Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

We had such a fantastic Halloween, and I wanted to share all of our costume pieces in one blog post.  Below you will see each piece that I crocheted and links to their crochet patterns. Simply click the image or the title of each pattern to go to its pattern.

Here is our little Bee Family Photo!

 

 

 

For my Bee Hive costume, I made one large spiral using Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn.
I do not have a crochet pattern for this, however, at the very bottom of this blog post, I will share a mini “recipe” of how I created this beehive.

 

I added mini Felt Bees that I purchased on Amazon. You can get them here.

 

 

 

For Nate’s costume, I purchased a Bee Keeper Outfit on Amazon. You can find it here.

I also used some Tulle from the fabric shop and added it to the Honey Bee Sunhat that I made for his costume. I added the same Felt Bees to his hat with floral wire.

 

 

On Nasir’s Costume, I share all the components of his costume in this blog post here. I made the wings out of Nylons and coat hangers. I have a FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial for his whole outfit. It’s called the Baby Bee Costume and you can find it here.

 

 

This Baby Bee was *SO* done after our photo shoot!

Thank you for another fabulous year of costumes!

Happy Halloween!!

 

 

 

Below you will find information about the Large Bee Hive costume that I am wearing:

 

For the body and hat:
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 35
HDC in 1st Ch to form a ring, and in the next 23 chs, SC in last 11 chs.
Then I just HDC’d in each HDC st and SC’d in each SC st until it formed a spiral. I stuffed this tube as I went.

I did the same exact thing for my hat. I made 4 spirals for the body and 3 spirals for the hat.
I sewed the beginning and end of the tube and sewed it together in the shape of a beehive.

For the straps, I just did a row of 50 double crochet stitches to make a basic strap and sewed it in on the inside of the bee hive.

I hope this gives you a good idea of how I made the bee hive. If you are interested in making it and have questions, feel free to email me (nadia@yarnutopia.com) and I can help you as best as I can!!

Enjoy!

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

 

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

 

 

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**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!

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Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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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**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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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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 that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Bumble Bee Romper:

Front Panel:

With Black:
Ch 13
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (12 sts)

Rows 2-7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Row 8: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Rows 9-17: Repeat Row 8. (At the end of Row 17, you should have 32 sts across)
After Row 17, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 20)

Row 18: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 19: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 17 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 20-43: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Fasten off when you have 7 of the yellow stripes, then turn your work around to the bottom again and work the back panel on the opposite end of the foundation row.

Back Panel:

Attach your black yarn to the first stitch on the foundation row of your front panel.

Ch 1

Rows 1-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 4-13: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (After Row 13, you will have the 32 sts across)

After Row 13, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 15)

Row 14: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 15: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 13 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 16-39: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 40: Change to Black and HDC across, Ch 1, Turn, do not fasten off, continue with the first strap

First Shoulder strap:

Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in 12 sts, Ch 1, Turn (Leave the rest of the sts on this row unworked)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Second Shoulder Strap:

Count 12 sts in from the left side, Attach your yarn, Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in the 12 sts (if you need to see the video tutorial for visual instructions, see it here)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly step:

Sew 4 buttons to the front panel where the straps will attach.
Sew up both sides of the romper leaving room for arm holes.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Leg Trim:

SC 48 sts evenly around both leg holes to clean up edges.

Weave in all ends.

Beanie Hat:

With 24/7 Cotton in Black

Ch 2
Work in Continuous Rounds
Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook. (9)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 7-18: HDC in each st around. (54)
Sl st to next st, Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

 

For the wings, I used this tutorial to learn how to make DIY wings using nylons and coat hangers.

 

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

Crochet Tutorial: Bumble Bee Amigurumi

There has “bee-n” a lot of “buzz” going around about these puns. “Honey,” I’m trying to always “beehive” to “bee” sure my jokes don’t “sting.” I try to “bee” positive and “comb” through many ideas before they “stick.” Not all of my puns are “flower-y” or silly. I have “pollen” for a few lame ones. I agree that a couple were a bit “un-bee-lievable.” I always appreciate your feedback and “raw honey-sty.” Your encouragement makes me feel like a “Queen.” I’m trying to stay “hummm-ble, ” so I will stop “drone-ing” on and on, but before I go, I should say, I think you all are the “bees knees!” *insert cringy eyerolls here* HAHA!

bees

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make a bee amigurumi:

**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 to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Yellow
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Felt for Eyes/Mouth/Flower
Black Pipe Cleaner for Antenae
Stuffing
Tacky Glue


NOTES
:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

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

Pattern:

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

Bee:
Circles: With Yellow
Make 4
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC 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 st] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for 2 circles, and short tail for 2 circles.

Stripes: With Black
Make 2
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off with long tail.

Stinger:
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next. Fasten off with long tail.

Wings: With White
Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: 5 DC in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 2, turn
Row 2: [DC, TR] in first st, [TR, DC, HDC] in next st, SC in next st, [HDC, DC, TR] in next st, [TR, DC] in next st, Ch 2, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Cut out felt eyes and mouth and glue with tacky glue for face.
Insert Pipe Cleaner for antenna.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

Crochet Tutorial: Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

Show a little holiday cheer by dressing up your pet! This pattern has options for each gender as well as tips on making this darling sweater for any sized fur-baby! Get your pet ready for the holidays by spending a few cozy days snuggled up in their holiday attire in front of the Christmas tree!

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These are my pets, Reuben and Bebe. They “love” their sweaters. LOL I’m kidding, they didn’t last very long in them.
I hope your pet has more fun in their holiday sweaters! Share photos of your fur babies on Facebook!

dogsweater2
dogsweater

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pet sweater:

**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
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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.

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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Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Less than 300 yards) I used Hunter Green and Burgundy
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
4 Buttons
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can use a bigger sized hook to make this sweater bigger.
-You can also chain more to make yours bigger. There is no specific stitch counts for this sweater
-The sweater I made for Bebe measures 25 cm (10 Inches) in Length from neck to bottom fringe
-Measure the neck of your pet and chain an amount that will measure around them
– Measure the length of your pet and chain an amount that will fit the length of their back

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
BLO: Back Loops Only
3DC Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull Through, YO Pull through 2 Loops] 3 Times and then YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook

Pattern:

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

Neck:
Measure your pet’s neck
Chain an amount that is that long
Ch 30
Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
(Optional: Change color every row)
Rnds 2-5: in BLO, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
Make your neck part as long as you want.
Fasten off.

Back of Sweater:
Change color every row (See video tutorial to see how to trail strand along work)
Ch 26 (Or any Multiple of 5+1)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 15 chs, DC in last 5 chs, Turn

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout) Work in BLO, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, SC in last 5 sts. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first 5 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, DC in last 5 sts, Turn

Rows 4-23: Repeat rows 2 and 3 or as long as you need it to be. End on an ODD numbered Row.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Edging:
Row 1: SC along the bottom edge of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Mark 9 free stitches on your neck piece, then sew Back of Sweater to the neck piece of the sweater leaving the 9 sts free for the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of Sweater:
Attach yarn to st on the neck piece (Shown in Video tutorial)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each Free stitch across. (10 sts in total)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, HDC across (10)
Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st (12)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, HDC across (12)
Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (14)
Row 6: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (14)
Row 7: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (16)
Row 8-14: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (16)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach buttons to each side and then button the sides down. If you do not want to use buttons, sew the sides down.

Bow:
Ch 15
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow making a cute bow. Sew to neck part of sweater.

Enjoy!!

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