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Dance the Night Away

Dance the Night Away

One year ago, and the memories are fresh as if it were yesterday!! I think we can agree that Nate and my dad are pretty good on the dance floor.

See our First Dance here:

See our Father-Daughter Dance here:

(And how cool is the surprise dholi we had enter during the father-daughter dance?! Watch the video to see my surprise reaction. On a scale from 1-10 that was a solid 10 epic surprise)

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How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me….Flowers! Haha! I made a holiday headband using the same flower design I used in my bridal bouquets for my wedding earlier this year! I used a small bead detail to adorn the center for the perfect touch! Don’t need a headband? Don’t worry, this flower design is perfect for so many other projects!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the flowers and leaves:

 

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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:
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
Headband
-Hot Glue
Pearly Beads
1.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

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

Pattern:

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

Flower

Ch 64 or any multiple of 3+4
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, *Sk 2 chs, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in the next ch, repeat from * across, ending with [DC, CH 2, DC] in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across ending with [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in last ch 2 sp, turn.

Row 3: 10 DC in first Ch 2 sp, *SC in next Ch 2 sp, 10 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Roll strip into flower and sew it all up in the back. Weave in all ends. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Leaf:

Ch 15
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 chs, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, Sl st back into the last ch, SC in next stitch, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 sts, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last.

Rnd 2: SC in each st around working around floral wire to stiffen the edge of the leaf.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut the wire and bend it to the back.

See video tutorial on how to create the headband look.

Enjoy!!

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

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

It’s All in the Details: Crochet Wedding Flowers

It’s All in the Details: Crochet Wedding Flowers

When planning a wedding, one of the very first things you consider is the type of wedding you want and the budget to go along with your dream. It isn’t always easy to have those two things come together seamlessly unless you have all the resources available without the concern of finances. That’s why DIY (or do-it-yourself) is a great way to cut costs and bring some of those wedding expenses down – and dreams to life – using your own creativity. Be aware – there’s a cost to that too, just not always in dollars.

It Starts With YES!

When Nate proposed, we were in Amsterdam, Netherlands on a high – figuratively not literally. (read about it here) Excited from the thrill of getting engaged on this European trip, planning a wedding in that moment was not on the forefront of our minds. We hadn’t even chosen a date for our wedding until weeks following our engagement. I am such a planner, so I needed time to organize our wedding with guests from overseas, so we decided on March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day. This was the perfect day to have our Pakistani/Irish fusion wedding. I wanted the Pakistani features and Nate is Irish, so he wanted to incorporate some Irish elements into our special day.

Looking a year ahead gave us much needed time to sort out details for this fusion wedding and put finances on paper. Thankfully, our parents were able to help, but how much would this all cost?

We visited vendors which was exciting and full of promise. Yet, when we started to talk dollars and cents, we began to realize that we needed to scale down considerably on some of our “wants.”  Our budget was limited. One of the more shocking realizations was finding out that for flowers; personal flowers such as bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages along with centerpiece arrangements and other floral décor, would cost over $2000 USD. As much as I LOVE fresh flowers, spending $2000 on that one detail was out of the question.

Famous Last Words

Ideas began to formulate. I knew I wanted to incorporate elements of crochet into my wedding, and the more I considered it, the more it made sense for me to make all of the flowers. I knew it would be a lofty goal. Hand crocheting 200+ flowers for all my floral elements, as well as 200 place card meal flowers, was no easy task. But spending $2000 on bouquets and arrangement fresh flowers, which will wilt and be discarded was hard to contemplate. I could save a huge chunk of money if I did these myself. So, it was decided almost a year ahead of time, I would crochet the flowers. I had plenty of time, right?

I think I remember vaguely in the fog of my over-zealous wedding-muddled mind, Nate saying to me,

“Are you sure you want to do that? I don’t want you to get too stressed out…..” Brides and stress? Phfft…

Oh, how prophetic that conversation would be.

My flip response was something on the lines of,

“No worries, I won’t get stressed. It’s a year away. I have plenty of time.” Eye-roll please…

The Best Laid Plans…

Eleven months in advance may seem like plenty of time to take on a project like this. That is if you have NOTHING to do BUT this. I started out pretty well. I decided on using Red Heart Yarns Aunt Lydia’s Thread in the colors of my bridesmaids’ dresses for their bouquets and a throw bouquet. I would pair the groomsmen’s boutonnieres in coordinating colors. My bouquet would be shades of red and Nate would have a matching flower to mine. I could get a jump start on place card flowers once I decided on the coinciding meal. I would crochet similar coordinating flowers to use for my table centerpieces. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Puhll-eeaaazzze…I got this!

I mapped out the year. I could crochet three flowers a day which would put me on a course to finish in plenty of time for the wedding. It would give me an ample time-frame to make bouquets, plan those centerpieces, decide on any other arrangements, and color code all the seating place cards. The only thing is, I had to stay on task. One missed day meant the next day I had to make six flowers. One missed week meant making 21 flowers to catch up. Do you get my drift? Don’t even ask what it required to catch up on a lost month. There are no words…

(If you are looking for a tutorial on how to make these flowers, click here)

Fast forward to six weeks before the wedding and my fingers felt like they were falling off due to the insane flower making schedule I had going on. Every plan and deadline shot to hell. I even sliced my hand with that tiny 1mm crochet hook I was using! Haha! I remember at 2 a.m one morning, my eyes going crossed and mind delirious, thinking up curse words while miscounting my stitches, and repeating over and over that I will NEVER crochet with thread or make another flower in MY LIFE ever again. I must have asked myself a hundred times…WHY!? Why did I decide to do this?!

Honestly….This is why….

This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

I am such a detail person. It comes from my mama. And just like my mama, I believe those tiny details matter. Every single one of these details mattered to me. I would not have done it otherwise. Looking back, I know I complained, I may have even cried, but the results of all the hard work and late nights paid off. Each detail, each flower, each element came together in perfect harmony on our wedding day and it was so worth it! So, so worth it! Details, details, details….

The bouquets I designed consisted of 12-14 crochet flowers in the final assembly. I accented the burst of color using gold beads, gold tulle, gold ribbon, and gold jewels to wrap the handle of the bouquet holders I chose. I crocheted roses for my bridal bouquet and crocheted an assortment of handmade flowers for the bridesmaids and the throw bouquet. My sister-in-law/maid-of-honor and I still have the scars from the blisters burned on our hands from the hot glue! Bouquet assembly was not easy!

Each boutonniere consisted of a coordinating crocheted single flower attached to a stem and leaf. For Nate’s two younger brother’s, I created a trio of crocheted small flowers as an alternate look since they were our ushers and groomsmen! Even our little ring bearer had his own!


The wrist corsages for my mom and Nate’s Grandma were a single flower crocheted in gold thread and fastened to gold glitter elastic wrist bands.

Each centerpiece was a combination of Moroccan Lanterns alternating with floating candles on opposite tables. Small votive candles accented each table, along with the gold framed table number we added Salal Lemon Leaf and Evergreen Huckleberry for a splash of deep green on our black table cloth linens. I accented the leaves with a combination of three crochet flowers on one side and an accent flower on the opposite side of the arrangement for a splash of crochet color and balance.

For the last table detail, we added small place card holders that were tiny replicas of brass oil lamps. Each name card was paired with a tiny crochet flower detail indicating the meal choice of each guest and inserted into the place card holder. I had four meal options, and each option had a color coordinated flower that matched the meal choice of each guest. Each place card was printed with our guests’ names, and I attached a tiny flower on the end with a gold brad using a paper hole-punch. This tiny, but impressive, element was a huge hit with our guests!

 

It Doesn’t Stop There

Aside from the details that adorned our tables, we had a couple other crochet specifics that I incorporated into our wedding day. Since it was a Pakistani/Irish Fusion wedding a few live flower arrangements had elements of plants indigenous to Ireland. Bells of Ireland mixed with Fringe Cups, Burdock, Thistle, Ladies Mantle, Clover and an assortment of other greens decorated our reception room. I decided to add crochet Calla Lilies to this greenery mix! I found an amazing pattern by Happy Patty and purchased it from her Etsy Shop! I fell in love with these Irish fused greenery arrangements even more with this added detail. Bittersweet Florist was fun to work with and loved the idea of adding crochet Callas. They had never seen crochet lilies before!

It may seem like an overwhelming amount of crochet flowers and crochet elements added to the wedding day. I did not want it to look like too many crocheted components pulled together, hoping it appeared as attractive as imagined when I started on this project.  When we put it all together, it wasn’t at all over the top or too much. It was just the right amount. I even added the Henna Inspired Mandala as a table top cover in our reception area. I used it under some Huckleberry leaves to accent our seating chart table. Subtle yet lovely…a tiny splash of crochet color made it just the perfect element to add in this one spot.

It’s All in the Details

It took a lot of planning, but that’s my thing. I love planning, and details can make all the difference. Like I mentioned, I am a detail oriented person and being a bride didn’t change any of this. In fact, it amped it up! Just be careful not to get caught up in too many little things. It can suck you in!  Doing all these crochet elements made this uniquely my own. It was such a wonderful feeling that I made each of these details come to life with crochet.

In the end, each guest had a small crochet take-away aside from their wedding favor. My bridesmaids, men of honor, groomsmen, ring bearer, and family, each had their flowers to have as a keepsake from our special day. One lucky guest caught the Throw Bouquet! Even the centerpiece flowers became souvenirs for some guests. We could not ask for more! This is what every bride should feel. I accomplished this incredible feat and brought a lot of joy not only to myself but to each guest who attended our wedding. It truly mattered in showing each person who attended how special they are and how much it meant to us that they were to celebrate our love.

In the end, I crocheted 140 centerpiece flowers, 70 bouquet flowers, 19 boutonniere flowers, 3 wrist corsages, 200 place card flowers, as well as the Calla Lilies to accent the greenery arrangement, the Henna Inspired Mandala and lastly, I did make each of my girls a special wedding shawl which I will share in a separate blog. I did this work all in the months leading up to our wedding. It wasn’t easy, but it was so very special. I saved more than $1,500.00 USD by doing this myself.

Do-It-Yourself: Lovely But Not Easy

My advice for anyone planning to take on the task of DIY projects for your wedding would be to plan it out, give yourself plenty of time to tackle a project of this magnitude, know the commitment you are making because it can overwhelm you, and it is ok to get frustrated. Just don’t take on a project that consumes you to the point that you lose the joy in the reason you started this in the first place. With the right frame of mind, in the end, you will have a wedding that has the special added touches that make it your unique day with elements that are talked about for years! Always remember: This is YOUR special day do what feels right for YOU. Have fun and enjoy it all!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make wedding flowers:

A special thank you to the following:

Our amazing parents for supporting us and making all our dreams come true.

Our entire wedding party for helping us through this whole journey and being the best wedding party ever!!

All of our guests, you are so special to us, and we were so happy to celebrate our special day with each and every one of you!

Cook Photograph Company for the wonderful photos (See more of our wedding photos on their Facebook Page here)

Bittersweet Floral for the lovely Irish greens added to our reception hall

Nite Lights Entertainment for the AH-MAZING Music, Lighting, and Photo Booth! That was the best party I have ever been to!!

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern for such a great venue to celebrate our wedding at! Everything was so elegant and regal.

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

 

Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

There are eight weeks left before our wedding, and this week the invitations were sent! I will be waiting for the RSVPs to come in and will be busy crocheting the color coded “meal flowers” immediately.
My colors are all jewel tones – an amethyst purple, dark sapphire blue, and an emerald/teal green and of course gold. Each flower indicates a coordinating meal and will be attached to each escort card.


Our reception will be a plated dinner and our selections are the following:

Chicken Option:
(Nadia’s Favorite Food)
Chicken (Murgh) Makhani
A Pakistani dish consisting of a spiced curry mixture of cream, tomato, and butter,
blended together with full flavored roasted boneless chicken pieces served with Basmati rice.

Beef/Seafood Option:
(Nate’s Favorite Food)
Steak/Salmon
6 oz. center cut sirloin steak with king salmon, paired with house whipped Yukon gold potatoes and fresh garlic hericot vert

Vegetarian Option:
(Combined Favorite)
Classic Pesto Linguini
Linguini in light pesto cream with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, onions, and shaved parmesan served with garlic toast

For all kids, we will be serving signature Mac & Cheese.

Before planning a wedding, one never realizes the details that go into coordinating such an event!

Since we are having a Pakistani/Irish fusion wedding held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there are fun details from both of our cultures being incorporated into our special day.

My Mehndi is being held a day before our wedding and this event is a fun day for the ladies.  The Henna Ceremony, or the Rasm-e-henna ceremony, typically takes place one or two days prior to the main wedding day. Mehndi is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. The henna is symbolically placed on the bride’s hands and feet by a professional mehndi artist. The designs are very intricate. Often hidden within the mehndi pattern the name or initials of the groom are applied. In Pakistan, the Mehndi is often one of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies. This ritual is supposed to bring good luck and longevity to the bride’s married life.


The wedding day will all be held at the same place with our ceremony being held in one part of the venue and reception and dinner in the banquet room.

The Walima (Groom’s Reception) is a meal that is held the day after the wedding. It is a feast of traditional Pakistani foods. It is at this ceremony that the bride and groom are formally and publicly showcased as a married couple.

Thankfully we are able to do much of the wedding DIY ourselves. My mom and I have been on the go for the past week, (well since I got engaged, but more so in the past week!) and we have been able to check a lot off the to-do list. We are definitely do-ers and planners! Nate has been sooo incredibly helpful as well, and of course, my dad weighs in to share ideas about the Pakistani parts of our wedding.

We met with our amazing DJ and planned out the music for the best dance party!

I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post that I plan to make all my flowers myself. I have been working on all the flowers for the bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, and centerpieces.


We started to put together an arrangement this past weekend to come up with how to incorporate the crochet flowers into our centerpieces. This was just a rough start, but we are loving how they look against the Lemon Leaf greenery. I have gotten a good start on the flowers and have about 150-175 left to crochet aside from those tiny meal flowers which I will know more when those RSVPs come in.


I crocheted my girls the Wrapped In Jewels Shawl which I will be gifting to them at our Rehearsal dinner. I shared those with you at the end of last year, and I was able to cross that off my list. I also have the Henna Inspired Mandalas that I crocheted and hope to somehow incorporate those into the weekend but not sure where.

Details, details, details!! I love the creative parts of the planning, but the logistics are giving me a touch of worry trying to keep everything straight and organized. So far, it is all coming together very well. My excitement is growing by the day! More updates to come!! Thank you for joining me on this journey!!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Wrapped in Jewels Shawl

Crochet Tutorial: Wrapped in Jewels Shawl

My wedding is in March 2018!! I chose regal jewel tone colors for my bridesmaids. Each one of my girls will be gifted my Wrapped In Jewels Shawl accented with pearlized beads and created in their coordinate colors! This beautiful ombre shawl uses Red Heart Super Saver Ombre to create this elegant and striking gradient color. Getting married in Wisconsin in March means those temps are still going to be a bit chilly! My girls standing by my side will be wrapped in a warm hug on my wedding day and beyond. This is a great gift for anyone.

Grab your hooks and this beautiful ombre yarn and get yours started today! Don’t have this yarn? This lovely shawl would look amazing in any color. Imagine ivory as another bridal alternative or match your bridesmaids in a different tone. This is one piece you cannot go wrong with!

 

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

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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 Super Saver Ombre Yarn in 2 balls (900 yards of yarn) of Anemone (I made 3 other shawls using the colors: Purple, Deep Teal, and True Blue)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Sewing Needles
Transparent Thread
Darice Beads
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This is worked from the top down
-The measurements are: approx. 50 inches across and about 34 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.
-I used approximately 900 yards of yarn for this project. (2 skeins of the Ombre yarn)
-If you want to make this shawl larger, you would do Rows 1-46 and then repeat Rows 26-46 and then go onto row 47-50 for the border.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

Pattern:

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), [4DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in ring, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)

Row 2: 2 DC in 1st st, [SK next st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st working around DC] 2 times, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [SK next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st working around DC] 2 times, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (16 sts)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, FPSC in each st until ch 2 sp, [2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, FPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 4: 2 DC in first st, *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to ** until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)

Row 5: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (36 sts)

Row 7: Repeat Row 4. (44 sts)

Row 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st until ch 2 sp, [2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, SC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (50 sts)

Row 9: 1 DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, turn. (54 sts)

Row 10: Ch 3, Star stitch 13 times, skip next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp (see video tutorial on how to start this stitch), Star stitch 13 times, HDC in last st, ch 2, turn. (30 sts)

Row 11: SC in first st, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 13 star stitches, SC in next 2 sts, [2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 13 star stitches, turn. (60 sts)

Row 12: Ch 3, Star stitch 15 times, skip next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp (see video tutorial on how to start this stitch), Star stitch 14 times, HDC in last st, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Row 13: 2 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 14 star stitches, SC in next 2 sts, [2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 15 star stitches, ch 1, turn. (68 sts)

Row 14: 2 DC in first st, DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in each st to last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (74 sts)

Row 15:  2 SC in 1st st, FPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, FPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (80 sts)

Row 16: 2 DC in 1st st, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (46 sts)

Row 17: 2 DC in first 2 sts,  [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, 2 DC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Row 18: 2 DC in 1st st, Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st, Ch 1, Sk next DC and Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk ch sp and 4th from last st, DC in next, Ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Row 19:  2 DC in first 2 sts,  [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, 2 DC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (58 sts)

Row 20: 2 DC in 1st st, Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st, Ch 1, Sk next DC and Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk ch sp and 4th from last st, DC in next, Ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (58 sts)

Row 21: 2 DC in first st, DC in each ch 1 sp and in each DC st until ch 2 sp, [2 DC ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in each ch 1 sp and in each DC st until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (116 sts)

Row 22: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (122 sts)

Row 23: 2 DC in first st, *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to ** until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (128 sts)

Row 24: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (132 sts)

Row 25: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (136 sts)

Row 26: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (140 sts)

Row 27: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (144 sts)

Row 28: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (150 sts)

Row 29: Repeat Row 10 (See video tutorial to start this row). (78 sts)

Row 30: Repeat Row 11. (156 sts)

Row 31: Repeat Row 12. (82 sts)

Row 32: Repeat Row 13. (164 sts)

Row 33: Repeat Row 14. (170 sts)

Row 34: Repeat Row 22. (176 sts)

Row 35: Repeat Row 16. (94 sts)

Row 36: Repeat Row 17. (100 sts)

Row 37: Repeat Row 18. (100 sts)

Row 38: Repeat Row 19. (106 sts)

Row 39: Repeat Row 20. (106 sts)

Row 40: Repeat Row 21. (212 sts)

Row 41: Repeat Row 3. (218 sts)

Row 42: Repeat Row 23. (224 sts)

Row 43: Repeat Row 24. (228 sts)

Row 44: Repeat Row 25. (232 sts)

Row 45: Repeat Row 26. (236 sts)

Row 46: Repeat Row 27. (240 sts)

Row 47: 2 DC in first st, 1 DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp and 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 48: Repeat Row 47, continue to DC on long edge of shawl as well to clean up the edge. (See video tutorial for visual instructions) sl st to first DC.
Note: I did SC along the edge closer to the center rows because there was a curve so I tried to straighten out this long edge of the shawl. (I show how I did this in the video tutorial)

Border:
Rnd 49: Ch 1, HDC in 1st st, [CH 1, sk 1 st, HDC in next] until ch 2 sp, [2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in ch 2 sp, [CH 1, sk 1 st, HDC in next] until end, continue to HDC across the long edge, sl st to first HDC.

Rnd 50: Sl st in first Ch 1 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *[3DC, Picot, 3DC] in next ch 1 sp, SC in next 2 ch 1 sps,** repeat from * until point ch 2 sp, (see video tutorial if you only have 1 space to SC into instead of 2 sps before the point)  SC in ch sp before the point, [3 DC, Picot, 3 DC] in point ch sp, SC in next ch sp,repeat from * to ** until end.
(See video tutorial if this is a little confusing)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Sew beads into shawl using transparent thread and beads.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on sewing beads to shawl.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Enchanted Rose Cape

Crochet Tutorial: Enchanted Rose Cape

So many little girls love to play dress up or pretend to be their favorite Disney Princess. I was no exception, and that spirit was something I never grew out of. I love Disney movies and the characters they embody. My Enchanted Rose Cape was inspired by one of my favorites. Fashioned after a scene from Beauty and the Beast, I created this caplet/cape combination piece to add to a costume that I am in the process of creating.

cape1

As I was creating this piece, I saw the potential for so many possibilities that could come out of this one fashion item. Changing the color to ivory, or even a sparkly white yarn, this would make a lovely winter bridal cape. In fact, just changing the color to match something in your wardrobe would make this a perfect piece for a formal cover-up. It could be an everyday poncho/cape in tones of grays or warm browns. This could also be transformed into other costume capes for characters such as Red Riding Hood, Rose Red, or any other fairy-tale or medieval character. The possibilities in color choices are endless, and the ideas know no bounds. Have fun with it!!

cape2

It doesn’t stop there. If you prefer to not include the longer cape, this would make a cute little caplet, or remove the hood and it makes a nice poncho. Adjust the size and you can change the whole look! With this easy repeat pattern and stitch, anything is possible!

cape3

Enjoy this pattern and share your photos on the Facebook page when you finish!!

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Make the full costume by clicking here or clicking this photo below.

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

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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

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3 skeins of Bernat Super Value in Burgundy (1270 yards/1167 meters)
1 skein of Red Heart Boutique Fur (11 yards/10 meters)
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers


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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-This pattern is in multiples of 3, so you can make this as big or small as you want.
-Just continue the repeat pattern until your piece is as big or as wide as you want it to be to go onto the next step if you feel like I stopped too soon in the video tutorial. This pattern is very versatile and you can make this as big as you want.
-This piece works the poncho first, then the cape, then the hood last.
-The hood is made separately and then sewn onto the cape.
-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial.
-This took me about 15 hours to complete from beginning to end.


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
aka: Also Known As


Pattern:

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

Poncho

Ch 90 (or any multiple of 3). Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring.


Rnd 1
: ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same ch, *sk 2 ch’s, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next ch, repeat from * around, ending with sk last 2 chs, sl st to 1st sc of the round, and sl st into ch 2 sp. (30 ch 2 sps)


Rnd 2: 
Ch 3, 2 DC in same sp, put 3 DC in each ch 2 sp around, sl st to beg. ch up 3 and into next st. (90 DC)


Rnd 3
: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same st, *sk 2 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with sk last st and beg. ch up 3, sl st to 1st sc and sl st into ch sp.


At this point, put a stitch marker at the beginning and halfway point of your work (see video tutorial for visual instructions).


Rnd 4
: ch 3, 5 DC in same sp, put 3 DC in each ch sp until you get to the halfway point, put 6 DC in the halfway point ch 2 sp, then put 3DC in each of the ch sps until the end of the round.


Rnds 5-27
: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until your piece is as long as you want it to be. I ended on round 27. You want to end on an ODD round (aka a repeat of round 3)

Rnd 28: Ch 3, 2 DC in same sp, put 3 DC in each ch 2 sp around, sl st to beg. ch up 3 and into next st.


Rnd 29
: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same st, *sk 2 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with sk last st and beg. ch up 3, sl st to 1st sc and sl st into ch sp.


Rnd 30
: Ch 3, 2 DC in same sp, put 3 DC in each ch 2 sp around, sl st to beg. ch up 3.


Rnd 31
: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Sl st to beg. sc, fasten off. Weave in ends.

**Put stitch markers where you want to keep the front open for your cape part. See video tutorial to see where to mark your work

**Row 1 of the cape is worked on the inside of the poncho in round 29.


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Cape:
Row 1: In a ch sp that is marked, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, sk to next ch sp, [sc, ch 2, sc] in each ch 2 sp around (see video tutorial to do this round correctly), ch 1 turn

Row 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, 2DC in same sp, 3 DC in each ch 2 sp across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sl st into middle st of 3dc grouping, ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same st, * sk 2 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next st, repeat from * across skip last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3, 5DC in same sp, 3DC in each ch sp until the last sp, 6 DC in last ch sp, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sl st into 2nd st of 6 dc grouping, ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same st, sk 2 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc in next st, repeat from * across, sk last st, ch 1 turn.

Row 6: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 DC in same sp, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 7-38: Repeat Rows 3-6 as many times as you want to make your cape as long and wide as you want it to be. (I ended on row 38) Be sure to end on a repeat of row 5.

Rows 39-40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.


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Hood:

The hood is made separately and then sewn onto neck part of poncho. See video tutorial for specifics on how to sew this to the cape.

Ch 92 (or however many chains you began with + 2)

Row 1: (1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC) in 3rd ch from hook, *Sk next 2 ch, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, repeat from * across, end with 1 HDC in the last ch, turn.


Row 2
: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), *3 DC in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * across, end with 1 DC in top of turning ch, turn.


Row 3
: Ch 2 (Counts as HDC), * (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in 2nd dc of next 3DC grouping, repeat from * across, end with 1 HDC in top of turning ch, turn.


Rows 4-22
: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your hood is as wide as you want it to be. (End on an even row (aka a repeat of row 2).
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew hood to cape and sew up the top of the hood (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Time for Fur!!
Sl st fur around hood, around bottom of poncho, and around the bottom of the cape.
Weave in all your ends, and enjoy your cape!
Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

I was recently planning a bridal shower for my brother’s fiancé and wanted to do something special using crochet. I ran across a blog, Amigurumi Askina, featuring a bride and groom doll set. The pattern happened to be in Turkish so I used a bit of translation and modifications and made up my own pattern to create this set of dolls. My tutorial videos are in two parts. The first part demonstrates the bride, and part two shows how to make the groom.
Bride and Groom

These adorable dolls are great to feature at a bridal shower or wedding, and you can modify them to make a prince & a princess, a king & a queen, just a boy & a girl, and, with marriage equality, it would even be cute to make two brides or two grooms!

Bride

Groom

Another thing you could customize are the features of each doll. You could change the eye color, hair color, skin tone, flower colors, dress color, and suit color. You can add personal touches to emulate the person you are trying to make. You can get creative with these, the possibilities are endless!!

The final product is not your typical tiny amigurumi. These measure approximately 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm).

Anybody would be happy to receive such a unique and special gift! This is not an easy project, as I say in my video, I would recommend an intermediate to advanced level crocheter to attempt this, but feel free if you want a little bit of a challenge!

This is how I displayed the dolls at the bridal shower. Using the groom pattern, I modified it to make a little boy to represent my nephew.
Family

Before I share the video and pattern, I want to share with you a personal moment of my nephew playing with the dolls. His parents are the ones getting married this summer and he was playing “wedding.” haha! He even made the bride and groom kiss! It was priceless!
Playing Wedding

Part 1: Bride

Part 2: Groom

 

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 Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn: Black, White, Cream colored (skin), Red, Golden or Brown (hair color)
Ribbon
Tulle
Small Beads
Polyfil
Size E-3.50 mm
Yarn Needles
Scissors

Special Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

DC: Double Crochet

DC2Tog: Double crochet decrease

Sc: single crochet

SC2TOG: single crochet decrease

Popcorn stitch: yarn over, go into next st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over go into same st, yarn over pull through, yarn over, go into same st, yarn over pull through (you should have 7 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

Special Instructions:

-Pattern for head, hair, body, arms are worked in continuous rounds.

-For the bouquet, I took the Red Heart Yarn 10 ply and pulled it apart in half, and used that. You can use thin red thread if you prefer for the flowers.

-For embroidering the face, I also pulled the yarn apart, but you can use thread/floss for the face as well.

Bride:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes. Embroider with red, lips. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used golden)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7-13: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 14: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bun:

With same hair color

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Add stuffing.

Assembly step:

Sew hair to stuffed head. Sew bun to top center of the back of head (use photo for guide)

Ears: (make 2)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

 

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With beige

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnds 12-21: Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Rnd 22: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnd 23-29: Sc in each st (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 30: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 31: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 32: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 34:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 36: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-14: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to each side of body.

Dress:

With White (or whatever color you want your dress to be)

Ch 24, wrap chain around bride chest and sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1 sc in each ch around, sl st to beginning sc, ch 2

Rnd 2: dc in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc, ch 2

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (30)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (42)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Rnd 7-18: Dc in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends.

Flowers: Make 3

With Red Thread, watch video on how to thin out Red Heart Yarn.

Ch 16

3dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, 3dc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * across. (7 petals)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bouquet holder

With White,

Ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 7: (Dc 2 in next st, Dc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Fasten off with long tail

Sew to hand.

Sew flowers into bouquet holder.

Assembly:

Sew 1 bead into center of each flower. Sew 1 bead into each ear, put 10 beads on a string and wrap around neck for a necklace.

Cut a square of tulle, poke a hole into it and wrap it around the bun in the hair for the veil.

Tie ribbon around waist and around bun.

Groom:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-17: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (36)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, lips, eyes. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used dark brown)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8-12: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 13: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts on round 11, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

With Skin Tone (beige)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With black

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnd 12: in BLO, sc in each st. (15)

Rnds 13-24: in Both Loops now, Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Continue With black

Rnd 25: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnds 26-27: Sc in each st (30)

Rnd 28: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Change color to White

Rnds 29-31: sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 34: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 36: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 37:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 38: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 39: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body. Stuff any little bit that may need to be added.

Jacket:

I recommend watching the video for the Jacket portion.

With Black,

Ch 40 (or enough to fit around the waist of the body—where the white starts)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (38 dc)

Row 2-3: dc across, ch 2, turn (38)

Row 5: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts. (36)

Row 6: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (34)

Row 7: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (32)

(If you need jacket longer, just repeat the last row until it is long enough. I ended up doing this repeat for the last row in my video: *dc2tog, dc, repeat from * across.) It may only take you 5 or 6 rows for your jacket to be long enough.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew jacket around body and sew it closed and sew it to body to secure it in place.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Change to black

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-20: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: Sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew arms to outside of jacket on each side of body.

Bow Tie:

With Black,

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.

Fasten off with long tail.

Take long tail and sew it to the center of the bow, wrap yarn around the center a couple times. Then sew to neck to secure it.

Assembly step:

Sew 2 beads in front of jacket for buttons.

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

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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