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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

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DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

Here is a compilation blog for creative ideas to get you started on Halloween (or any time of the year) costumes! In this wide range of projects, you are sure to find something for everyone, infant to adult! Below, click the link or the photo to take you to the corresponding written pattern and/or video tutorial.

The skill levels vary for each project, but most are beginner friendly!! Enjoy!! ~Nadia

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Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Baby Mermaid Outfit

 

 

Link and Zelda

 

Badger Hat

 

 

Beauty and The Beast

 


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Caterpillar Cocoon

 

 

Cat in the Hat

 

 

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes

 


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Elmo Hat

 

 

Frankenstein Hat

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Gnome Costume

 

 

Gorilla Hat


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Kitty Cat Poncho

 

 

Knight in Shining Armor Hat

 

Minion Hat

Ninja Turtle Hat

Pop Art Wig


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Scarecrow

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Sugar Skull Ski Mask

 

 

Turkey Hat

Where’s Waldo


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Woodland Character Masks

Yoda Hat


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Happy Halloween!

This blog is compiled to show the costumes I made for Nate and myself. You can find them all in one place rather than navigating through my blog to find each individual pattern. Here, I have them all in one spot for your convenience. You can click the links in the paragraphs before the photos or you can simply click the photos to view the video tutorials and written patterns for each individual piece for these costumes.

We start with the Beast Hat. It’s perfect not only for a costume (although, I will warn you, it is very warm, and won’t last long in a crowd of people), but also for cold days! It’s an easily adaptable and versatile pattern by changing colors and embellishments to make any animal-istic creature that you fancy!

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Second, you will find the Beast Gloves here. With some simple modifications, you can take these very scary beast gloves and turn them into an easy pair of hand-warmers, just by omitting the finger portion of the pattern. These were made to enhance the crochet costume. Have fun with it!

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Next up, by making a very simple chain, I was able to create this embroidery embellishment detail that I sewed onto the costume jacket. I first traced out the design in a chalk pencil, chained the length needed for each scroll design and sewed it on using a yarn needle. I added some lace and just pinned it inside the sleeves and on the collar.

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Lastly, I made these simple foot coverings. These are a very basic flat panel using double crochet with an ankle cuff that wraps around the bottom of the leg. Once complete, I sewed fur through the stitches to give it a paw-like look that can be worn over shoes. (These do not have a written pattern or a video tutorial)

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For the Princess costume, I created the shirt here. This is one of two pieces for the dress ensemble. I added tulle and embellished the outfit with medium sized flower roses that I used in my Floral Dream Crown tutorial.

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The Princess Costume Skirt was the second piece I crocheted for this ensemble. As you will see in the pattern, you can make this as big or as small as you want it to be. This can modified to be made in a variety of princess dresses by changing colors or adding different embellishments.

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Lastly, I added the Enchanted Rose Cape that can be found here as a finishing touch to this princess costume. This cape can also be modified into a poncho or a bridal cape.

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Here are the photos of us together in our costumes! Photos do not lead to any patterns.

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Crochet Tutorial: Beast Costume Gloves

As I make progress on the costumes that I am designing for Nate and myself for Halloween, I was puzzled over how to make a pair of Beast Mitts. I pooled over ideas of what would work, what would be comfortable for an evening of partying with our friends, what would look like a pair of paws with claws? All these questions are answered in this pair of open finger gloves.

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These mitts are not meant for freezing temperature days. Just by appearance, it’s obvious why. These are strictly for costume purpose. However, but omitting the finger/claws you would have a basic pair of fingerless gloves or hand warmers.

I used Red Heart Boutique Fur to cover these paws. You are free to use creative choices for the type of fur you would like to use. You can create a different look by using different types of furs.

The pattern can be adjusted for any size hand. In my video, I created this pair to fit a larger sized man-hand. With easy math, you can make this pattern from child size to an XL hand size. Have fun with this costume/prop accessory. It is perfect for so many designs – wildcats, bears, lions, werewolves, beasts, monsters, etc.

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Here is the link to the hat which was the first part of this costume.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these Beast Costume Gloves:

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Boutique Fur in Mink (11 yards)
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Sequoia (150 yards)
Caron Simply Soft in Black for Claws (20 yards)
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 7 minutes and 22 seconds. The first 7 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any yarn that is a worsted weight or a Double Knitting (DK) yarn to make these gloves
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you watch the whole video tutorial, I explain how to make these bigger or smaller.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete
-This video tutorial shows only the Right Hand, but with simple modifications, you can make the left hand.

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

Pattern:

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

Fingerless Glove:
Ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn
Rows 2-32: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn.
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew the seam up the side, leaving a space for a thumb hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fingers:
Index Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [ch 2, turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.

Middle Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.

Ring Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 4 times, ch 2, HDC across. Fasten off.

Pinky: Ch 1, sc in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.

Thumb: Ch 1, sc around thumb (5 sts), [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.

Make Chain Straps to hold fingers in place (See video tutorial to make these)

Claws: Make 10 (Work in continuous rounds)
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 4 in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew claws to the tips of the fingers. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Add fur to the back of the hand by weaving it throughout the hand with a yarn needle. See video tutorial for more visual instructions.

Fasten off, weave in all loose ends.
Enjoy!!

♥Nadia

Click this image to learn how to make a beast hat to match!
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Crochet Tutorial: Beast Hat

In keeping with my costume theme that began with my Enchanted Rose Cape, I have finished designing Part 2: The Beast Hat. From the outside, he may appear menacing, but underneath is a heart of gold. He’s my perfect beast!

This beast hat encapsulates the fierce persona that one would like to portray in this costume. If you are looking to do the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, this particular hat is just the right way to achieve that!

 

Beyond the Beast, this hat has a lot of versatility! You can remove the horns, change the colors, change the ears to create your own adult hat in various animals such as a bear, a skunk, a panda, or the like. This is a very warm and heavy hat perfect for those winter days. Enjoy this tutorial and written pattern!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website
YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
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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:
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Warm Brown (75 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee (20 Yards)
Patons Theo Yarn in Honey Dijon (115 yards)
Red Heart Boutique Fur in Mink (11 yards)
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Sequoia (30 yards)
Poly-fil for stuffing horns
-L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

NOTES:
-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 9 minutes. The first 9 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any bulky yarn or any furry yarn if you cannot find the Patons Theo yarn.
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you stop increasing on rounds 2 or 3 of the hat, you could make this for a baby.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete


Special stitches
:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease


Pattern:

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

 

Hat:
With L hook
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc. ch up 2 (9 DC)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each sp between sts,  sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next sp, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (27)
Rnd 4: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next 2 sps, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
Rnds 5-8: DC in each sp around, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
You can make more rounds if you need it longer, when you are satisfied, go on to making the earflaps

Work in the sps between the sts for this part (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in the same st and in the next 5 sts, Ch 2 turn (6 sts)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, Ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC in next 3 sts, CH 2, turn (4 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC2TOG, fasten off. (2 sts)

Fold hat in half and make other earflap on opposite side repeating the same thing you did for first earflap.

Ears: Make 2 with G hook
Work in continuous rounds, put st marker after each round to mark beginning of round
Work in BACK LOOPS ONLY
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 6-12: Sc in each st around. (30)
Fasten off with long tail.

Add fur by single crocheting around the ear edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew ears to hat

Horns: Make 2 with G hook
WORK IN BACK LOOPS ONLY
ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
Rnds 2-3: sc in each st around. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts (7)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st. (8)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts (9)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts. (10)
Rnds 8-9: sc in each st around. (10)
Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts. (12)
Rnd 11: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (13)
Rnd 12: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts. (14)
Rnd 13: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts. (15)
Rnds 14-16: Sc in each st around. (15)

Mohawk: with L hook
Ch 6
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, Ch up 2, turn
Row 2-12: DC between each st across, ch up 2, turn
Or however long you need to make it.

Add tassles to your ear flaps (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

Make the Beast Gloves here:
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