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How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

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

 

 

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

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

Materials you will need:

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


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NOTES:

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


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


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Pattern:

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

Hat

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

Round 2: SC in each st around.

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

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

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

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

Row 7: HDC in each st across, turn.

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

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

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

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

 


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Meet Jade and Fern

Meet Jade and Fern

Transitioning to so many new changes following the wedding, I found myself spending a lot of time alone. I live quite a distance from my parents now, in a new city, and have slowly begun to fully settle in to my new life here.

Working from home, I found that now the planning for the wedding is no longer consuming my days, I am finding a lot of extra time on my hands and hours to fill while Nate is at work all day. I stay busy. I have my YARNutopia blogging and tutorials to keep me quite active, but 10 hours a day I find myself alone. This is something I have been trying to adjust to and it hasn’t been easy.

Living with my parents, there was always a flurry of activity in our house. People coming and going, lots of stuff to do and very high energy made time pass quickly. I was never lonely. Here, my new house is very quiet all day, and it has taken some getting used to.

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Fur-baby First

Nate and I have been considering adding a pet to our household for some time now. Even before the wedding, we really felt a fur-baby would be a welcome addition to our new family. We decided on a kitty cat just to have some companionship for me while Nate is away.

On Saturday, we spontaneously decided to go check out a pet rescue called Chasing Daylight. We went with an open mind and heart. Since we have been planning to adopt a cat or a dog, it wasn’t too surprising to fall in love with a pet right away. Nate has always wanted a cat, I wanted a small dog. We ended up seeing both, cats and dogs yesterday and fell in love with one little kitty right away.

For a pet to be available for adoption, the facility (Chasing Daylight Pet Rescue) has to spay/neuter the animal, give the animal a full check-up and shots. We loved that the facility was very clean and all the animals were very well cared for. They let the cats all run around in an open room together for socialization.


She captured our hearts

We immediately were drawn to a little kitty that was approximately 6-8 months old. She was a stray and had never been previously owned. She was so sweet and such a cuddly little thing. She was fully vaccinated and spayed and ready for adoption.

We filled out an application. They needed full disclosure on info; the obvious- if we have ever been arrested for animal abuse and other important necessary facts. They needed to know who lives in the household and who will be the main care giver. Basically the rundown on making sure we would be good pet parents.

They were so kind to us and we were approved with no problems. We told them we were recently married, and it is just us two living in our home. I work from home and Nate works outside of the home. Someone will always be home and a full-time companion for this little sweetie!

It was set. We could come to pick her up 10am Sunday morning and take her home!

So, like all excited pet parents, when we got home last night to prep for our new arrival and we headed straight to the store and purchased EVERYTHING a cat needs. Litter, litter box, cat dishes, cat food, cat toys, mats, more toys, collars, cat crate, treats, shampoo, brush, 2 beds, Cat Tower, more toys, scratching posts, and catnip. You name it, it was in our cart!

To say we were thrilled is an understatement!

When we arrived Sunday morning to pick up our little kitty we went in, we were expecting to just adopt one cat, but when we got there, another cat was super social and was playing with “our” kitty, so we were so moved by their antics, we just could not resist and within a couple of hours we were bringing home two!


The second cat was previously owned, the owners moved to Georgia. She is approximately 1 year old. She has been spayed and up to date on all her distemper, ringworm shots as well.

We packed them in the carrier and off we went home to start this new adventure!

What’s in a name?

First line of business was giving them a name! We waited to get them home and watch over them a bit, but Nate and I were both so transfixed by the color of their eyes. They both have such beautiful green eyes that it soon became evident that those would be the defining factor in finding their forever names.

We decided on Jade for our older cat and Fern for our little kitty.

We are looking forward to this newest adventure in pet parenting and sharing our lives with these two darlings-Jade and Fern.
I know for myself, it will help make my days feel a bit less lonely with these two around, and I will love having some crochet companionship! I can’t wait to share their antics with all of you!

Share a bit about your fur-babies in the comments!

~Nadia

 

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DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

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

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

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Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Baby Mermaid Outfit

 

 

Link and Zelda

 

Badger Hat

 

 

Beauty and The Beast

 


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Caterpillar Cocoon

 

 

Cat in the Hat

 

 

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes

 


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Elmo Hat

 

 

Frankenstein Hat

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Gnome Costume

 

 

Gorilla Hat


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Kitty Cat Poncho

 

 

Knight in Shining Armor Hat

 

Minion Hat

Ninja Turtle Hat

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Scarecrow

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Sugar Skull Ski Mask

 

 

Turkey Hat

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Woodland Character Masks

Yoda Hat


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Halloween Tanks and Tees are $19.99

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Crochet Tutorial: Feline Rested Sleep Mask

Crochet Tutorial: Feline Rested Sleep Mask

For any mother who needs a day of rest and relaxation this coming Mother’s Day, this is the “purrrrfect” gift!! My Feline Rested Sleep Mask is a very simple, yet novelty item to make in time to give to mom on her special day! Pamper her or anyone who just “kneads” sleep right “meow”!!! This is such a “PAW-some” project!!


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

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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)
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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 in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Elastic
Felt
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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 mask!

NOTES:

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

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
SC3TOG: Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together



Pattern:

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

Mask

Ch 5
Row 1: 2SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 chs, 2 SC in last ch, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: 2SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 5: 2SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10)
Rows 6-10: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 11: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 13: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 14: SC2TOG, SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 15: SC in 5 sts, 2SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 16: 2SC in 1st st, SC in 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 17: SC in 7 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 18: 2SC in 1st st, SC in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)
Rows 19-23: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 24: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 25: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 26: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 27: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 28: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Ears: With Black Make 2
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across. ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 4: SC3TOG.
Continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, 2 SC in next 2 Chs, SC in last 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 2: SC in 1st 3 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 3 sts continue to SC around piece. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on where to stop)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2
Ch 11, Fasten off, Sew to Mask

Assembly Step:
Embroider Whiskers, Mouth, and Nose on Mask, see video tutorial for visual instructions.
Attach Elastic and Felt on back of Mask. Add felt inside ears.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

You’re probably thinking, “Nadia, You’ve “Cat” to be “Kitten” me right “Meow!”

Wear this with “Cat-titude” and I am “Paws-itive” this Kitty Cat Crochet Poncho is the “Purr-fect” way to start “Feline” “Claw-some”! Happy “Caturday” Everyone! The FREE WRITTEN PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL IS FINALLY HERE!!! Isn’t it “meow-nificent”?


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Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this poncho:


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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)
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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 Yarns Super Saver in Oatmeal (1,090 yards–I bought 3 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Coffee (120 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Perfect Pink (1 yard)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil (to stuff the tail)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses 1,220 yards of yarn. I am making the size Small/Medium. Keep reading to learn how to make this smaller or bigger.
-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 tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-Your starting chain should be any multiple of 5 (I start with 75, you can start with 65, 75, 85, 95), Round 2 increases 5 stitches evenly. Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 increase by 10 stitches evenly each round. If you need to increase more, you can continue with the established pattern of increases and then go onto the instructions for the front of the poncho and the back of the poncho to create the front slits.
-If you want to make this smaller, stop increasing at any round (maybe round 5 or 6 so you have about 120 sts), then go onto instructions on making the front and back of the poncho.
-TURN YOUR WORK FOR EACH ROW!!!
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this poncho are as follows: Tail: 9 inches (22.86 cm), slits in the front: 10 inches around (25.4cm), Shoulder to bottom: 27 inches (68.58cm), Across shoulders: 17 inches (43.18cm), Hood length: 16 inches (40.64cm), Waist: 48 inches around (121.92cm), Hips: 50 inches around (127 cm), Pockets: 4 inches deep (10.16cm)
-Please know you can make this bigger or smaller with very few mathematical changes.

If you need to make this bigger, here is the start of the pattern for a foundation chain of 85.

Ch 85

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (85)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 16 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (90)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

And so on.. I hope this makes sense and you are able to make this poncho. After Round 6, it is the established pattern to increase however big you need the poncho to be. Then you can go on to making the slits.

Special stitches
:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Poncho:

Ch 75 or any amount that is a multiple of 5 (55, 65, 75, 85 etc.)

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (75)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (80)
(if you chained a different amount than me, be sure to calculate your original chain amount + 5, then divide that sum by 5, that will be the amount of stitches you will have between your increases) (If that doesn’t make sense, let me know, send me a message on Facebook)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 7 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (90)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 12 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (140)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 13 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (150)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (160)
Continue with the established increase until your piece is wide enough, then go onto the instructions for round 11.

Rnds 11-25: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC, Turn. (160) (You can end early or continue to make it longer if you wish, continue onto the front of the poncho to make the slits when you are satisfied with the length)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front of Poncho:
Row 26: Mark 60 sts across the front (see video tutorial for other sizes), Attach yarn in first marked st, Ch 3 (counts as st), DC in each st to next marked st, leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn. (60)

Row 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (60) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it longer.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Back of Poncho:
Row 26: Attach yarn to free stitch on Row 25 of poncho, Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (100)

Rows 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (100) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it equal to the front of the poncho.
Do not fasten off, continue onto row 37

Row 37: DC in each st around connecting the Front and Back parts of the poncho, turn. (160) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 38-48: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, turn. (160)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Change color to white
Row 49: Ch 2, DC in each st around. Fasten off. weave in ends. (160)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the top collar of poncho (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch 3 (Counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (74/75 sts)

Row 2-26: Ch 3, DC in each st across. Turn.
Continue working rows until the hood measures 15 inches.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew the top of the hood closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in ends.


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Assembly step:
SC around hood and slits in the front of poncho to clean up edges

Pockets: Make 2
With Main color
Ch 17
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. turn. (15)

Rows 2-7: Ch 3 (counts as st), DC across. Turn. (15)
Continue to SC around 3 sides, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make paw prints before sewing pockets to poncho.

Paw prints:
Toes: Make 8
With dark color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Palm of Paw: Work in BLO, Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew paws to pockets, then sew pockets to poncho.

Ears: Work in BLO, Make 2
With darker color,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 5: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 8-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew ears to hood.

Eyes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Make a fleck with white in the eye for extra detail (See video tutorial)
Sew to hood

Assembly step:
Embroider Mouth and nose to hood

Hood stripes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Ch 17 or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. (15)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to hood

Back Stripes: Make 3
With Dark Color:
Ch 47 (or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch and across. (45)
Fasten off with extra long tail for sewing.
Sew stripes to back of poncho

Tail: Work in BLO
With Main color, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color to Darker Color

Rnds 9-13: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 14-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to darker color

Rnds 19-23: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 24-28: SC in each st around. (18)
Continue if you’d like to make your tail longer. If not, Sl st closed and make button hole in middle (See video tutorial)

Assembly step:
Sew button to bottom of poncho in the back. Attach tail to poncho.

Weave in all ends.


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Assembly Step:
Be sure to sew all your pieces to your poncho and weave in all the ends.

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!

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

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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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My Punny Valentine!

I am a pun extraordinaire. (It should go on my resumé) I love a good pun, I like throwing down a good pun, and I think puns are fun! It isn’t unusual that when the opportunity presents itself, I jump on it and go a little overboard!

A couple years ago, I started a series of Valentine’s Day puns. I would create a crocheted item and come up with a clever tagline that associates with that item. 2016’s Valentine’s Day is no exception. This blog is 14 days of punny love overload. It’s perfect for the crochet lover and the Valentine in your life! ♥

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I LOVE love! Any time I get the chance to spread a little love, I’m going to be sure to sprinkle that everywhere! I hope you enjoy these creative puns! Be sure to share them with the ones you love! I will be adding a new pun each day until Valentine’s Day. Be sure to check back!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nate, this blog is dedicated to you. ♥

February 1st, 2016: “Whale” you be my Valentine?
This pattern design is by Stacey Trock. You can access the free pattern here.

Whale you be my Valentine?
February 2nd, 2016: I am “nacho” sure if you are going to like this one. I know you don’t like people “jalapeño” business. However, since I love puns from my head “tomatoes,” I figured this one would be the perfect way to “lettuce” show some more Valentine’s Day love and get more people to “taco” ’bout them. Hopefully, this didn’t go too far and our friendship can continue to go “onion” on… HA!!

Here’s the link to the free Taco Pattern with all the vegetable fixings.

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February 3rd, 2016: In the “pear”suit of happiness, oftentimes we search for one with whom no one can com”pear.” I am no “pear”fessional when it comes to these matters, but it’s a”pear”ent that “pear”fect someone is you! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pear.

Pear

 

February 4th, 2016: I don’t have much “dough,” so this is my humble gift for you. It may sound a little “cheesy.” I might fumble the “delivery,” but no matter how you “slice” it, I only have “pies” for you. There’s no “topping” that! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pizza slice

Pizza

February 5th, 2016: I am trying not to make a “stink,” but it’s time to take the “plunge” “toilet” you know that I love you with all of my “fart.” When I “let it all out” and get “on a roll” I start to get so “flushed” because it “poops” me out thinking about how much energy it takes to “squeeze” out these puns! I hope you do NOT have a “crappy” Friday and are enjoying this silly “potty” talk. ♥

Here is the free written pattern for the Poop

Poop

February 6th, 2015: You might say, ‘you “gato” be “kitten” me right “meow,” Nadia! These puns are becoming so bad, it’s almost “cat”astrophic!’ I’m not “lion” when I say making puns is “paw”some! Sometimes, I laugh so hard, I “puma” pants! HAHA!! My life would be “claw”ful without puns, “fur”real!! But I love you so much, I would move “meow”tains for you, so I’m just going to keep going – but if I go to “fur,” you can say get “meow”ta here!

Click here to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this cat amigurumi.

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February 7th, 2016: Wake the “fudge” up everyone! Today’s pun is going to be easy like “sundae” morning! So, here’s the “scoop.” Today I’m breaking my “cone” of silence to declare that I love you “cherry” much. I feel “waffle” when you’re not around because I know we are “mint” to be together. This “sweet” pun is “sprinkled” with all my love to make sure that you know that my heart “melts” just for you.

Here is the free written pattern for an ice cream cone

Ice Cream

February 8th, 2016: I’m not “squidding” when I say I love a good joke, so here goes: How many tickles does it take to make an “octopus” laugh? Ten-tickles! HAHAHA!!! Get it? “Tentacles!” I’m not “fishing” for a compliment, but whaddya “ink” of my sense of humor? All day long, Valentine, you “octopi” my thoughts. I’m such a “sucker” for you, I am “sea”rious about your love, and I’m totally “hooked.” Even right now, I want you in my “arms” so we can “cuttle.”

Click here to learn some fun facts about octopuses!

Click here to learn how to make the heart amigurumi

Click here to view the video tutorial to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this octopus amigurumi

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February 9th, 2016
: This is an “eggs”pression of my love. I’m not sure if I have a “talon”t for “bird” puns because it can be a “bird”en to keep coming up with so many ideas. So, I’m just going to “wing” it. For our special Valentine’s Day, will you meet me for coffee at the “Nest”café? I promise it won’t be “hawk”ward and no “fowl” play. Instead, I will give you the red carpet “tweet”ment. It might get “emu”tional “wren” this special day occurs, because I can guarantee it will be “egg”cellent! It might get a little lovey “dove”y, but I’m sure you will have a very “pheasant” time, and it will “fly” by! Phew! This “bird” pun turned out so well, I might just have to “Tweet” it!

Click here for the written pattern of a bird

Bird

February 10th, 2016: I’m “tilling” you like it is. I’m ready to drop some mad “beets!” Let’s “dew” it!
I’ll love you “till” my heart stops “beet”ing.
Like a “moss,” this bears re”peat”ing.
I “mud”dled through life before you,
always “garden” my heart like “weed”o.
The latest “dirt” can “tend” to annoy,
but Imma sayin’ you’re the “root” of my joy.
I hope this “plants” a “seed” in your heart,
to know I “dig” you and hate to be apart.
“Lettuce” “turnip” the volume on our love,
I’m having so much fun,
because every day I’m “shoveling…” (“shoveling”) out these puns!

Click here to view the written pattern for the beet.

Drop a Beet

February 11th, 2016: Today is “Thor”sday. It’s been “tough” being apart all week. I “myth” you very much. I’ve been “helmet” on coming up with great puns, but of “Norse” the time has come to keep it “Loki” and let you know I am really “Viking” everything about our relation”ship!”

Click here to view the video tutorial for the Viking Hat with Beard

Viking


February 12th, 2016
: I don’t want to burst your “bubble,” but in the “pecking” order of puns, this one isn’t quite fitting the “bill.” I have been up since the “quack” of dawn trying to think of a “soap”er duper idea for this Valentine’s post. All of them just sound “Daffy.” I won’t “duck” my responsibility because inside every determined heart, “soap rings” eternal, and all these puns are a way to “shower” you with my love! “Lather” is always the best medicine, so I’m going with this series of love notes and hope they go over “swimmingly.” “Waddle” I do if you don’t like it? I guess I’ll find out when you get “foam” sweet “foam.”

Click here for the written pattern of the duck amigurumi

Rubber Ducky

 

February 13th, 2016: In the words of Iggy Azalea, “First things first, ‘Amaryllis.'” So I will begin this pun by saying that everyone can tell that our love has truly “blossomed.” It has taken off on the “wings” of love. I know I have really “pollen” for you because whenever I think of you, I get “butterflies” in my stomach. I really hope this Valentine’s Day is “fly” filled with “butterfly” kisses and “ladybug” hugs. You always make me feel like I’m wrapped in a “cocoon” of your love. I “larva” you so much!! Oops-a-“daisy,” that last pun may have “flown” too far.

Click here for the free butterfly pattern

Butterfly

 

February 14th, 2016: Nate loves a good horror movie, I love crochet and “Poe”try, and we both love to love. I hope I’ve captured the essence of that in this last Valentine pun.

As these punny posts come to the end, I’ve got to “hand” it to you, you’ve definitely got “heart.” I hope you didn’t think they were “tachy.” I’ve tried to “organ”ize them so they always make sense. People might think that I’m so crazy about you that “aorta” be locked up, but you have the “key to my heart.” Sometimes I wondered if “antibody” was out there who understood me, and there you were. You “muscle”d your way into my “life.” In the “pulmonary” start of our relationship, I might have told you “A-fib” or two about how I felt. I didn’t need a “ventricle”oquist to speak for me. I was truly “pumped” about meeting you! “O,” I’m “positive” I won’t ever “bypass” telling you how I feel again. I sug”chest” we always express how we feel. I hope I don’t ever “skip a beat” when it comes to loving you. I promise to “pace” myself and not take our love in “vein.” ♥ Nadia

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Heart

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” ~William Shakespeare

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Crochet Tutorial: Cat Paw Hand Warmers with Fur

Bring out your inner “cat-titude” and freak “meowt!” This is the “purrrr-fect” project to make that happen! I am “paws-itive” you will be “feline” “claw-some!!”

As I work my way toward Halloween and my own personal costume, I created these paw fingerless gloves as a piece to one of my best costumes yet! This time of the year always gets my creativity going for fun ideas on ways to economically make a costume with as little as a hook and yarn. Although I made these as part of my Halloween attire, this would be a great project for any animal lover. You can modify these in many ways by changing the color, paw pads and fur! You don’t even need to put the paw prints on them and just have fancy fingerless gloves to give as a gift for anyone on your list!

Again, this is a quick and easy afternoon project! This blog includes the instructional video as well as a handwritten pattern. Be sure to check out the entire blog and make your mitts today!

I’m sure that you will “a-purrr-ove” of “e-furry-thing!” HA!

Cat Paws

Watch this video to learn how to make these fingerless glove paws:

Cat Paws

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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in White and Black and a color of your choice (I used Blue, Spring Green, and Yellow)
-Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-There are two ways to attach the fur, see full video for both ways.

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double CrochetGloves:With Turqua
Both Hands:
Ch 20 (Or chain enough that will fit around your knuckles on your hand)
Without twisting chain, sl st to first ch to form a circle
Rnd 1: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first HDC of the round (20)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first st of the round (20)

Left Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in the first 17 sts, sk last 3 sts, ch 3, sl st to first HDC of the round. (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Right Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in first st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC of the round (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Both Hands:
Rnd 7: ch 2, HDC in each st around, HDC into the chains of the ch3 sps. sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20) (See video for visual instructions)
Rnd 8-20: CH 2,  HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20)
(If you want yours to be shorter or longer, add or subtract rows at this point)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Add Fur (Optional):
See video for visual instructions
SC around top and bottom of Hand Warmers or Sew the fur on like how I show in the video.

Paw Prints: (Make 8)
with Gray, ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewingPalm of Paw: (Make 2)
With Gray, Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: SC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next st) 6 times (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.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.”
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