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How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

Happy Halloween from all of us at YARNutopia!! Especially from Jade ane Fern who thought this entire process was insufferable (and these costumes stayed on for about 3 minutes!) LOL

 

 

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

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Pattern
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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:

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gold, Warm Brown
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


Halloween Express


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet


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Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Hat

Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 35
Round 1: SC in 1st ch (this creates a ring), SC in the rest of the chs around. (35 sts)

Round 2: SC in each st around.

Round 3: SC in 7 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in 5 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rounds 4-5: SC in each st around.
Sl st to next st.

You will now be working in Rows. (You can turn your work after every row)

Row 6: Ch 1, HDC in 21 sts, leave the rest unworked, turn.

Row 7: HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 8: HDC across, continue down the side and HDC 3 sts together, SC along round 5 to the other side, HDC 3 sts together up the other side of the flap. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

(See video tutorial for visual instructions on that last row, it can get confusing)

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on how to add fringe and fray it out.
Add fringe all around your hat and then comb it out and fray it all so it’s nice and fluffy! Trim it down so it’s not so wild and uneven.
Enjoy!

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

 


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How to Crochet Tutorial: Spider Web Wrap

How to Crochet Tutorial: Spider Web Wrap

The Spider Web Wrap is ready for you to spin up on your hooks!! You will be able to make this quick and easy project faster than anyone can say Trick-or-Treat!

Using all double crochet stitches we will make the wrap first, then add the lines that section off each corner using surface crochet stitches. 

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

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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 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:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in Stiletto
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm in Starlight
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This is worked from the top down
-The measurements are: approx. 50 inches across and about 25 inches long. You can make this bigger or smaller if you want since it is a repeat pattern.
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Surface Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:
Ch 3

Row 1: 3 DC in 3rd ch from hook, [Ch 2, 3 DC in same ch] 4 times. Turn. (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 DC in first st, *DC in each st until next ch 2 sp, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in ch 2 sp repeat from * until one st remains, put 2 DC in last st. Turn.

Rows 3-36: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is as long as you want it to be. Change color for rows 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36.
Your last row should be a row of white.

Assembly:
SC along the edge of the wrap
Add surface crochet lines in each chain 2 space of each corner. (See video tutorial on how to do this step)
Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!

 

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Ten Years Later…

Ten Years Later…

When I was diagnosed, it wasn’t clear right away whether I had ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. My disease was so progressive, and I was so sick, that each treatment was like grabbing straws in the hopes that something worked. I prayed to avoid surgery, I prayed to survive.

On the cusp of colon cancer and failing treatment, there was no way to avoid the inevitable. Surgery was the only choice. Well, surgery or quite possibly death. But I was 17 years old and the idea of losing my colon was terrifying. I remember the team of doctors-specialists, surgeons, students, all filing into my hospital room to deliver the news.

I remember my surgeon drawing a picture with a black pen on white paper. “We will cut here, remove this, and make an opening there, create an ostomy out of that…” each scribble demonstrating what he planned to do to me. It was all so abstract and unreal. It was like I was that paper person and it was as simple as drawing a cut across my tummy and pulling my intestine through my abdomen. JUST. LIKE. THAT. But I am flesh and blood and not a series of sketches on paper.

All I knew is that my life would forever be changed. Illness changes everything, losing my colon was collateral damage that this disease was leaving in its path. It was killing me from the inside, and if my colon wasn’t removed, then there was not much hope for a future. I prayed to just survive.

Go ahead then, take it out.

Surgery was scheduled, my Living Will intentions were made, I signed the papers and cried when they wheeled me away from my parents, holding my mom’s hand until I couldn’t anymore. Until I had to let go… It’s so hard to describe that fear of the unknown. I was sick. Not just sick but deathly ill. If this was my chance at survival, would I really survive? I prayed to live through surgery. I prayed to survive.

I survived the surgery, but I was left with a body that was so unrecognizable to me. Cuts across my abdomen, part of my intestine on the outside, an abnormal anatomy that was hard to comprehend when I was just a teenager. Actually, no matter how old you are, this is something so incomprehensible. Who goes to the bathroom in a bag? Who lives this way? How do I live my life going forward? I am just a kid. Why me? The litany of unending questions each one more palpable than the last. I prayed to survive. Now how do I do that?

That was 10 years and more than a dozen surgeries ago. That was 10 years and more than 100 hospital stays ago. That was 10 years and 1,000 procedures ago. That was 10 years and a lifetime ago. I will never forget that scared young girl. Now, 10 years later, although I am still in a battle with this disease that has finally been diagnosed as Crohn’s disease, I am stronger and I am a survivor. Today, I live with a permanent ileostomy and a permanent positive attitude. I survived. 10 years. I survived.


This is the surgeon who performed my first surgery

 

How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How about some Vampire Bat Booties forrrr your little one? Do you vant to make a pair forrrr Halloveen?? Mwuahaha 🦇
These baby bootie slippers are so fun for any bat lover or Halloween costume!

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

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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:

Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in the colors Stiletto, Linen, Suede, Sunset, and Mai Tai
Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the bat face design!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches together
DC: Double Crochet


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Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Booties: Make 2
With Stiletto and an I-5.50mm crochet hook
Chain 12
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 2nd ch from hook, DC in next 9 chs, 4 DC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, DC in 9 sts, 2 DC in last st, Sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 DC in first st, DC in next 11 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 2 sts, DC in 11 sts, 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 3: Work in BLO, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, sl st to first st. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, work in both loops, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, [DC2TOG] 2 times, [DC in next 2 sts, FPDC on next st] 3 times, DC in last 4 sts, sl st to first DC. (28 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, [DC2TOG] 3 times, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (24 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, FPDC on next st,  DC3TOG, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (23 sts)
Fasten off Stiletto and attach Suede to first st.

Rnd 7: With Suede and H-5.00mm crochet hook, Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Booties made. (Be sure to make 2 booties!)

Bat Face:
With H-5.00mm crochet hook and Suede
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2  SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 4 sts, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, sl st to next st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ears:
Make 2 wih Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 with Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make a French Knot with Black yarn for the pupil of the eye. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Mouth:
With Sunset and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1.
Rnd 2: [SC, HDC] in first st, [HDC, SC] in next, SC in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, SC in last st, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Wrap the Suede colored yarn around the mouth (as seen in photos)

Teeth:
Make 2 with Linen and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on placements of pieces and sew everything on face and to the bootie slippers. Be sure to make everything again for the second bootie slipper!

Enjoy!!

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


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How to Crochet Tutorial: Green Costume Wig

How to Crochet Tutorial: Green Costume Wig

This is the last piece I crocheted to finalize our Halloween Costumes this year! Check out the famous Green Wig as part of Nate’s Halloween Costume! You can make this in all different colors and make it your own!! Enjoy!!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Here is the full costume ensemble for our Halloween 2018 celebration!!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

 

 

 

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.
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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Paddy Green
Stuffing
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-This hat will fit any teen/adult size
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-This hat is made in 2 pieces, then sewn together
-Turn your work after every row

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
Sk: Skip
Sk’d: Skipped

Hat: MAKE 2

Ch 2
Round 1: 9 SC in 2nd ch from the hook, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Round 2: 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Turn. (18)
Round 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (27)
Round 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (36)
Round 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (45)
Round 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (54)
Round 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (60)
Round 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (66)
Round 9: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 10 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, turn. (72)
Rounds 10-25: SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, ch 1, turn. (72)
You will now be working in rows:
Row 26: SC in 52 sts (leaving 20 sts unworked), Ch 1, turn. (52)
Rows 27-48: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (52)
Fasten off after row 48.

When you have both hats made, stuff them and sew them together AFTER you make the front “bangs” part.

Front “Bangs” part:
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1 turn. (15)
Rows 2-13: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 14: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts left, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (13)
Rows 15-16: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 17: SC in 6 sts, Sk next st, SC in last 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 18: SC in 4 sts, [SC2TOG] twice, SC in last 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 19: SC in 3 sts, [SC2TOG] Twice, SC in last 3 sts, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 20: SC in 2 sts, [SC2TOG] Twice, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 21: SC in 1 st, [SC2TOG] twice, SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 22: [SC2TOG] Twice, Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 23: [SC2TOG]
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Curly top:
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: 
Sew Curly top to row 23 of the Front “bangs” part.
Start sewing the front Bangs to top layer hat, but also wrap A LOT of yarn around the bottom half of the bangs to make the “combed back” look.
(See video tutorial and photos for visual guide)
Sew the rest of the bangs to the top layer hat.
Stuff the rest of the hat and sew it all closed.
Curl up the bottom of the hat and tack it down with stitches around the back.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!!!!!!

BONUS PATTERNS:

 

Collar:
Neck: Change color every 4 rows
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 5 chs, DC in last 5 chs, turn. (15)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as anything) DC in 5 sts, HDC in 5 sts, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in 5 sts, HDC in 5 sts, DC in last 5 sts, turn.
Rows 4-?: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 (if you want to make this larger or smaller, just repeat these 2 rows until your piece fits around your neck)
Fasten off, Sew closed.

Wristers
Change color ever 3 rows
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, SC in ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 3-?: Repeat Row 2 until your piece fits around your wrist.
Fasten off with long tail. Sew closed.

Bow Tie Nadia is Wearing:
Ch 12
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch and Across, (10 sts)
Rows 2-? Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st across, turn. (10)
Make your tie as long as you need to fit around your neck and tie in a bow without choking.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Enjoy!!

 

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!

Get the pattern for the top hat photographed in this photo HERE!!

 

See the First piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

See the Second piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

 

See the Third piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Here is the link to the cardigan I am wearing for our costumes:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

 

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***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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YARNutopia’s 50K Facebook GIVEAWAY!!! (Closed–we have a winner!)

YARNutopia’s 50K Facebook GIVEAWAY!!! (Closed–we have a winner!)

Congratulations to Candy Lynn for winning the prize!!
The top voted costume was letter “A” the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes!!
Thank you to everyone for participating and sharing your thoughts on the costumes so far!! We can’t wait until next Halloween!!!

We are close to 50,000 “Likes” on Facebook so we decided to have a GIVEAWAY for all our YARNutopians!! I want to share my appreciation for hitting 50K followers by doing a fun little Facebook GIVEAWAY!!

I am offering a magical Halloween Themed Box of yarn that retails $200+ USD!!!

Goodies include:
5 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Stripes
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Soft
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Super Saver
1 Ball of Red Heart Yarns With Love

Follow the directions below to enter! All tasks must be complete for you to be entered into this giveaway. You MUST have a US Address to participate in this giveaway! If a winner is chosen and they do not have a US shipping address, a new winner will be chosen.

To enter this giveaway you must do the following:

1. Make sure you are following YARNutopia on Facebook, if you are not, give the page a “Like”
2. Choose your favorite costume from years past in the photo below, then go to YARNutopia’s Facebook Page, Leave a comment on the pinned post about this GIVEAWAY with the letter of your favorite costume! (A, B, C, or D)–Your comment MUST be on the Facebook post. Any comments on this blog post will not be entered to win the yarn.
3. For an extra entry, share the post on YARNutopia’s Facebook Page about this GIVEAWAY with all your friends. (Be sure your share is public so I can add you in for an extra entry)

How to win???

The participants who vote on the costume with the MOST votes will all be entered in a RANDOM drawing to win the giant bundle of yarn in the photo above!! 

This giveaway will run starting TODAY, RIGHT NOW, October 12th, 2018 and end on October 14th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be randomly selected on October 15th. I will announce the winner here and on Facebook and I will try to contact you personally.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

A. Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter

B. Belle and the Beast

 

C. Link and Zelda

 

D. Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween from Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa!

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Get the crochet pattern for the Adult Sized Knickers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the Vertical Striped Leg Warmers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the lollipops here!

Get the pattern for the cardigan Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Top Hat Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Green Wig Nate is wearing here!!

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

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In a world of Pure (Crochet) Imagination!

You can see this cardigan was made for our Halloween costumes for 2018, but you can use this cardigan any time of year!!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

 


Get the pattern for the top hat photographed in this photo HERE!!

 

See the First piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

See the Second piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

 

See the Third piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

See the fourth piece of our Halloween Costumes here!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

 

 

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

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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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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Soft in the color Grape (1500 Yards of yarn needed)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Medium Purple
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Steampunk Buttons Clocks
Steampunk Buttons Hearts
Chain
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-The cardigan I made measures Medium/Large. Front Panels Length: 25 inches long, Length of back piece: 33 inches long, Waist around: 46 inches around, Sleeve Length: 23 inches long, Upper Sleeve Width: 20 inches around, Sleeve Width Lower Part: 18 inches around, Middle of sleeve width 10 inches around, Collar height: 2 inches
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-This Cardigan is worked from the bottom up, first the backside, then the 2 front panels, then the sleeves, then the collar and last the embellishments are added.
-The chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into it.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Sk: Skip
Sk’d: Skipped

Cardigan:

Back Side:

Pointed Backside Tails–MAKE 2

Ch 2
Row 1
: 3 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 4: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st until 1 st is left, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 6: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Rows 7-33: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 ending with a repeat of Row 5 (36 sts)
(Continue these 2 rows until the piece is half of your back measurement, my back is 20 inches across, so ending on Row 33 for me was 10 inches across) Once you have your piece as wide as you need it go onto the next row instructions.

Rows 34-49: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (36 sts)
For first piece, Fasten off, for second piece, DO NOT fasten off, go onto the next row and attach the two pieces to continue up the back.

Row 50: On the piece that you did not fasten off, SC in each st across, continue to SC in each st on the first piece you fastened off, ch 1, turn. (72 sts)

Rows 51-93: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Make this as long as you need it to get up to your armpit. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 94: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Rows 95-99: Repeat Row 94. (I had 60 sts at the end of this section)

Rows 100-130: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn
After Row 130, continue to SC around the entire piece to clean up the edges.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Front Panels: MAKE 2

Row 1: FDC 40 or Chain 42 and DC in 4th Ch and across (or have any even number on your first row), Turn. (40 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 3-22: Repeat Row 2
(you can continue to make this longer if you want, just to your armpit section–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 23: Ch 2, DC2TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, turn.

Row 24: Ch 2, DC3TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, DC3TOG, turn.

Rows 25-28: Repeat Row 24 until there are 22 sts across

Row 29: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * across until 1 st remains, DC in last st, turn.

Rows 30-42: Repeat Row 29
After Row 42, continue to SC around entire piece.

Assembly:
Sew Front panels to back panel. The video tutorial is very helpful for this part.
Once your front panels are attached to your back panel, continue to make the sleeves.

Sleeves:
Attach yarn to armpit of the arm hole
Round 1: Ch 2, DC 72 sts or any even number around the arm hole, sl st to first st, turn.

Round 2: Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 2 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.

Round 3: Ch 2, Sk 3 sts, DC in next DC in ONE of the sk’d sts, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 3 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other ones unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.

Rounds 4-12: Repeat Round 3

Rounds 13-21: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
If you do not want belled out sleeves, continue this concept until your sleeve is as long as you want it, otherwise, continue onto the instructions for the next round to make your sleeves wider.

Round 22: Ch 2, Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, *DC in next st, DC in previous stitch, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, turn. (there will be 2 DC in each st using the criss-cross stitch method. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 23-35: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Do the same thing for the second sleeve.

Collar:

Attach yarn at top of collar area
Row 1: Ch 1, SC across collar, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing

Assembly:
-Fold Collar down, Sew it in half to the neck. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-SC with your accent color around entire cardigan from one side of the collar, down the front, around the back, and then back up to the other side of the collar. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-Sew on all your embellishments. See photos for guide

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

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***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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How to Crochet Tutorial: Adult Knickers Pants with Suspenders

How to Crochet Tutorial: Adult Knickers Pants with Suspenders

We’re getting closer!! Here is the next installment of our Halloween costume. Adult knickers! Enjoy this tutorial!!

Here is the full costume that these knickers were made for:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

See the first piece of our Halloween costumes for this year here!

See the Second Piece of our Halloween Costumes for this year here!

 

 

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.

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (7 balls–1070 yards of yarn)
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-The pants that I made measure: Length (Waist to ankle): 35 inches, Waist: 32 inches around, Hips around: 40 inches, Ankles around: 12 inches, Strap length: 36 inches, Strap width: 2 Inches
-This project goes off measurements, so you can make as many stitches as you want that fits around your body.
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-These pants are made from the bottom up and are seamed on the inseam and then worked in rounds to make the top part of the pants.
-Turn your work every time it says “TURN”
-The chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into it.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

 

Pants:

Row 1: FDC 37 sts or any odd number that will fit around your calf of your leg, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *FPDC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in 1st st, *BPDC in next st, DC in next st, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Ch 1 (does not count as anything), HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 HDC in last st, turn. (39 sts)

Row 7: Work in 3rd Loop of the HDC sts (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 HDC in last st, turn. (41 sts)

Row 8: Work into the top of the stitches on this row (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Repeat Row 6. (43 sts)

Row 9: Repeat Row 7

Rows 10-26: Repeat Rows 8 & 9 until your piece fits around your thigh comfortably, then go onto the next row. (79 sts)

Row 27: Work in 3rd loop of the HDC sts, Ch 1, HDC across, turn. (79 sts)

Row 28: Work into the top of the sts in this row, Ch 1, HDC across, turn.

Rows 29-56: Repeat Rows 27 & 28 until your piece is as long as you want it for attaching to the other leg and the height that will fit around your thigh.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.
Make 1 more leg just like the one you just made.

Sew your two legs inseams together (Sew your pieces inside out)

Assembly:
To sew your pieces together and closed, see video tutorial for visual instructions
You will need to skip sewing the top 8 rows for the inseam and sew those together to each others leg. Then  you can go onto making the hips/waist part of the pants next.

Continue working at the top of the pants “in the round” next

Mark 2 sts in the front and 2 sts in the back of your pants (those stitches will be your “Decrease” stitches)

Round 57: Working inside out, work in the 3rd loop of the HDC sts, Ch 1, HDC2TOG on the first 2 sts, HDC  in each st until halfway around, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts around, Sl st to first st, TURN.

Round 58: Ch 1, HDC2TOG on the first 2 sts, HDC  in each st until halfway around, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts around, Sl st to first st, TURN.

Rounds 59-79: Repeat Rounds 57 & 58 until your piece is fitting around your waist, then go onto the next rounds

Turn your piece right side out if you haven’t already and continue with the waistband.

Round 80: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around. DO NOT TURN, Sl st to first st of the round.

Round 81: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, *DC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st of the round.

Rounds 82-85: Repeat Round 81.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Straps:

Ch 112 or any amount that you need that will fit over the shoulder to the waistband

Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts, Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in the rest of the sts across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, DC in each st across, DC in button hole and the last 2 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew Straps to pants and sew buttons to pants.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

 

Check out the other pieces for the costume below:

Candy Swirl Pillows:

Vertical Stripe Leg Warmers:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Steampunk Cardigan:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Green Costume Wig:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

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***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)

Share your work on Facebook!

Shop Here

Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia

Follow me on Instagram

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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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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



 

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