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Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

You asked. I answered. I hear you! My Spring Sun Mandala Vest is complete! Yes, this makes me as happy as it will you! This was made with Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa. Can I say I am completely in love with this yarn without making my fiancé jealous? Let’s hope, because I am!

I made this to fit me. I am 5′ 2″ and I generally wear a size Small/Medium. I have given instructions in the Notes Section and in the video tutorial to alter this pattern to make it larger.


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Something you may not know about my work process, is that I design my pieces off camera first, perfect the pattern, fix all the quirks, and get all my mistakes ironed out before filming my final piece in my tutorials. I first designed my Spring Sun Mandala Vest pattern using Caron Cakes in the color Macaron. This was my original prototype for testing the pattern. I filmed the video in the Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre that I posted above, but if you are interested in seeing how the Cakes work for this piece, this should give you a pretty good idea! No matter what yarn is used, this piece is sure to be a big hit!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Mandala Vest:

**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.
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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 whole KIT!! ***

Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cafe Latte
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Brooch Pin

You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this mandala vest!

NOTES:

-This project uses 1100 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 round and to learn how to make this BIGGER
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 43 inches across (112 cm), Arm Holes are 18″ around (46cm), and Shoulders across are 15″ (38cm)
-This project took me approximately 20 hours to complete.
-To make this bigger, you can repeat Round 16 when you get to that point, you can also repeat Round 18 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 26 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 28 when you get to that point, and you can repeat Round 31 when you get to that point.
-I used 2 full Caron Cakes, but I was unable to finish the last 2 rounds of the pattern, so I would suggest about 3 Caron Cakes to finish the pattern.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC4TOG: Double Crochet 4 Stitches Together
V-Stitch: [Double Crochet, Chain 2, Double Crochet] in indicated space
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)


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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.

Mandala Vest:

Start with Magic Ring or Ch 6, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout), 15 HDC into ring. Sl st to beg ch up 2. (16)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), DC in same st, * CH 2, SK 1 st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. (8 ch 2 sps, 16 sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 2, 2 HDC in same sp, *Ch 3, 3 HDC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 2. (24 HDC, 8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in ch 3 sp, * Ch 2, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC. (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Sl st to middle DC of a petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, V-Stitch in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, SC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (8 SC, 16 DC, 24 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 6: In SC, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Sk ch 2 sp, [4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next V-Stitch, Sk ch 2 sp, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 2 sps, 64 DC, 8 SC)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, BPSC around 4 sts, *[2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC around next 9 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 8: Ch up 3, DC in next 2 sts, *Ch 2, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 3 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st in each st to get to next ch 2 sp before a SC, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch sp, *SC in next SC, 3 SC in next ch sp, SC in next 3 sts, (Working BEHIND ch sp) DC in next 3 sts sk’d from Previous round, SC in next 3 sts on current round, 3 SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 10: Sl st to middle SC that’s in a SC from prev. round (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same st, Ch 3, * [3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in ch 3 sp from Rnd 8, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, SC in next st, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Petals, 8 SC, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 7 SC in middle TR of Petal, Ch 7, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC if you are changing color. If you are not changing color, End with Ch 3, TR in first SC of round. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 12: In Ch sp, Ch up 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 7, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * around, end with Ch 3, TR in first SC. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 8, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (16 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 14: Sl st into Ch 8 sp, Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 9 DC in same sp, *10 DC in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (160 DC)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. (160 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st FPDC, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC. (160 Sts)

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 16 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 17.

Rnd 17: Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-stitches)

Rnd 18: Sl st into V-Stitch, Ch 5, DC in same sp, V-Stitch in each V-Stitch around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-Stitches)

Rnd 19-20: Repeat Round 18

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 18 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 21.

Rnd 21: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in same sp, *3 DC in next V-Stitch, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (240 sts)

Rnd 22: In gap between 3DC grouping, Ch 1, SC in same gap, Ch 4, Sk 3 sts, SC in next gap, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (80 Ch 4 sps)

Rnd 23: Sl st in Ch 4 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 4 sp around, sl st to first SC. (80 petals)

Rnd 24: Start in the middle DC of a petal (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 6 (Counts as DC + Ch 3 Sp), DC in middle DC of next petal, *Ch 3, DC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd Ch of beg. ch 6. (80 DC, 80 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 25: in Ch 3 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 5 DC in same ch sp, * 6 DC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Rnd 26: Ch up 3, DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 26 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 27.

Rnd 27: Making the Armholes: Ch 3, DC in next 9 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in next 40 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in the rest of the sts on this round, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: **If you need the armholes to be bigger or smaller, just FDC more or less and skip more or less stitches**

Rnd 28: Ch 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 28 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 29.

Rnd 29
: Ch up 3, DC3TOG, *Ch 4, DC4TOG, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg DC3TOG stitch.

Rnd 30: In ch 4 sp: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *5 DC in next Ch 4 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Rnds 31- 35: Ch up 3, DC in Each St around, Sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 31 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Sharp Dressed Man Vest

Over the course of the week, I designed and created this Sharp Dressed Man Vest. This semi-formal fashion piece for men can be paired with a shirt and tie or worn over a plain jersey shirt. A versatile piece that would be perfect for the man in your life. A collection of stitches provide rich texture and great elements of design in this two-toned sweater vest.

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I want to give a special shout out to Nate for waking up early and braving the freezing cold weather to model this piece. He wears it so well! I really go crazy over this Sharp Dressed Man!

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The best thing about this Sharp Dressed Man vest is that with a bit of basic math, the stitch calculations can be adjusted for any size!! From infant to adult this design can be modified for anyone!

Although I didn’t make this design with pockets, adding that detail would be an easy adjustment for an entirely new look.

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

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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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 vest!!**

Red Heart Yarns Soft in Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns in Mid Blue
(~1,020 Yards of yarn total)

818 yards of Charcoal and 200 yards of Mid Blue
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Buttons
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but this measures 44 inches around and 22 inches long.
-The one I made is 44 inches around, 11 inches on the left and right front panels and 22 inches on the back panel. See video tutorial intro for all measurements.

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

Pattern:

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

 

Back panel

Ch 82 or any even number that measures half of your chest measurement
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from across. ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *SC in next, DC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 3: SC in 1st st, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is as long as you need to fit under the armpit (see video tutorial), Mine is approx. 12 inches long. End on a repeat of Row 3.
When your piece is as long as you need, go on to instructions for Row 40

Row 40: DC2TOG, DC in next, SC in next, Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG over last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (79)

Row 41: SC2TOG, *DC in next, SC, in next, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (77)

**When repeating rows, just be sure to do your decrease in the beginning and end of the rows, be sure to put a SC in a DC stitch, and put a DC in a SC stitch when working across the rows. **

Row 42: Repeat Row 40 (75)

Row 43: Repeat Row 41 (73)

Row 44: Repeat Row 40 (71)

Row 45: Repeat Row 41 (69)

Row 46: Repeat Row 40 (67)

Row 47: Repeat Row 41 (65)

See video tutorial to learn how to make this smaller for other sizes

Row 48: Repeat Row 2 (65)

Row 49: Repeat Row 3

Row 50-65: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Front Right Panel:
Ch 36 or any multiple of 7 + 1
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (35)

Row 2: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (35)

Row 3: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (35)

Rows 4-35: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 12 inches or until you are to the point where you need to decrease around arm. (See video tutorial)

Row 36: HDC2TOG, HDC in next, FPHDC in next, *HDC in next 3, FPHDC on next, Repeat from * Until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. Ch 1, Turn. (33)

Row 37: HDC2TOG, *BPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1 turn. (31)

Row 38: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC on next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across until 5 sts remaining, HDC in next, HDC2TOG, FPHDC on next st, HDC in last st. (29)

Row 39: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, BPHDC on next, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across ending with HDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (27)

Row 40: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (26)

Row 41: HDC2TOG, BPHDC on next st, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC on next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (25)

Row 42: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, HDC2TOG, FPHDC, HDC in last st. Ch 1, Turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, *BPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off weave in ends.

Front Left Panel:
Ch 36 or same as Right Panel
Rows 1-39: Repeat as same as Right Panel

Row 40: HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn. (26)

Row 41: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC on next st, Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (25)

Row 42: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC in next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across, until 4 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC in next 2, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly steps:
Sew all pieces together
See video tutorial for edging

**With Mid Blue for edging:

Sleeves:
Single crochet 4 rows around each sleeve

Edging:
Single crochet across front right panel and around neck and down left side panel, ch 1, turn
Single crochet across, ch 1, turn, Make button holes when you get on the left side panel (See video tutorial),
Make 4 rows in total for single crochet edging.

Bottom edging:
HDC across bottom, ch 1, turn
Row 2: *FPHDC, BPHDC, repeat from * across
Row 3: *BPHDC, FPHDC, repeat from * across
(See video tutorial to add button hole)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 rows total, or more if you want to make this longer.

Assembly step:
Sew buttons to right side panel edging
See video tutorial.

Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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

Crochet Tutorial: The G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan

Designer, Rosetta Getty, created The Granny Square Mixed Media Cardigan. Fashion model, Gigi Hadid, was photographed by paparazzi wearing that sweater, and it exploded all over the Internet. Being the fashion maven that I am, I had to have it! So, I designed my very own! My G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan was an intense work of creative fashion art. I designed it based off the photo. Here I am modeling my version next to the photo of Gigi Hadid wearing hers.

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G.G. Cardigan


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Here is a full length of the cardigan, you can really see the side slits as I walk:

G.G. Cardigan
Here is a back view of the photo:

G.G. Cardigan

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

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

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2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Black (744 yards each skein)
1 Skein of Red Heart Super Saver in:
Medium Thyme
Aran
Buff
Warm Brown
1 Skein of Red Heart With Love in Berry Red
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook. (for larger sizes, I recommend an I-5.50mm Crochet Hook)
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Yarn Needle
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NOTES:
-This pattern is in American crochet terms.
-The cardigan that I made measures: Shoulders: 16 inches, Arm Length: 25 inches, Length of sweater: 37 inches
Recommendation: I would use softer yarn for this project (Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice). The yarn I used was quite stiff and bulky.

For Larger Sizing:
My recommendations for larger sizes would be to use a larger crochet hook as well as making more rounds on your granny squares. Working a repeat of round 6 once or twice should make your squares larger. You may also make this longer by adding more squares to the length of your cardigan. Another suggestion would be to add additional rounds around each panel when you single crochet around each piece to give it a larger size/width to accommodate your size. To determine the fit of the upper arm: You will have to take your upper arm measurement and make sure your squares are made accordingly. ALL SQUARES HAVE TO BE THE SAME SIZE IN THIS ENTIRE PROJECT.

Gauge:
1 square is 6 inches x 6 inches

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Beginning Cluster (Beg. Cluster): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO insert hook back into the stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, (You should have 3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all loops.
Cluster Stitch (Cluster):  YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops (you should have 4 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops.

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Color Combinations:
Square 1: Berry Red, Warm Brown, Aran, Buff, Warm Brown, Black
(Make 6)
Number 1
Square 2: Warm Brown, Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Medium Thyme, Black
(Make 6)
Number 2
Square 3: Buff, Black, Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black
(Make 6)
Number 3
Square 4: Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 4
Square 5: Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 5
Square 6: Buff, Berry Red, Warm Brown, Berry Red, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 6
Square 7: Black, Berry Red, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 7
Square 8: Medium Thyme, Black, Buff, Aran, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 8
Square 9: Medium Thyme, Black, Aran, Buff, Berry Red, Black
(Make 7)
Number 9

Granny Square:
Make 60 for the Cardigan and 12 for the scarf.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to beginning ch. (12) Fasten off.

Rnd 2: In any DC around, attach new color & Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in first st, ch 1, *Cluster in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st to Beg. Cluster. (12 clusters made, 12 ch 1 sps made) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Attach new color in any ch 1 sp of round 2. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, ch 2, *Cluster in next ch 1 sp, CH 2, Repeat from * around. (12 clusters & 12 Ch 2 sps) Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp of round 3. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, *Ch 3, Cluster in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, repeat from * 2 more times, ending with ch 3, cluster, ch 2 cluster, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Attach new color to any ch 3 corner sp. Ch 4 (counts as first TR), [2TR, ch 2, 3 TR] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [3TR, CH2, 3TR] in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * 2 times, ending with Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch4. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Attach new color to any ch 2 corner sp. CH 2 (counts as first HDC), [2HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, [3HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in corner. Repeat from * 2 more times, ending with, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning HDC.

If you need to make this bigger, just repeat round 6 once or twice by putting 3 HDC in each of the ch 1 sps, and [3HDC, ch 2, 3 HDC] in the corners.

When you have all 60 squares finished, Sew them together using the video tutorial and photo diagram as a visual instruction.

Here is the front view diagram that I drew up. The numbers in each square indicate the square number.

Front View
Here is the Back View of the Cardigan diagram that I drew up.

Back View

Once your 2 front panels and your back panel are all sewn together, single crochet around all 3 pieces and then sew the 3 pieces together, following along with the video tutorial. Once all your pieces are attached, follow along to make the cuffs and the collar.

Cuffs:
Round 1: Start at Seam SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 2:  SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: *SC2TOG, SC in next, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Repeat for other sleeve

Collar: (I suggest watching the video tutorial for this part)
Row 1-3: Starting at one end, HDC across, putting a HDC2TOG in the corners, ch 1, turn.
Row 4-12: HDC across. No decreases in this row
You may make more rows if you want a wider/taller collar.
Fold it over and sew it down in the corners.

Buttons holes:
Starting on the right side bottom. SC up first square side until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, *sc along the side of the next square until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, repeat from * up to the top (6 button holes made). Fasten off.
(If this part gets confusing, refer to the video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

If you want to make the scarf, here is the sequence in squares to make your own:

Number 2
Number 3
Number 1
Number 9
Number 5
Number 8
Number 7
Number 6
Number 4
Number 1
Number 3
Number 2

Sew them together and add fringe on each side.
Weave in all your ends.


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Crochet Tutorial: The Pizzazz Poncho

Do you have a lot of scrap yarn? I am overrun by baskets of scraps left over from previous projects, and I often try to find fun and useful projects to use them.  When you wear this, it will make you spin, dance, and walk with spring in your step, because it is *that* much fun to wear! Here are a few photos of my poncho and how I wore it. I matched it with jeggings and riders with a man’s denim shirt and a matching headscarf.

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Comfortable and cozy, I am ready to go out on the town for the day! Bold! Colorful! Wild! The Pizzazz Poncho is all that and a bag of chips!!! I made this creation inspired by a photo I saw made by another crochet artist, but I added a bit of my own artistic spin!
Pizzazz Poncho
This Pizzazz Poncho is the perfect project to make good use out of scraps. This colorful poncho is extremely versatile. With it’s array of color and texture you can pair this with any outfit to dress up or dress down.

Pizzazz Poncho

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

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:
-Approx. 1500 Yards of Scrap Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarns)
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
~Watch the video to learn how to make this bigger or smaller. It is a repeat pattern so it should not be too difficult to adapt this pattern to the size you
~Change color every row (You don’t have to, but my video tutorial shows this)

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

Poncho Make 2
Ch 101 (or any odd number)
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn. (100)

Row 2
: Ch 1, DC in each st across, Turn.

Row 3
: Ch 1, SC in first st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * across, finishing with sc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Rows 4: 
Ch 1, DC in first 2 sts, *(DC, Ch 1) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last ch 3 sp, do not ch 1, dc in last sc on row.  Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ending with 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, *Skip next st, DC in next, DC in skipped st, repeat from * across. Turn. (Making criss cross stitches–see video for visual instructions)

Row 7: Ch 1, HDC across. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Ch 1, SC across. Turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 3

Row 11: Repeat Row 4

Row 12: Repeat Row 5

Row 13: Repeat Row 2

Row 14: Repeat Row 6

Row 15: Repeat Row 7

Row 16: Repeat Row 6

Row 17: Repeat Row 9

Row 18: Repeat Row 3

Row 19: Repeat Row 4

Row 20: Repeat Row 5

Row 21: Repeat Row 2

Row 22: Repeat Row 6

Row 23: Repeat Row 7

Row 24: Repeat Row 6

Row 25: Repeat Row 9

Row 26: Repeat Row 3

Row 27: Repeat Row 4

Row 28: Repeat Row 5

Row 29: Repeat Row 2

Row 30: Repeat Row 6

Row 31: Repeat Row 7

Row 32: Repeat Row 6

Row 33: Repeat Row 9

Row 34: Repeat  Row 3

Row 35: Repeat Row 4

Row 36: Repeat Row 5

Row 37: Repeat Row 2

Row 38: Repeat Row 7

Row 39: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with LONG tail for sewing.

Make another one!

Once you have two pieces made, Watch video tutorial at Time 1:02:40 to learn how to attach the two pieces and go onto making the collar.

Collar:
Working on backside at neckline (It’s best to watch the video tutorial for this part since it’s first worked in rows and then in rounds)
Row 1: SC in 4 sts at the back V neck part. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, SC across and sc into next 2 sts on last row of poncho, Turn.
Row 3-7: Repeat row 2 until you have 15 sts across. Sl st to next st on poncho and fasten off.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn on poncho row on the right side of back of collar *See video for placement* Ch 1, DC2TOG, DC to next Side of Poncho row, DC2TOG, DC in each st to the front V of neck, DC3TOG, DC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the next DC2TOG, SC2TOG at that point, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC2TOG, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, Repeat from * 2 times, ch 3, SC2TOG, **ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the V of neck, SC3TOG, ***ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *** until you get to the end. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, DC in first st, * DC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 5: (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Finishing:
SC around entire bottom of poncho. (See video for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: Hexagonal Granny Hooded Cardigan

No matter where you are on this Earth, you will encounter days, weeks, or months of cold weather–the kind of weather that you want to just curl up on the couch with a comfy sweater and a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your preference).

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This Hexagonal Granny Cardigan is that perfect sweater for the cold weather days. It’s like wrapping yourself up in the comfort of your favorite blanket!

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Follow along with this video to make yours today! In this video I make a size small/medium, but I give clear instructions on how to make it bigger or smaller using your measurements.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE OF THIS WRITTEN PATTERN

There are a lot of fun details that go into this cardigan, from pockets, to the hood, to the trim, to the length. A lot of this pattern is creator’s choice. You can make variations for all these details.

If you opt not to add a hood, you can follow along on the hood part, but just do 5-10 rows without sewing it closed. It will give a collar look.

You can put buttons down the whole front. Add toggles as buttons. You can add the pockets, or leave the pockets out. Your color choices are unlimited. I used one wooden button at the neck that I got on Etsy through the shop WoodBeFancy. You should check it out and get your buttons there!!

One of my biggest guidance suggestions is to use a lighter weight yarn. This is a VERY heavy piece, even with the Caron Simply Soft yarn. The bulkier the yarn, the bulkier the sweater. Click here to read about my first prototype where I used the same pattern using Red Heart yarn which is a lot heavier and bulkier.

Overall, using the Red Heart yarn, it looked nice, but I felt like it was WAY too bulky for my body shape, and it is EXTREMELY heavy. That is an absolute personal preference.

I cannot wait to see how creative all of you will be!!

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Go wild with your patterns!! I LOVE IT!

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Written Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad

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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:

**Click here to get the kit of supplies to make this project!**

-7 skeins (Approximately 2200yds) Caron Simply Soft—Pumpkin and Bone (You can basically use any type of yarn for this project) I used 6 skeins of my main color and 1 skein of my contrast color
Size K-6.50mm Crochet hook (you may use any size hook again, this pattern goes off measurements so gauge doesn’t really matter)
-Wooden Button (You can use any type of button, I got mine at WoodBeFancy from Etsy)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Ch: chain
YO: Yarn over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet

Notes:
This pattern is worked by making 2 hexagons first, then sewing the sleeves, then lengthening the cardigan, then sewing the back, then lengthening the sleeves, then making the hood, then doing the finishing touches with the pockets and trim. If my written pattern gets confusing, refer to the video for easy to follow visual instructions.

PATTERN:

Hexagon: Make 2. With Pumpkin

Ch 4

Rnd 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same ch space, repeat from * 4 more times, ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of the round. Ch 3, turn. (6 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 2: 2dc in same corner sp , *3dc, ch2 3dc in next corner, repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at beginning of round. Ch 3, turn. (12 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in same corner sp. *3 dc in sp between double crochet groupings from prev. row until you get to the next corner.  (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next corner. Repeat from * around. End each round with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of round. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat round 3 until one side of the hexagon measures half of your chest measurement. (If your chest measures 40 inches, make sure that each side of the hexagon measures 20 inches) If you make a few extra rounds, no biggie, it will be a little more slouchy of a cardigan. On your very last round, be sure to end it with a ch 2, sl st to ch up 3 at beginning of round, fasten off with a long tail for sewing on both hexagons.

Assembly Step:

Fold each hexagon to an “L” shape by matching up the corners. Be sure the corner you fastened off with is at the top of the sleeve. Sew the sleeves closed  with that extra yarn you cut when you fastened off. (See video for instructions) Do not sew all the way closed, be sure to leave 4-5 dc groupings left unworked. Fasten off. Do this for both sleeves.

Lengthening the cardigan:
Attach yarn to bottom corner of one hexagon, work in rows:
Row 1: ch up 3, 2 more dc in corner sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 3 dc into the corner, ch up 3, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 1 dc in last st (see video for visual instruction)

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached desired length. (I made 20 rows) Repeat this process for the other hexagon as well. To fasten off, make sure to fasten off with a long tail for one hexagon. For the other hexagon, fasten off and weave in end.

Assembly Step:
Use the long tail to sew up the back using a mattress stitch. (Again, see video for instructions on how to mattress stitch)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the front side of the skipped stitches from sewing up the sleeve. Repeat rows 1 & 2 of lengthening the cardigan until your hood is approximately 15 inches long. Fasten off with long tail, fold top in half and sew down the center. (See video for visual instructions) (I Made 20 rows)

Lengthening sleeves:
Attach yarn to underarm side of sleeve, *ch up 3, 2dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings, all the way around. Sl st to beginning ch up 3. Repeat from * until sleeves are as long as you want them to be. (I made 15 rounds)

Pockets: Make 2

Round 1: Ch 4. In fourth ch from hook work 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2* twice, 3 dc, ch 1, sc to top of 4th ch

Round 2: Ch 3. In sp formed by sc at end of prev rnd work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc* in each ch-2 sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Round 3: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in same sp. Work 3 dc in each sp bet 3-dc groups and work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each ch-2 corner sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Repeat rnd 3 three more times for a total of 6 rounds. Change color to Bone for last 2 rounds if desired. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew pockets to cardigan. (See video on where exactly to place pockets)

Outer edge:
Attach Accent color yarn to bottom corner, work granny stitch (3 dc in each sp) around edge of entire cardigan. Make 2 rounds. (See video for specifics on how to crochet around seams and in corners)

Repeat process for each sleeve. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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Enjoy!

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If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me.

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Disaster Averted: Prototype Mock-up of a Hexagonal Cardigan Gone Wrong

Recently, I was contacted to make a Hexagonal Granny Cardigan sweater. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will gladly accept a challenge that is crochet related. I felt a little over my head once I began. Things were just not going my way. I’m sure many of you can relate when you start a project and it doesn’t look anything like what it’s supposed to. So, I frogged my work, started over, walked away, got in a fight with my yarn, and I almost gave up. Almost.

That’s what challenges are. They’re not always easy. They’re not always perfect. It’s trying to figure out how to create something from this ball of yarn with limited knowledge. So, I kept at it. I kept trying to solve this puzzle. Little by little, it started to take shape.

Hexagonal Cardigan

I finished this cardigan in a time frame much longer than anticipated. Ultimately, it isn’t exactly what I wanted to see in the end, but this is a prototype mock-up of a great project that I plan to film in the future. I will be making some changes now that I’m finished and can modify and fix some of the imperfections and problems that I encountered. I’ve had the opportunity to sit back and reassess my work and know how to recreate this jacket/duster/cardigan to improve it and make it a much better pattern.

Hexagonal Cardigan

The original photo I was working off of had no written pattern, so I eyeballed the project with a lot of guesswork. I used Red Heart Yarn because it’s one of my go-to favorites. Unfortunately, for this particular project, it was just too bulky, so I will be changing the type of yarn to Caron Simply Soft for the final project. I also think that adding pockets on the front will vastly improve the overall look and usefulness of this great piece. Who doesn’t love a big comfy cardigan that you can wrap up in on a cold day, complete with pockets and a hood?! It’s like wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket! All in all, I am satisfied with the way this one looks, so I’m excited to get started on the new modifications and sharing it with all of you!

Hexagonal Cardigan

Stay tuned to this upcoming tutorial, and let me know what you think!

Happy Hookin’!
~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Square Cardigan

I have been struggling to make cardigans or a sweater for some time. I have tried different patterns but had difficulty following some of them and creating something that would be worth wearing. I gave up, until I found this!

This week I was experimenting with different patterns and I came across this Granny Square Cocoon pattern from Maria Valles. I knew instantly that I had to make it! It was the perfect design and easy to follow. I’ve made a few of my own modifications, and I used an entirely different color scheme, but that’s the joy of crochet! I added an accent color on the edging to give it a fashion flair.

Here are a few photos of me wearing my finished piece. I added a gemstone brooch as a front enclosure to tie the piece together. I LOVE IT!

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Here is a step by step video tutorial on how I created this lovely cardigan. This is a great addition to any wardrobe! It’s like wrapping up in a blanket on a chilly morning! Grab your crochet hook, a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your thing), and join me making this cocoon sweater!

Supplies:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this cardigan**

Brooch Pin
Red Heart Yarns Buff
Red Heart Yarns Burgundy
Crochet Hook Size L-8.00mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors

To make this smaller or bigger, Measure from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of the buttocks and your Granny Square should be that wide. Then follow along with the rest of the pattern for the outer edge and sleeves.

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

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