. Joann, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby may have everything you’re looking for. This craft is inspired by Purple Ramadan which is why I used the purple and gold. You can let your little one choose the colors they would like to use. The only suggestion I have is that the yarn for making the star should be a size 5 bulky yarn. This is the type of yarn recommended for crochet beginners.
Having a Ramadan kids calendar is a great way to help our little ones spiritually connect during Ramadan. Especially if you are finding it difficult to get your little ones involved. It can be hard since they may not be able to pray or fast yet. That is why it’s important to give our children tangible activities. Activities that will teach important concepts about Ramadan in fun and relatable ways. Read on to see how easy it is to get your kids engaged!
If you are looking for the perfect Ramadan kids calendar, this is the one! Ramadan Thirty is a one of a kind online interactive digital Ramadan Calendar featuring 30 days of Ayahs and Hadith, fun activities, crafts, printables, and journal pages!
Ramadan Kids Calendar – Ramadan Thirty Day 11 Craft
I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite crafty ladies – Eva and Asiyah from Handmade Beginnings to bring you a craft for Day 11 of their Ramadan Thirty online interactive calendar. For this day, I will be showing you how to make a simple crochet bookmark with a tassel. This is a good craft for children ages 7 and above. There is a full video tutorial as well as a pdf file with written instructions included.
If you would like your child to have this Ramadan kids calendar and participate in this activity, make sure to go sign up here.
Make sure you follow Eva and Asiyah’s crafty journey on their blog, Instagram, and YouTube channel. Although they are on a break right now, you can also favorite their shop and buy some great products for your kids when they re-open.
If you would like to try another Ramadan themed craft soon, make sure to sign up for my mailing list here to get notified when I release my free DIY Ramadan project. If you’re looking for some Eid gifts, you can check out my Ramadan/Eid Products roundup over here.
My Tunisian crochet patterns have recently recieved some recognition!
When I got an email a few weeks ago from the Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) blog author, I couldn’t believe that they wanted to feature me. Although I responded and agreed, it was all very surreal to me!
The publishing date for the article had not been released so I just kept checking back! I finally saw the post today and can’t begin to describe how grateful I am. My blog has been highlighted for my Tunisian crochet patterns and POC and Mama Maker Series. I have been selected and placed among some other amazing bloggers including Stephanie of All About Ami, Toni of TLYarncrafts, Amber of Divine Debris, Jess of Make and Do Crew, Rohn of Rohn Strong, and Tamara of Moogly.
My Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf is the main photo in the article. This is a free beginner-friendly toddler scarf pattern on my blog. You can find the complete blog post and pattern here.
It’s moments like these where I really feel like I’m on the right track. I believe I can really achieve anything if I set my mind to it. I appreciate each and every one of you for your ongoing support, whether you are following me on Instagram and engaging with my content or just giving me words of encouragement and advice!
Happy Valentines Day to all my fellow knitting and crochet pattern designers!
This Valentines Day I want to share what’s been in my heart and mind for the past few weeks. I know there is a discussion happening around racism within our maker community. I feel for fellow POC knitting and crochet pattern designers who directly and indirectly had to deal with injustice. My heart goes out to you. That being said, I’ve been very fortunate and have been treated very nicely by fellow makers regardless of race. Ever since I started this journey on Instagram, I’ve felt such a strong sense of community. Everyone has always been kind and helpful. However, I experience issues daily because I am a POC and mom in this community of knitting and crochet designers.
Knitting and Crochet Pattern Designing as a POC
As a POC knitting and crochet pattern designer, I have to show up more on social media to be seen. I have to work twice as hard to be noticed by large companies. My own voice has to be louder because many bloggers in this community do not look or sound like me.
Knitting and Crochet Pattern Designing as a Mom
As a mom, I also struggle to keep up with pattern designing. It’s hard to find a balance since real-life duties take priority. Adulting usually involves cooking, laundry, cleaning, and dealing with my temperamental toddler and all his growing needs. Often my crochet and knitting designs take an entire month or two to become a reality. Yes, even the simple accessories. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way!
Here’s my solution for helping all of us gain more visibility and have a powerful voice in the maker community. I want to have a Sip’N’Stitch type Instagram Live every week with a fellow POC knitting or crochet designer. Knitting moms and crochet moms (regardless of background) are also invited for these Live series. We can discuss all things knitting and crochet pattern designing as moms and/or POC.
Benefits of doing this Live series
More eyes on our content: My followers will get to know you and see your content and your followers will get to know me and see my content.
Increase our chance of collaboration while fostering a sense of community and togetherness.
Make more friends in the maker community – this is one of my main inspirations for starting this series, it gets lonely especially as a mom!
A chance for us to share knowledge, resources, and our experiences so we can grow our businesses/brands.
My intention is to be inclusive and inspire fellow POC and mom knitting and crochet designers. One way to do this is by having real-time conversations about real-life making.
If you’re interested you can fill out the form below so I can get a better idea of who you are and what your brand is all about! I can’t wait to hear from you!
I got inspired since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters is so fluffy – it feels like crocheting with a cloud! This yarn has been sitting in my stash for about a year (I know I’m crazy). I want to make more girly things in the new year, so here’s my first girly design! This is the perfect yarn and the perfect soft colors for the look I wanted to achieve. This is a fun and cute Tunisian crochet pattern for toddlers that can be adapted for bigger sizes by doing more repeat rounds. It’s perfect for all your little valentines and your galentines! So go ahead and give it a try!
If you would like the color chart and step-by-step written instructions (eg. Tss 4 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 20 with Color A) as well as video references you can purchase a comprehensive pdf on Ravelry or Etsy. If you are an experienced Tunisian crocheter, go ahead and scroll down to the free version of this pattern and enjoy!
Tunisian Crochet Pattern:
2 skeins of We Are Knitters Petite Wool in contrasting colors. Color A – Grey, Color B – Nude
Size L 11 8mm Tunisian crochet hook Size H 5.5 mm crochet hook for adding fringe
13 st by 9 rows gives a 4 x 4 in square
Tunisian Crochet Pattern – Toddler Size
Ch 25 with Color A and complete a foundation row Row 2: Tss across with Color A and complete a standard return pass. Row 3: Tss 4 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 20 with Color A Row 4: Tss 3 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 19 with Color A Row 5: Tss 2 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 18 with Color A Row 6 and 7: Tss 1 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 17 with Color A Row 8: Tss 2 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 18 with Color A Row 9 and 10: Tss across with Color A Row 11: Tss 12 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 12 with Color A Row 12: Tss 11 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 11 with Color A Row 13: Tss 10 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 10 with Color A Row 14 and 15: Tss 9 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 9 with Color A Row 16: Tss 10 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 10 with Color A Row 17 and 18: Tss across with Color A Row 19: Tss 20 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 4 with Color A Row 20: Tss 19 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 3 with Color A Row 21: Tss 18 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 2 with Color A Row 22 and 23: Tss 17 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A Row 24: Tss 18 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 2 with Color A Row 25 and 26: Tss across with Color A
Repeat rows 2 to 26 two more times for toddler size. For child and adult sizes, continue repeating rows 2 to 26 till you have the desired length.
After completing the last row, sl st in each loop to bind off.
Add fringe: Holding both strands of Color A and Color B together measure 8 in. and cut – repeat this 25 times. Attach fringe to every other loop.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #tunisiansweetheartscarf on Instagram and tag me @noorsknits so I can see all of your amazing work!!
If you would like to try another Tunisian crochet project, check out my Tunisian snowflakes ear warmer (Ravelry or Etsy) and creamsicle crochet baby blanket patterns (Ravelry or Etsy).
If you’re looking for some valentines or galentines gift ideas, you can go check out my gift guide post here.
Maker gifts – Tis the season for giving! If you are looking for a complete set of crochet hooks or knitting needles for yourself or a friend, you are in the right place. Read on to find out why you should invest in the Denise Interchangeable Sets!
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I recently invested in two very valuable toolsets. I bought the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks set and the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles set. Although bamboo hooks and needles are my absolute favorite, this is a nice alternative set. Once I started designing I knew I needed a complete set. These sets were the most affordable, practical, and durable! I purchased each set for around $50.00 which means that I got 2 sets for around $100.00. Considering that bamboo equivalents are a $100.00+ per set, these Denise sets offer great value for the price!
Maker Gifts – The Ultimate Gift for Crocheters
The crochet hook set includes:
12 pastel hooks, one each in sizes f5/3.75mm to 19/15mm
7 pink cords: 2 each 3 and 5″ (8 and 13cm) 1 each 9″, 12″ and 16″ (23, 30, 41 cm)
Four end buttons to turn any cord into a Tunisian/Afghan hook or stitch holder
Two extenders for cord-to-cord connections
Hard-shelled 8-1/4x7x1 inch case that holds everything perfectly in place
Maker Gifts – The Ultimate Gift for Knitters
The knitting needle set includes:
Ten knitting needle sizes, US5/3.75mm to 15/10mm
Six cords: 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19 in. (13, 23, 30, 36, 41 and 48 cm)
Four end buttons to turn any cord into a stitch holder or to use as an end cap for a straight, flexible needle.
Two extenders for cord-to-cord connections
Hard-shelled case that holds everything perfectly in place
Case dimensions (closed): 7 x 8 ½ x 1 (18 x 21 x 2.5cm)
Needles are 4(10cm) long for US5-10 ½ and 4.5(11cm) for US11-15
Why These Sets Offer Great Value for the Price
What I like most about these sets are the organized and neat snap-in-place cases that the pieces come in. There is no chance of losing any of the pieces. Also, the cords don’t get bent out of shape over time because they are made with a thick and durable material. Whether you are working with the hooks or the needles, they are very smooth and do not snag on any type of yarn!
The crochet hooks can be used for regular crochet by adding the shortest cord and a stopper to mimic a normal crochet hook. They can also be used as Afghan or Tunisian crochet hooks by joining more cords for length. The knitting needles can be used as straight needles in the same way by adding shorter cords with stoppers or by connecting a pair of needles to both ends of a cord for knitting in the round.
There are lots of options for cord lengths. Also, the cords, extenders, and caps/stoppers in both sets are interchangeable. There are also multiple color options available. Also, the case is the size of a book and can easily fit in your wip bag.
The best part is the locking system!
The best part is the twist-and-lock system! You just align the hole at the end of the hook or needle with the hole at the end of the cord by twisting. Voila, that’s it!
I have proof that this is a great locking system. The cords never came undone when I was knitting my first holiday knit sweater (designed by Ashleigh Kiser of Sewrella). This sweater was made with the new Color Made Easy yarn by Lion Brand which is a size 5 bulky weight yarn! Once I attached the body and sleeves, I was afraid the cords would come undone because it was such a heavy sweater! I was relieved when I was completing the yoke and nothing happened!
If you’re looking for a valuable and complete set of crochet hooks/knitting needles for yourself or a maker friend, this is it!
Note: You’ll be contributing $5.00 towards Breast Cancer research with each purchase of these pastel theme sets.
Pattern sale for the Black Friday Weekend! Are you excited?! I am collaborating with a few other amazing makers to give you a major discount on a bunch of great patterns! We will all be offering 50% off of our patterns from Nov. 22nd, 2018 to Nov. 26th, 2018! All you have to do is use the code BLACKFRIDAY50 – the code is the same for all shops! Browse now and be ready to shop this coming weekend!
You can find all of the shop links below:
Noor’s Knits on Etsy & Ravelry – Mommy and me and children’s knit and crochet designs.
Maria’s Blue Crayon on Ravelry – Women and children’s knit and crochet designs along with some home decor designs.
Teeztopperz on Etsy & Ravelry – Fashionable and trendy women’s and children’s crochet designs.
Snuggly Fox Designs on Ravelry – Amigurumi and children’s crochet designs.
E’Claire Makery on Etsy & Ravelry – Amigurumi and other crochet and cross stitch designs inspired by food and other fun things.
Raging Purlwind on Etsy & Ravelry – Women’s modern knitwear designs.
Green Fox Farms Designs on Etsy & Ravelry – Colorful and whimsical crochet designs.
Cary’s Custom Crafts on Etsy & Ravelry – Adult and children’s crochet designs.
Happy shopping and happy making!!
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Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket – About the Pattern
This pattern is for a fun Tunisian crochet baby blanket inspired by sweet summer memories. It is worked up in a total of 12 squares and joined together and finished off with a simple border. The border can be customized any way you like and this blanket can even be hung up on the wall as a nursery/kid’s room decor item (a link to written instructions is included). Links to video tutorials for how to complete a Tunisian crochet foundation row and how to do Tunisian crochet colorwork are also included. A color chart is also provided. You can change the size of the blanket by removing or adding squares. Colors can also be customized, keep it gender neutral by using greens and yellows like I have or switch it up as you like!
Here are a few pictures by my wonderful pattern testers! I loved seeing their spins on the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket pattern, especially the different color selections. I would have never thought to use a black background. The wall hanging idea was so cute too!
Sl st: Slip stitch Ch: Chain Tss: Tunisian Simple Stitch
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern:
Foundation Row: With Color A, ch 10 and pull up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete standard return pass. (10 st)
Rows 1 -20: With Color A, Tss 10. Complete standard return pass. (10 st)
Bind off loosely and do not cut yarn
With the wrong side facing out, fold the finished piece and slip stitch into every other stitch along the bottom and side to close the pumpkin.
Turn piece inside out and add stuffing or scrap yarn. Cut 30 in. of Color B and weave through the top stitches and pull to close the top and tie a knot, do not cut yarn.
Chain 5 with the remaining strand of Color B, pull up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete standard return pass. Sl st. to bind off. Weave in remaining ends into the pumpkin and enjoy!
This is a free pattern but please remember to credit me and link back to this page whenever you make the pumpkin! Don’t forget to share a picture on Instagram by tagging me @noorsknits and use the hashtag #tunisiancrochetpumpkin so I can see your version and share with everyone!
I’ll be adding a leaves pattern soon too. If you would like to be the first to know when it comes out, join my mailing list here.
Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Inspiration
It’s funny the way our subconscious mind works. When I sat down with my yarn and Tunisian hook, I knew I wanted to make a Tunisian crochet baby blanket but I wasn’t sure what it would look like. Although I was trying to get into Fall mode, creamsicles were at the back of my mind. I guess I’m not ready to let all summery things go! This along with the fact that I recently made the Sweet Gingham baby blanket (pattern by Toni from TLYarncrafts) and that I have constantly been looking at my book “Tunisian Crochet Workshop” by Michelle from Poppy & Bliss helped the concept formulate in my mind! Completing the Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket ignited a love for Tunisian crochet colorwork and constantly seeing the bright colors that are a signature of Michelle’s work made me subconsciously want to design something with these components!
Below you can see the back of the orange creamsicle crochet square before and after weaving in the ends.
Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Details
This Tunisian crochet baby blanket is my first granny square style blanket using the colorwork technique. I used Big Twist Baby Yarn in Dandelion, Cotton Tail, and Lime. This is a 100% acrylic yarn in weight 4. I also used Caron Simply Soft in Bone which is also a 100% acrylic yarn but in a weight 3. Each square measures approximately 7 x 8 in. So the blanket works up pretty quickly. I am still working on joining the squares and making a border. So you’ll have to wait for another blog post soon to see the finished piece. I’ll be looking for pattern testers soon so be on the lookout for an application by the end of next week! Join my mailing list here to get all the updates!
Inspiration in Sweet Summer Memories
This pattern fits in perfectly with the feelings that I have towards summer. When I think of summer, I think of popsicles and ice cream. I still do love eating these treats although now I have to share with my little man anytime I eat them. Whenever I have a popsicle or ice cream, it takes me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy these yummies with my cousins during the hot summer days while watching shows on Nickelodeon. Read more about what summer means to me and see a recap of my summer over here.