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Crochet Tutorial: Sugar Skull Ski Mask

This Halloween season I’ve been seeing a lot of these Sugar Skulls on display, and they are seemingly becoming more and more popular.

The Sugar Skull originates from a tradition born in Mexico. Skulls are decorated in bright colors and would be filled with chocolate candy or other sugary treats. This is a symbol of life, taking something that is commonly associated with death, decorating it with beautiful accents. Thus giving it a new lease on life, such as life after death. It’s a celebration commemorating Dia De Los Muertos.

Sugar Skull
This is my crocheted version of the Sugar Skull. Feel free to get as creative and decorative because everyone is different and there is such a great variety in this art! Enjoy the free pattern at the end of this blog to make different sizes! The video tutorial shows size LARGE ADULT.

Sugar Skull
Follow along with this video to learn how to make the Sugar Skull:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver White, Black, Shocking Pink, Turqua, Spring Green
-Adhesive Gem Jewels (I got mine from Michael’s Craft Store)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook (You could use I-5.50mm crochet hook)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8-10: DC around (54 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 11 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 11: DC in first 20 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in next 4 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in last 20 sts.
Rnd 12-14: DC around (54 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 28 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 15: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 16: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 17: Repeat Row 16
Row 18: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 19 & 20: Repeat row 18.
Row 21: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Child
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9-12: DC around (60 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 13 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 13: DC in first 23 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in next 5 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in last 22 sts.
Rnd 14-16: DC around (60 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 30 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 17: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 18: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 19: Repeat Row 18.
Row 20: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 21 & 22: Repeat row 20.
Row 23: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Teen/Adult
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 29, repeat around (62 DC)
Round 10-14: DC around (62 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 15 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 15: DC in first 22 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in next 6 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in last 22 sts.
Rnd 16-18: DC around (62 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 30 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 19: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 20: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 21: Repeat Row 20
Row 22: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 23 & 24: Repeat row 22.
Row 25: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Large Adult
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 9, repeat around (66 DC)
Round 10-15: DC around (66 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 16 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 16: DC in first 24 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in next 6 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in last 24 sts.
Rnd 17-19: DC around (66 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 32 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 20: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 21: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 22: Repeat Row 21
Row 23: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 24 & 25: Repeat row 23.
Row 26: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Decoration around eyes: Make 2
Ch 25 or an amount that will fit around eye hole, sl st to first ch to form a circle, *ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sk next ch, sl st into next ch, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.
Sew to hat (use photo/video for visual instructions)

Facial Decorations: (Make as many as you want. I made 3 in Turquoise and 2 in Green)
(See video for visual instructions)
Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in next 2 ch, DC in next 2 sts, Sl st in the same ch as the last DC, Fasten off with long tail. Sew onto hat.

Flower:
ch 2,
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (10 sc)
Rnd 2: 4 DC in next st, sl st to next st, repeat from * around until you have 5 petals. (see video for visual instructions). Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Inner portion of flower:
Repeat Rnd 1 of flower. Fasten off with long tail, sew to flower.

Nose: (Crocheted nose is optional, you can cut and sew on felt like I did in the video)
ch 2
Rnd 1: 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc, ch 2
Rnd 2: HDC in same st, 2 DC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, SC & HDC in next st, HDC & SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next st, 2 DC in next st, HDC in last st, ch 2, sl st in same st. Fasten off with long tail. Sew to hat.

Add as many jewels as you’d like to make your hat fancy.

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me 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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Crochet Tutorial: Pop Art Wig

Influenced by the Pop Art Movement of New York artists, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, I decided to add this hot pink wig creation to my crochet costume collection. This is my very own version of being a comic strip character with a bit of YARN power!

This bold color works perfectly in the creation of this costume, however, don’t just stop there! This wig can make a great hat! Walk on the wild side with this bold pink fashion statement anytime of the year!

There was a point in time when I was going through treatment and I lost my hair, this would have been a great piece to wear to cover my head. I could totally rock these crocheted bold colored wigs! They make great chemo hats! Add a bow for a little flare!

go BOLD, go CRAZY, go WILD! Whatever you do, have fun!

Pop Art
Pop Art

Watch this video to learn how to make your own Pop Art Wig:


Pop Art
Pop Art

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver (Less than half skein–I Used Pretty N’ Pink)
-Size J-6.00mm crochet hook (You could use I-5.50mm crochet hook)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-For special stitches (FPDC & BPDC) see video tutorial for visual instructions

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Ch 4,
Rnd 1: 11 DC in 4th ch from hook, sl st to ch 3 at the beginning of round (12 DC)Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPDC around Ch 3 from previous rnd, *DC in next st, FPDC around same st (See video for visual instruction) Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch3 (12 DC, 12 FPDC)Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next st, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (24 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, DC in next st, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next 2 sts, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (36 DC, 12 FPDC)

At this point, you can skip to round 6 if your hat is big enough to fit a child.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next 3 sts, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (48 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (48 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnds 7-13: Repeat rnd 6

This next part is worked in rows (See video for visual instructions)

Row 14: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd. Repeat from * 7 times, ch 3 turn work (39 sts)
(Leave the rest of the stitches unworked)

Row 15: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, BPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, BPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd. Repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, turn work (39 sts)

Rows 16-23: Repeat Rows 14 and 15

Continue to SC around entire wig.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me 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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“Art is anything you can get away with.” ~Andy Warhol

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Yoda Hat (Toddler Size)

For all Star Wars fans, this project is! With you may the crochet force be!

That’s a little Yoda Speak for you to get you in the right frame of mind to make this great hat! This post is part of my Halloween series, but this is a great hat to make any time of year! Not only is it great for costumes, but it can be worn in cool weather. It’s the perfect hat for anybody who is a Star Wars fan and the wise Yoda at heart.

Yoda
Watch this instructional video to make your own Yoda Hat today!

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

-Red Heart Super Saver Frosty Green
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

To make adjustments on the size, you can follow this link to my Etsy shop and purchase this written pattern that offers 6 different sizes: 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler/Preschooler, Child, Teen/Adult, and Large Adult

Yoda
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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“Do, or do not. There is no try.” ~Yoda

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Like this post?? Make the Death Star Here:

Crochet Tutorial: Cat Paw Hand Warmers with Fur

Bring out your inner “cat-titude” and freak “meowt!” This is the “purrrr-fect” project to make that happen! I am “paws-itive” you will be “feline” “claw-some!!”

As I work my way toward Halloween and my own personal costume, I created these paw fingerless gloves as a piece to one of my best costumes yet! This time of the year always gets my creativity going for fun ideas on ways to economically make a costume with as little as a hook and yarn. Although I made these as part of my Halloween attire, this would be a great project for any animal lover. You can modify these in many ways by changing the color, paw pads and fur! You don’t even need to put the paw prints on them and just have fancy fingerless gloves to give as a gift for anyone on your list!

Again, this is a quick and easy afternoon project! This blog includes the instructional video as well as a handwritten pattern. Be sure to check out the entire blog and make your mitts today!

I’m sure that you will “a-purrr-ove” of “e-furry-thing!” HA!

Cat Paws

Watch this video to learn how to make these fingerless glove paws:

Cat Paws

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in White and Black and a color of your choice (I used Blue, Spring Green, and Yellow)
-Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-There are two ways to attach the fur, see full video for both ways.

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double CrochetGloves:With Turqua
Both Hands:
Ch 20 (Or chain enough that will fit around your knuckles on your hand)
Without twisting chain, sl st to first ch to form a circle
Rnd 1: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first HDC of the round (20)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first st of the round (20)

Left Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in the first 17 sts, sk last 3 sts, ch 3, sl st to first HDC of the round. (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Right Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in first st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC of the round (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Both Hands:
Rnd 7: ch 2, HDC in each st around, HDC into the chains of the ch3 sps. sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20) (See video for visual instructions)
Rnd 8-20: CH 2,  HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20)
(If you want yours to be shorter or longer, add or subtract rows at this point)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Add Fur (Optional):
See video for visual instructions
SC around top and bottom of Hand Warmers or Sew the fur on like how I show in the video.

Paw Prints: (Make 8)
with Gray, ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewingPalm of Paw: (Make 2)
With Gray, Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: SC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next st) 6 times (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me 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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“We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in” ~Cheshire Cat (From Alice in Wonderland)

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Seasonal Jar Covers

This is a very festive pattern that I made for Halloween. It’s the perfect project to repurpose some used jars and for the ultimate recycler, this is right up your alley. This is not just a Halloween project. It can be changed to fit any holiday or party. It’s great for gift giving too!

These jar covers can be made to fit any size jar. I show in the tutorial how to do that, as well in the written pattern. The versatility of this pattern makes it easy to adapt to any event! Fill the jars with candy, hot cocoa mix, cookie mix, tea bags, coffee, put a candle inside, hide your spare change, store pens/pencils inside, the possibilities are endless!

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

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in any color of your choice (I used Bright orange)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Black Felt
-Tacky Glue or Fabric Glue
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Work in continuous rounds
-View video to show how to cut out felt and glue to Jar Cover

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

with Orange, Ch 2
Rnd 1: HDC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: HDC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next st) 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 5: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 6: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: In the BLO, HDC in each st around.
Rnd 8-20
: HDC in each st around
(If your jar is shorter, fasten off at the length that you are satisfied with)
Fasten off, weave in ends.Enjoy!!***You can always contact me 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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Pumpkin Patch
~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Spooky Eyeballs

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me, and I have no privacy!” You’re going to feel that way too, when you make yourself a set of these creepy plush eyeball amigurumis!

This is an EXTREMELY simple, but fun project where multiples can be created in a short period of time. I made these for a Halloween party that I have coming up, but the ideas for these are limitless!

Not only can you use these for spooky decoration by placing them in a jar or scattering them on the buffet table or giving them away for party favors for kids, but you can also use these for fun games like bean bag toss (fill them with beans or rice instead of poly-fil). These would be great for juggling. Attach a jumpring to a key ring and you can make a keychain! You can fill it with flax or rice and make a hacky sack.

Eyeballs

If you do not want to make the eyeball design, this is a great way to make a small sphere. You can make these in solid colors, or multiple colors. If you make these in holiday colors, they would fit with any time of year festivities! These are just a few of my ideas, but we have such a creative crochet community, I’m sure you can come up with more. Leave a comment with your ideas!

Today’s blog includes an easy to follow instructional video as well as a FREE written pattern. Let me see your creativity at work!

Eyeballs

View this video to learn how to make these spooky eyes:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in White and Black and a color of your choice (I used Blue, Spring Green, and Yellow)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-View video to show how to change color.

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
Eyeballs:with Black, Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc, fasten off (6)
With the color of your choice, attach to any sc around,
Rnd 2: SC 2 in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off (12)
With white, attach to any sc around,
Rnd 3: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next st) 6 times, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (18)
Rnd 4: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next 2 sts) 6 times, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (24)
Rnd 5-7: SC around (24)
Rnd 6: (SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts) 6 times, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (18)
Rnd 7: (SC2TOG, SC in next st) 6 times, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (12)
Assembly Step:
Remove hook and embroider veins around eye (see video for visual instructions), stuff eyeball, and continue crocheting,
Rnd 8: (SC2TOG) 6 times, sl st to the first sc, ch 1 (6)
Rnd 9: SC the 1st and 4th sts together, fasten off, weave in ends.Enjoy!!***You can always contact me 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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“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, for a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble…” ~William Shakespeare

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Ninja Turtle Hat

One of my most popular videos has always been this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle beanie hat. It is a very easy to follow and very adaptable pattern. Seriously, if you know basic crochet, you can increase or decrease to make any size. I do have a written pattern for six different sizes though, if you wish to follow along. It is a paid pattern available on my Etsy Shop.

Ninja Turtle Hat
Whether your child is a fan of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, or Donatello, they are going to LOVE to pretend play to be that character when they wear these hats! It will give them dynamic Turtle Power!

Ninja Turtle Hat
Every boy or girl will want to feel like a super hero! This is a quick and easy way to give them a chance to play that part.

Ninja Turtle Hat
Just in time for Halloween, this project will take you an afternoon to complete.

Ninja Turtle Hat
Follow along with this video tutorial to make your very own Toddler size Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hat:

To get the pattern for other sizes, follow this link to get the pattern.

 

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

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“Behold the turtle… He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” ~James Bryant Conant

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