FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Family Fair Isle Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Family Fair Isle Hat

Introducing my Family Fair Isle Hat. This is a fun pattern for everyone! OOOH Yeah! This is the perfect hat for the season, for the family, for ANYONE on your gift giving list-and don’t forget to make one for yourself! I have provided you the pattern to make one in several sizes-baby, youth, teen/adult, XL adult, and I took the guess-work out of this pattern for you. In our family photos, I have done a variation on the color scheme in each hat using the beautiful colors provided by Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep yarn. Find the selection of colors here! You can find the perfect combination for everyone.

One of the loveliest things about this pattern is the versatility. Not only can you make it in any size, you can use a yarn pom, no pom,or a furry pom found here. You can keep the earflaps or make it a simple beanie or ski hat and leave them off. You can put braids or tassels on the earflaps – MAKE IT YOUR OWN! But, if you do, be sure to share those photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Instagram, or Snapchat me your pics! I can’t wait to see what you do.

If you are giving a handmade gift this hat alone or paired with a matching set of my Fair Isle Knee High Socks would make anyone delighted to find these under the tree. Be sure to check out my knee high socks here and get started on these great patterns today!

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Chic Sheep Yarn (I used colors: Lipstick, VIP, Polo, Linen)
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as tall as you want.
-This hat is in a multiple of 4 so make your foundation chain in a multiple of 4 that fits around your head.
-Work your Single Crochet Stitches into the CENTER of the stitch and NOT in the top loops. See the video tutorial to see exactly the location you should insert your hook into the stitches.

Small: Fits Size 3-6 Months
Medium: Fits Child
Large: Fits an adult (female)
X-Large: Fits large adult (male)

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

With Brim Color (I used Polo in my hat)

Small: Chain 56
Medium: Chain 72
Large: Chain 80 (this is the size I demonstrated in the video tutorial)
X-Large: Ch 96
(You can chain any multiple of 4 that fits around your head and make this pattern according to the instructions)

Rnd 1: Sl st to your first chain to form a large ring, Ch 1, HDC in each Ch around, sl st to the first HDC, Ch 1. (56, 72, 80, or 96 sts)

Rnds 2-5: FPHDC on first st, *BPHDC on next st, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * around ending with BPHDC on last st, sl st to first st, Ch 1.

Fasten off brim and change color to Linen

Attach Linen to any stitch around. Ch 1

Rnd 6: SC in each st around working in the top of the stitch, do not join (continue to work in continuous rounds for the rest of this hat

Rnds 7-8: SC into each st around (see video tutorial for visual instruction on working INTO the stitch and not in the top loops of the stitch) This will create the Knit looking stitches.

NOTE: Work OVER THE TOP of your unused yarn when changing colors so frequently during the rounds. This will save you from having to sew in so many loose ends. (See video tutorial on this technique)

Fasten off Linen and change to your main color. I used Lipstick red in my main color of the hat.

Rnd 9: Attach Lipstick Red to any stitch around, Ch 1, SC INTO each st around.

Rnd 10: SC with Main Color in first 3 sts, *Change to Linen after the 3rd stitch and put ONE SC of Linen in the next stitch, Change color right away back to your main color, and make a SC in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around ending with a SC of Linen in the last stitch, switch back to your main color right away for the next round. (If this is written confusing, please see the video tutorial for visual instructions).

It is quite difficult to explain in writing, until you know what’s being explained. Moving on.

Rnd 11: With your main color, SC INTO each st around (you will not be changing color at all during this round)

Rnd 12: With your main color, SC in the first st, Change to Linen after that first st, * put ONE SC of Linen in the next st, Change color right away back to your main color, and make a SC in each of the next 3 sts,  Change color to Linen after the 3rd st, repeat from * around, ending with SC of Main color in the last 2 sts, Do not change color for the next round.

Small: Rnds 13-26: Repeat Rounds 9-12

Medium: Rnds 13-34: Repeat Rounds 9-12

Large: Rnds 13-38: Repeat Rounds 9-12

X-Large: Rnds 13-46: Repeat Rounds 9-12

Cut your Linen yarn, you will no longer need it.

The next round after you are finished with the fair isle design:

All sizes: [SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG] repeat around. (This decreases the top to cinch it closed)

Last round: [SC in next st, SC2TOG] repeat around (decreased more)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Cinch the top closed with the yarn you cut and tie it off to close the top of the hat.
add a pom to the top of the hat.

Earflaps: MAKE 2

All sizes:
Ch 13
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch and each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 2-5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 8 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 10: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 11: SC across and continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew to the inside of the brim on either side of the hat (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Add braids to each earflap

Weave in the rest of your ends.

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

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Baby Crown Earflap Hat

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Baby Crown Earflap Hat

This fabulous earflap hat was an alternate hat that I made for Nasir’s Halloween costume, but it’s just so cute, I had to share it!! Even if you didn’t use it for a costume, your little one can wear a crown and stay warm out in the cold with a cute hat too! Enjoy the pattern and video tutorial!

 

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

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

 

 

 

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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:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Gold
Red Heart Yarns Fur in Mink
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.
-You can do a Single Crochet or a Reverse Single Crochet around the edge to clean it up and make it have a nice finished look

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Baby Crown Earflap Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Baby Crown Earflap Hat

This fabulous earflap hat was an alternate hat that I made for Nasir’s Halloween costume, but it’s just so cute, I had to share it!! Even if you didn’t use it for a costume, your little one can wear a crown and stay warm out in the cold with a cute hat too! Enjoy the pattern and video tutorial!

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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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.
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran and Gold
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Fur in Smokey
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

 

Hat:

With Aran
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1. (9)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, Ch 1. (18)

Rnd 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)

Rnds 7-13: HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)

Rnd 14: *FPHDC on next st, BPHDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, Ch 1. (54)

Rnds 15-16: Repeat Rnd 14.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Earflaps: Make 2 in Aran

Ch 11

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 3: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (6)

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (4)

Row 8: SC across and continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Sew earflaps to hat (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Optional: Add braids to the earflaps.

Crown:

With Gold
Row 1: FDC 54 or chain 56, DC in 3rd ch from hook and across. (54 sts) Sl st to first st to form a large ring

Row 2: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, * Sk 2 sts, [3DC, Ch 2, 3DC] in next st, Sk 2 sts, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Optional: Crochet around the bottom of the hat with Hygge Fur for an extra embellishment.

Sew your crown closed at the bottom and sew the crown to the hat. (See the video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in the rest of your ends.

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Monster Feet Baby Booties

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Monster Feet Baby Booties
When your little monster needs a pair of boots with claws, look no further. Here are my version of the Monster Feet Baby Booties, and are they delightful! Perfect for gift giving or costumes, these booties will be a hit for everyone!

The pair here was designed for the Max costume worn by my son for Halloween, but don’t hesitate to change these up to make them your own and match any outfit or accessorize any costume.

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

There is no video tutorial available for these booties, but if you watch the feet part of the Elephant Baby Booties, they are the same foot part of those slippers..
Also, the toes/claws are the same as the Beast Claws on the Beast Gloves you can find here.

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Aran
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Booties: Make 2

Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Fasten off (42 sts)

Rnd 4:  Attach Yarn to BLO of the stitch you fastened off in, sc in BLO of each stitch around. Join to 1st sc. Ch 1 (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in same as join, and in each sc around. Join, ch1. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Hdc in same as join and in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st hdc (42 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in same st as join, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc 7, hdc2tog 10 times, sc 7, sc2tog, sc in last 2 stitches. Join, ch1. Don’t turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)

Rnds 10-12: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st.
Fasten off after Rnd 12. Weave in ends.

Claws: Make 6 or however many you want (Work in continuous rounds)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 4 in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew claws to the tips of the booties.

Weave in the rest of your ends.

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: King Crown

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: King Crown

Here is the next piece in the costume ensemble. The Sweet Dreams Baby Bonnet and Crown is a two-piece project and each of these pieces can be made independently! Need a bonnet? (check) Need a crown? (check) This video tutorial and pattern has you covered for both! You can make one or the other or combine them to make ONE fantastic headpiece for your baby! Just like the character Max from the book “Where The Wild Things Are,” your little one can transform into royalty and be the king (or queen) of your world!

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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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
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Gold
Red Heart Yarns Fur in Mink
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

 

Crown:

With Gold
Ch 55 or any multiple of 9 +1
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (54)

Rows 2-5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (54)
Do not fasten off

You will now be making each point of the crown
Row 1: SC in 9 sts, leave the rest unworked, Ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 2: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 3: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 4: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (5)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (5)

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (3)

Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (3)

Row 9: SC3TOG, Do not turn,
Sl st down the side of the point back down to Row 5 of the strap part of the crown (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Repeat Rows 1-9 for the rest of the points. (See Video tutorial for visual instructions)
Do not fasten off, CH 1, and SC along the top edge to clean it up. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew your crown closed, sew fur to the bottom edge of your crown.
Weave in the rest of your ends.

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

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: King Crown

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: King Crown

Here is the next piece in the costume ensemble. The Sweet Dreams Baby Bonnet and Crown is a two-piece project and each of these pieces can be made independently! Need a bonnet? (check) Need a crown? (check) This video tutorial and pattern has you covered for both! You can make one or the other or combine them to make ONE fantastic headpiece for your baby! Just like the character Max from the book “Where The Wild Things Are,” your little one can transform into royalty and be the king (or queen) of your world!

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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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:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Gold
Red Heart Yarns Fur in Mink
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can do as many rows of this pattern as you want to make it as long as you want.
-You can do a Single Crochet or a Reverse Single Crochet around the edge to clean it up and make it have a nice finished look

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Adult Sized Monster Hats (Male and Female Designs)

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Adult Sized Monster Hats (Male and Female Designs)

Halloween is the one holiday that I plan for all year long! The idea, the design, and the process can take a good portion of my time. When I started this tradition of making my annual costume, it was a challenge, but it was just me. Now we are three! Here is a two in one pattern for our monster hats. Because with three costumes, I have to think smarter not work harder! Hahahaha!

Scroll down to see the video tutorial beneath the photos.

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran, Buff, Yellow, Carrot, Redwood, and Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Fur in Smokey
Safety Eyes
Polyfil
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Use 3 strands of yarn at the same time when making the shell of the hat (Shown in video tutorial)
-This hat will fit any adult
-The video tutorial shows how to attach all the pieces and the hair, check it out by clicking the link to view the video.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Adult Sized Monster Hats (Male and Female Designs)

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Adult Sized Monster Hats (Male and Female Designs)
Halloween is the one holiday that I plan for all year long! The idea, the design, and the process can take a good portion of my time. When I started this tradition of making my annual costume, it was a challenge, but it was just me. Now we are three! Here is a two in one pattern for our monster hats. Because with three costumes, I have to think smarter not work harder! Hahahaha!
Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**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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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran, Buff, Yellow, Carrot, Redwood, and Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Fur in Smokey
Safety Eyes
Polyfil
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Use 3 strands of yarn at the same time when making the shell of the hat (Shown in video tutorial)
-This hat will fit any adult
-The video tutorial shows how to attach all the pieces and the hair, check it out by clicking the link to view the video.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat:
Using Red Heart Super Saver in Charcoal and Hygge Fur in Smokey
Use 1 strand of Charcoal and 2 Strands of Smokey (3 strands total)
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, Sl st to first st. (9)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first st. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first st. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st. (36)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st. (54)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st. (60)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st. (66)

Rnds 9-13: Ch 2, DC in each st around, Sl st to first st. (66)

Do not fasten off
Go onto making first earflap

Earflap 1:
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in next 12 sts, Ch 2, turn. (12)

Rows 2-3: DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (12)

Row 4: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 2, turn. (10)

Row 5: DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (10)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4 (8)

Row 7: Repeat Row 5 (8)

Row 8: Repeat Row 4 (6)

Row 9: Repeat Row 5 (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Skip 23 sts on row 13 of the hat,
Earflap 2:

Attach yarn and Ch 2
Repeat Rows 1-9 from first earflap.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Face:
With Buff
Ch 26
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, turn. (25)
Rows 2-5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1 turn.
Rows 6-12: HDC2TOG, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, turn.
After Row 12, continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
With Yellow
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make 2 eyes
Add safety eyes and stuff the eyes. Sew the eyes to the face part of the hat.

Nose:
With Carrot
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 6: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 7: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 9: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Stuff the nose with polyfil and then create nostrils after you stuff the nose. (See video tutorial on this technique)
Sew this nose to the face part of the hat.

Teeth:
With White
Ch 30
*Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, DC in next ch, Sk 2 Chs, Sl st in next ch, Ch 5, repeat from * across. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew to bottom of face (see video tutorial for tips on sewing)

Horns (for male hat)
With Aran
Make 2
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: [SC in next st, 2 SC in next st] twice.
Rnd 3: SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in last st. (8)
Rnds 4-5: SC in each st around
Rnd 6: SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in last 2 sts. (10)
Rnds 7-8: SC in each st around.
Rnd 9: SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in last 3 sts.
Rnds 10-12: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in last 5 sts
Rnd 13: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in last 2 sts. (14)
Rnds 14-15: SC in each st around. (14)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Stuff horns and sew to hat.

Eyelids (for female hat)
With Buff
Ch 3
Row 1: 6 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, Ch 2, Turn. (6)
Row 2: 2 DC in each st across. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Make 2 eyelids and sew above eyes on face.

For the female hat, Add hair to the head by tying strands of yarn on the top of the head
See video tutorial for hair application.

Sew face to hat
Weave in any extra ends.

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

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweet Dream Romper

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweet Dream Romper

This Sweet Dream Romper has been designed to be part of our Halloween costume. I am planning to release pieces of this ensemble from now through mid-October. Each piece will complete our three cosplay costumes that we designed for “Where The Wild Things Are,” a book by Maurice Sendak. Nasir is going to be Max. Here is the first installment to his costume. This one-piece romper , although made for this purpose, was actually designed with versatility in mind. I considered the other possibilities this could be used for. This could be added to a winter baby layette set. You could change the buttons or eliminate them, make it in any color, or sew on leather knee patches for when a baby crawls.

So many options in one piece! I have released the written pattern that you can find here. Below is the video tutorial for The Sweet Dream Romper. Enjoy!

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweet Dream Romper

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweet Dream Romper

Each year, we try to find a fun and exciting costumes for Halloween, and I love to take you on this journey with me. As each piece of the costume is released, I will update my blog to bring more and more pieces to life. Be sure to follow along to see all these updates!

The first installment of this year’s Halloween costume, is this Sweet Dream Romper. Although my intent is to use this outfit for Nasir’s cosplay costume as Max from the book “Where The Wild Things Are,” you will be able to follow through my video tutorial to create one of your own as part of a baby layette. You can change the colors, add knee patches, use smaller buttons or eliminate the buttons altogether. The creative ideas with this fall & winter pattern are endless! One thing I think we can all agree on is that Nas will be the perfect Max. 😍 He’s already happy about it!

Below is the release of my *FREE* written crochet pattern for those who prefer the written instructions. The video tutorial for this pattern can be found here!

 

 

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**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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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 (Aran)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size
-This is made from the bottom up
-This romper will fit a 3-6 month old baby
-See the video tutorial for sizing information.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sk: Skip
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Pattern:

Legs:
Make 2
Ch 27, Sl st to first ch to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch 1, HDC in each ch around, sl st to 1st st, turn. (27)

Rnds 2-15: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, turn. (27)

Fasten off Leg 1 with a long tail for sewing later, Do NOT fasten off Leg 2

Attaching the legs:

Making body

Rnd 16: Working on Leg 2, Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Ch 3, HDC in each st on Leg 1, Ch 3, Sl st to first st on Leg 2, Turn. (54 sts, 2 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, HDC in each st and each ch around, sl st to first st, turn. (60)

Rnds 18-46: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn. (60)
Do not fasten off, continue with the first strap

Left Back Strap:

Row 1: Sl st in next 4 sts, Ch 1, HDC in 10 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)

Rows 6-9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 10: HDC in first 2 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts HDC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (button hole made)

Row 11: HDC in each st and each ch across. (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Left Front Strap:

Skip 6 sts on row 46 of body
Attach yarn to next st

Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in 10 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)

Rows 6-9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Right Front Strap:

Skip 4 sts on row 46 of body
Attach yarn to next st

Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in 10 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)

Rows 6-9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Right Back Strap:

Skip 6 sts on row 46 of body
Attach yarn to next st

Row 1: Sl st in next 4 sts, Ch 1, HDC in 10 sts, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)

Rows 6-9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 10: HDC in first 2 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts HDC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (button hole made)

Row 11: HDC in each st and each ch across. (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ankle Cuffs

Do the same thing for both legs

Mark 3 sts evenly around the ankle,
Attach yarn to any stitch on ankle
Rnd 1: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, put a HDC2TOG stitch on the stitches you marked to decrease, sl st to first st when you get back around, ch 1 (Do not turn) (24)

Rnd 2: FPHDC on next st, BPHDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, ch 1. (24)

Rnds 3-5: FPHDC on FPHDC sts, BPHDC n BPHDC sts, all the way around, sl st to first st, ch 1. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends

**Add buttons to the top straps, add buttons to the front of romper.**

Enjoy!

~Nadia

 

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


Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

I was finally in the studio filming, and of course my first new project fresh-off-the-hook is my Misfit Monster Hat for my sweet boy!  I *know* you can’t wait to make one of your own! The instructions for additional sizes are listed in the pattern and shared in the video tutorial below!

 

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the colors GlowWorm, Flamingo, Yellow, Warm Brown
Red Heart Amore Yarn in Chamomile
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size
-This is made from the top down
-If you work in multiples of 9, then you can make this bigger or smaller.
-This hat will fit any baby that is 3-6 months old
-See the video tutorial for larger sizing information.

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

Pattern:
Shell of Hat:
With Main Color
Ch 2
Round 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from Hook, Sl st to first st, Turn. (9)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (36)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (54)

For larger sizes, increase with the established pattern. For Child Size: increase to 72 sts, For Teen Size: increase to 90 sts, For Adult Size Increase to 99 sts. Then go on to making the next row.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, HDC in 6 sts, Ch 6, Sk 6 Sts, HDC in 24 Sts, Ch 6, Sk 6 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, Sl st to first st, Turn. (For this round, if you are making larger sizes, just mark 6 stitches on each side of the circle to make the horns and create your ch 6 spaces across from each other)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, HDC in each st and in each Ch around, sl st to first st, turn. (54)

Rnds 9-20: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn. (54)
Continue to make more rows if you want your beanie longer.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Horns:
Attach main color to one of the open holes on the hat (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, HDC 12 sts evenly around hole opening, Sl st to first st, Turn. (12)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, turn. (12)

Rnd 3: Mark the stitch toward the crown of the hat (see video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, HDC in each st until the marked st, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round, sl st to first st, turn. Move stitch marker up where your decrease stitch is located. (11)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, HDC in each st until the marked st, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round, sl st to first st, turn. Move stitch marker up where your decrease stitch is located. (10)

Rnds 5-8: Repeat Round 4 until you have 6 sts left.
Fasten off with long tail, Sew the end of the horn closed.
Repeat this for the other horn so you have two horns.
If you have a gaping hole at the base of your horns, use extra yarn to sew those holes closed. See the video tutorial to learn what I am referring to in this part.

Eyes: Make 2
With Warm Brown
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first st, fasten off. (6)

Rnd 2: With Chamomile White, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first st, fasten off. (12)

Rnd 3: With Glow Worm, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times, sl st to first st, Fasten off. (18)

Rnd 4: With Flamingo, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st, Fasten off with long tail for sewing. (24)

Assembly Step:
After you make both eyes, Sew them to the hat using the long tail you cut for sewing. To make the extra yellow detail, take yellow yarn and wrap it around and around sewing the eye to the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Teeth:
With Chamomile or any white yarn
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next, HDC in next, DC in last, *Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, Leave the next ch unworked, repeat from * 2 more times until you have 4 sharp teeth, continue to SC along the flat edge of teeth. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew teeth to hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!

“A baby is a blessing. A gift from heaven above, a precious little angel to cherish and to love.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

 

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


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Crochet Tutorial: Where Love Grows Afghan Block

Crochet Tutorial: Where Love Grows Afghan Block

This afghan block is part of the Wedding Blanket CAL that Marly Bird is hosting on her website!! See more details about it here!

My contribution to this crochet-along is the “Where Love Grows Afghan Block.” It has a floral design to it and it is very fitting to a wedding theme of love and growing together in your relationship.

On the Red Heart team we have a wonderful leader of the Joy Creators, named Ally. Ally got married in May and we wanted to do something very special for her. I got the Joy Creators together and we each made a square to put together to make a wedding blanket for Ally and her husband.

 

 

Below is a photo of the whole blanket put together! All the crochet designers that were part of this crochet along had our afghan blocks sewn together to make this patchwork quilt into a beautiful wedding gift!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this afghan block:

 

**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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in the colors VIP, Suede, and Linen
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can make many of these into a blanket of any size. Use the Afghan Size Guide in this Blog Post
-The measurement for my square came out to be 12 inches
-You can use any colors you want. I used a Worsted Weight, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well.
-You do not have to change color so often, but sewing in those pesky ends is a nightmare. Be sure to sew them in as you go.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK/Sk’d: Skip/Skipped
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on your hook] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on your hook
Beg. Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on your hook] 2 times, YO pull through all 3 loops on your hook
LHDC: Long Half Double Crochet
LDC: Long Double Crochet

Pattern:

With Suede,
Start with a Magic Ring or Ch 4 and Sl st to first Ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), 7 DC into ring, Sl st to first Ch 3 st. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, Beginning Cluster in same st, *Ch 2, Cluster in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sl st to first cluster. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (8 cluster sts)

Rnd 3: With VIP, Attach yarn to any Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, * 3 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in cluster st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off and change color to Linen. (32 sc sts)

Rnd 4: With Linen, Work in BLO, Attach yarn to any SC, Ch 4 (Counts as DC + Ch 1 sp), *DC in next st, Ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Fasten off. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: With Linen, Attach yarn to any FRONT LOOP of any st on Round 3 that was not worked into, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), RSC in each st around. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: In any ch sp of Round 4, Attach Suede. Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), *DC in next Ch sp, Ch 2, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. Fasten off, change color to Linen. (32 sts)

Rnd 7: With Linen, Attach to any Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 2 HDC in each Ch 2 sp around, Sl st to first HDC. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (64 sts)

Rnd 8: With VIP, Attach to any st, Ch 1, SC in first 4 sts, * Ch 5, Sk 4 sts, SC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 5, Sl st to 1st SC, do NOT fasten off. (8 Ch 5 sps created)

Rnd 9: Continue using VIP color, Sl st into next st and IN BETWEEN the 2 sts of the 4 SC grouping (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same spot, *[3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in next ch 5 sp, SC between 2 middle SC of next 4 SC grouping, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off, change color to Linen. (If your work is curling at this point do not worry, it will flatten out in the next few rounds) (8 petals made)

Rnd 10: With Linen, Attach to any FIRST DC of a petal, work in BLO for this round, Ch 1, HDC in first 4 sts, *[HDC, Ch 2,  HDC] in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Long HDC in same spot as SC from previous round, HDC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with LHDC in last st, sl st to first HDC. Fasten off, change color to Suede. (96 sts)

Rnd 11: With Suede, Attach to any LHDC, Work in THIRD LOOP of each st in this round, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 4 (Counts as TR), [2TR, Ch 2, 3 TR] in same st, * Sk 3 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next st, TR in LHDC st, DC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, Sk 3 sts, [3TR, Ch 2, 3 TR] in LHDC st, repeat from * around, sl st to first Ch 4 st. do NOT fasten off. (92 sts around)

Rnd 12: Continue using Suede color, work in BOTH LOOPS of sts, In same st as join, Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, * [2DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner ch 2 sp, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 17 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (108 sts)

Rnd 13: With VIP, Attach yarn to any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, Sk 1 st, DC in next st, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color to Suede.

Rnd 14: With Suede, Attach yarn to any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 1, *[SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, SC in next 2 sts, [LDC in Sk st from previous round, SC in next st on Rnd 13] 14 times, LDC in Sk’d st from Previous Round, SC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off, change color to Linen.

Rnd 15: With Linen, attach yarn in any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3 SC in same corner sp, SC in each st around putting 3 SC in corner ch 2 sps, sl st to first SC, do NOT fasten off. (144 sts)

Rnd 16: Continue using Linen, Ch 1, SC in each st round putting 3 SC in middle SC of corners, sl st to first SC, do NOT fasten off. (152 sts)

Rnd 17: Repeat Round 16 (You can opt out of doing this round if your square is 12 inches after Round 16)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Block your square if needed.

Enjoy!!


 

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The Wood Be Fancy Story

The Wood Be Fancy Story

Many of you have seen my videos on YouTube and commented on the type of crochet hook I am using in a majority of my tutorials. My dad started mass producing these crochet hooks after so many inquiries flooded in. Each hook handle, as demonstrated in this video tutorial, is individually crafted and designed. A great deal of time is spent on every single hook handle.

These special crochet hooks are ergonomically created to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand. I use these in each and every video we film.

I spent much of my early crochet years in the hospital. My mom taught me the basics, and I used crochet as a time pass for those long stays trapped in a hospital bed. I loved watching YouTube just like many of you. I watched the Crochet Crowd, Moogly, and Naztazia and learned more advanced techniques through their tutorials.

I started noticing when using a traditional aluminum crochet hook, my finger and wrist joints would start to pain while holding the thin hook. Most of the pain was in part from being so ill. The disease, and side effects of my medications caused bone deterioration and joint problems. It wasn’t unusual to have swollen hands and rusty joints almost every day. My dad saw my struggle, and when I would tell him it hurt to crochet, we started to brainstorm ways to make things easier.

My dad is not a master craftsman. He didn’t even own many power tools. He didn’t carve or do woodworking, yet, he decided to experiment a little and began to design handles for my crochet hooks.  In fact, his early introduction to the world of wood craft had him on a first name basis with the local Emergency Room doctors from all the mishaps he encountered trying to perfect his design. Eventually, he was able to craft this final design, have less trips to the ER, and rarely ends up with stitches anymore!

Not only are these the most comfortable in my hand, but due to those arthritic effects from long term illness, the joints in my hand and wrist feel better with this handle when I work. These handles make it so much easier to crochet for a duration of time and reduce the stress on my joints.

This blog is in part a plug for the hooks my dad makes because, why not? Besides filming and editing my video tutorials, he works so hard to make each and every one of these crochet hooks as demonstrated in his documentary video. Each individual hook is made exactly like shown. The time and care put in to each one is unsurpassed! Just check out the testimonials on his Etsy Shop to hear what others have to say.

More than a shameless plug for this product, this blog is about a dad who cares so much about his daughter that he found a way to make her passion easier on her. He designed this amazing hook handle so that I don’t hurt any more. He took to learning wood crafting and carving, taught himself how to use all these power tools and even sacrificed his own hands to make mine feel better. Those numerous ER trips to get stitches in his hands are testament to how far he would go to make me happy and pain-free.

With Father’s Day approaching, let’s remember the selfless sacrifices our dads have made. The hard work and dedication they show us and their unending acts of love they provide. I am pretty lucky to have one of the best! Thanks, Daddy for everything!

Love, Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Summer season is around the corner. Time to start getting that wardrobe ready. Here is a cute little addition for baby’s layette. These baby hikers can be made in any color and added to any outfit for just the right touch!

 

 

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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 Baby Hugs in Bluie and Dolphin
Red Heart Soft in Guacamole
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
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 this smaller or bigger.
-These booties will fit up to a 6 month old baby.

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
FSC: Foundation Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Sandal: (MAKE 2)

Inner Sole:
With Bluie:
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Sl st to next st (42 sts) Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Outer Sole:
Same as Inner sole, but DO NOT fasten off. Go to Assembly Step Next.

Assembly Step:
Slip Stitch Inner and Outer sole together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front Toe Strap:
Count 10 sts evenly on the front toe of the sole. Work in BLO of the Inner Sole and the back Loop of the Slip Sts you created when attaching the two pieces (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 1: Attach Yarn to first st, Ch 1, HDC 10 sts evenly across front of toe, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: HDC2TOG, HDC in 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in 2 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Rows 5-10: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Side Straps:
See video tutorial for location on where to put these straps. (Also see photos)
Attach yarn to side (where ankle would be)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in 4 sts leaving the rest unworked, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-6: HDC across, Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Opposite Side Strap:
Do the same exact thing as the first side strap, just on the opposite side.
(See video tutorial for visual location)

Gray Straps:
Strap 1: FSC 11 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 2: FSC 15 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 3: FSC 22 sts (start with short tail and fasten off with short tail and sew in your ends to hide them)

Assembly Step:
Sew gray straps to sole of sandal (weave Strap 1 and 2 through the front toe piece)
Add Strap 3 and sew the front toe piece and side strap piece down OVER the top of Strap 3.
I show exact locations and visual instructions for this section in the video tutorial.
Add a button to Strap 3.
Weave in all ends.

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Another year of *playful* Punny Valentine’s have come to an end! These have been truly *otter* this world, and I hope they left you like you are *swimming* in love and happiness! I always try to do my best *otter-wise* it defeats the purpose of doing these. No time to get *laid back* over these projects! No way! Especially since I do this to express how I feel about my significant *otter,* Nate! So, if you are so inclined, *paddle* your *tail* over to my blog later this afternoon to find this free pattern just for you!! Happy Valentine’s Day, EVERYONE! Thank you for being *OTTER-LY* amazing. Now I am going back to listening to Adele, you know the song “Hello, from the *otter* side,” yeah, that’s the one! 😉 Ok, now I’m getting *otter* here!

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

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown and Cafe Latte
Polyfil
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Body
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 7-25: SC in each st around. (36)
Do not fasten off, continue working the first leg.
Rnd 26: SC in 6 sts, SC in the last 6 sts of Rnd 25 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (12 sts)
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Go back to Round 25, and skip 6 sts from leg just made.
Attach yarn to next st
Ch 1
Rnd 26: SC in 12 sts. (12)
Work in continuous rounds
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Second leg made.
Leave the middle hole open until the very end.
Go onto making the embellishments first.

Ears:
Make 2 in Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: 
Flatten and sew ears to top of main piece, weave in ends.

Arms: 
Make 2
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-6: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Stuff arms and sew to each side of main piece. Weave in all ends.

Tail: 
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times. (9)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 6-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 10-14: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Flatten tail and sew to the backside of the otter body.

Tummy:
With Warm Brown
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Face:
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st,  [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to ch 3 st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first st and next st, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (16)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first 4 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 4 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Embroider eyes, nose and mouth of the face piece. Sew face piece and tummy piece to body of otter.
Weave in all ends.
Once all your pieces are attached to the otter body, stuff the body from the center bottom that was opened.
Sew up the bottom hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

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

 

 

 

Crochet Tutorial: Egg Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Egg Amigurumi

I’ve been a little “terra-fried” to try another year of Valentine Puns. I was so “eggs-cited” to give it a “fry,” but at the last minute I “scrambled” to come up with some funny, punny projects. So, I sat down with an “egg-spresso” and got to work on seven new puns that are pretty “egg-cellent” if you ask me! I hope these are “eggs-actly” what you are looking for this Valentine’s season! I love making up these ridiculous “yolks” and I hope they “crack” you up as much as they do for me! Ok, Ok, “omelette” this slide by for now and I “shell” put the puns to rest. I am sure you all are “shell-abrating” today’s stream of punny-ness is over!

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

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Black
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook

Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Egg:
Work in continuous rounds

With Aran
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

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

Rnd 3: [SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st] 2 times, SC in next st, 2 SC in last st. (17)

Rnd 4: [2 SC innext st, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times, SC in last st. (21)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 14 sts] 2 times. (32)

Rnd 9: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts around. (33)

Rnd 10: Repeat Round 9. (34)

Rnds 11-13: SC in each st around. (34)

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in 15 sts] 2 times. (32)

Rnd 15: SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 2 times. (29)

Rnd 16: SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts] 2 times. (26)

Rnd 17: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 2 times. (22)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 2 times. (18)
Stuff the egg and move onto the next round

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your egg one last time.

Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 Assembly step:
Embroider eyes and mouth and a crack with black yarn  (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

The Owl Be Warm Hat is such a fabulous hat for your winter wardrobe!! Use Hygge Yarn from Red Heart Yarns to add mounds of texture to this fluffy piece! Change things up with this hat to make it uniquely your own–Eye color, Pom Poms, and yarn color can give this owl different characteristics! Even if you don’t want the owl look, you can create a plain hat with poms and crocodile stitch earflaps and still have a wonderful hat! This hat is sure to be a real “hoot” in a crowd!!

 

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Michaels Knitting & Crochet

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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 Hygge Yarn in the colors Pearl (2 skeins), Almond (scraps), and Aloe (scraps)
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird in the colors Stiletto and Linen (small amounts
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown (Small amount for beak)
2 Matching Pom Poms
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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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
-The hat i demonstrate in the video tutorial is 8 inches long and 22 inches circumference.
-We are making all the pieces separate and then sewing them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-For teen size, make your foundation chain of 25 chains
-For a child size, make your foundation chain of 23 chains
-For a baby size, make your foundation chain of 21 chains
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.


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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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat shell:
With Hygge in Pearl

Chain 32 (or any amount that will fit half of the head circumference)
Rnd 1: DC in 3rd ch and across, put 3 DC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, DC across and put 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. (62 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything here and throughout), DC in each st around. (62)

Rnds 3-12: Repeat Rnd 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ear Flaps: (Make 2)
With Hygge in Pearl
Ch 7
Row 1: 2DC in 5th chain from hook, *Chain 1, DC in the last Ch, Chain, Turn.

Row 2: Chain 1, *5 DC around the next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of 2nd DC, Slip Stitch into the next DC, turn. (1 crocodile stitch made)

Row 3: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, *Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in last slip stitch (which is the ch 1 from previous row),  Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 5: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 7: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next sl st, ch 1, DC in eye of crocodile st, ch 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, Turn.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the next DC, Sl st to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of Hat Feathers:
(Make the backside feathers using the same exact concept as the ear flaps but make 14 rows total)
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Beak:
With Super Saver in Warm Brown
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: 3 SC in stitch, Ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3

Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Continue to SC down the diagonal side of the beak and up the other diagonal side of the beak. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing when you reach the top of the beak.

Eyes: Make 2
With Chic Sheep in Stiletto
Ch 2 (or start with magic ring)

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off and change color to Hygge in Aloe

Rnd 3: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next St, SC in next st] 6 times, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off. (18)
Change color to Chic Sheep Linen

Rnd 4: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC. (24)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, fasten off with long tail for sewing. (30)

Eyelids:
With Hygge in Linen
Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next ch, Sl st in last ch, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in first st, SC in next, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew backside feathers on the back of your hat, Sew the earflaps to each side of your hat, Sew eyes, eyelids, and beak to front of hat, Surface Single Crochet eyebrows to your hat (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Add 2 fur poms to the top corners of your hat, Add braids to the ear flaps of your hat. Weave in all ends.


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

 


It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It didn’t matter – girl or boy – we would still be filled with the same joy!! We are over the moon excited to announce that we are having a….

 

Thank you for sharing in the joy of this experience. We are so happy!!

My mom found the onsie on Etsy, you can see it here.

The tutorial for the baby booties is coming soon!!

~Nate and Nadia

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

It’s no secret that my battle with my health has been mostly an uphill one. Numerous surgeries have taken their toll on my body for the past ten years as I continue my fight. My Crohn’s disease has to be considered in every facet of my existence. My life, daily decisions, activity, diet, my body, and my future are ruled by this illness and how it will affect my daily living. After ten years, it is “Normal for Nadia” to be at the mercy of this condition. It just is that way. Like a habit, living with severe Crohn’s disease becomes part of my routine.

Doctor appointments, daily meds, regular testing, procedures, and so many details have worked their way into the fiber of my ordinary existence. Even getting married in March was overshadowed by the very real possibility that I may end up sick or in the hospital on our wedding day. It’s just the reality of living with chronic illness. Fortunately, adrenaline was my friend on March 17, 2018 and it helped carry my aching body through the day without incident! Our wedding was the most glorious day ever. Sure, I paid for it afterwards, but I would do all of that 1,000 times over just to relive that beautiful day!

Hardcore family planning

Nate and I always knew we wanted a family, we also knew that it would not be an easy path to having one. Several months after getting married, we sought help from my doctors to find out if I can safely support a pregnancy since I have such a challenging health history. I underwent a series of tests, some incredibly invasive (dignity be damned). A team of specialists were assembled to oversee my care if we were able to get pregnant. According to all these insane tests, there was no reason, despite my health battle, that I couldn’t get pregnant. We were so relieved! We were aware it would be very risky; the warnings from the medical staff came across loud and clear, but we have confidence in the high-risk team overseeing my care. They were very realistic but also reassuring. I was facing my 28th birthday, and although we weren’t aggressively trying, we weren’t being careful either. So, in early November–two days after my birthday–with symptoms that screamed that I might be pregnant, I went to the store and bought a half dozen pregnancy tests.

My internal dialogue was: “I just spent a small fortune on something I  am going to pee on. Who cares!??? I need answers!”

It all comes down to a (+) sign

It was a Friday afternoon, November 9th. My friend Sarah was coming to town for a visit, and I was planning on picking her up at the bus station in a few minutes. I only had a small window to privately check out my pregnancy suspicions. So like millions of women before me, I peed on the stick and nervously waited through the minutes that could change everything. I was pacing, nervous and fidgety. How do you distract yourself for those moments without constantly checking if you have your answer? If “a watched pot never boils,” does frantically fanning a pee stick prolong the results?! Because that 5 minutes felt like a flippin’ lifetime!

The test read (+) and I freaked out! I  called my mom on Skype immediately, and I was hyperventilating and crying and couldn’t get out what I needed to say. I completely freaked her out because she thought something tragic had happened. I couldn’t speak, and my dramatic reaction had her thinking the worst. I was able to show her the pregnancy test and get her expert opinion on what it was saying. (Like I didn’t already know, right?!) Were these tests saying what I thought they were saying?  Of course they were, but I needed Dr. Mom!!! She talked me through it and asked me what Nate said about it…

Oh. My. Gosh. Nate!!! I had yet to tell Nate! How did I not think of that?

She suggested that maybe I should have called him first! Oh my goodness, absolutely! I was a bit of a frantic mess. Where’s my coat?! I’m wearing it. Where are my keys?! In my hand! I had only a few minutes because Sarah’s bus was about to arrive!  I jumped in the car and decided to stop at his work! Woops! Was that a stop sign? Just kidding! I am grateful I didn’t receive a citation on the way to tell my husband!

We are having a baby… What do we do now?

Nate came out to the car and I had the test stick in a Ziploc bag. I told him I have to tell him something and without asking, he just said, “You’re pregnant.” I cried, I laughed, and I shoved the pee stick in the Ziploc at him and told him to look at it. We were so happy! He said he had a strong feeling. He knew. What emotions! So high, but then reality started to sink in like “What are we going to do now”? Even though we didn’t know what direction to take at that exact moment, we would figure it out together. We called my mom again from the car in the parking lot at Nate’s work. After talking to her, we knew I had to see my doctors first. We had to keep this quiet for a while. By all calculations, I was only about six to seven weeks along. Things were so precarious with my health and we wanted to make sure the pregnancy was viable and baby was healthy. We also needed to be sure I was fully healthy enough to actually support a pregnancy. On a scale from one to ten our emotions were off the chart. What ARE we going to do now?! GAHHH! WE ARE HAVING A BABYYYY!!

Game Face and A No Colon Surprise Party

Nate went back to work, and I had to pick up Sarah. How was I going to keep a straight face? How do I keep this from my best friend? Although I was busting to tell her to the point I was getting twitchy, I knew I couldn’t. I am the WORST at keeping a secret, God knows, and it was stressful to not blurt it out! I put on my best game face and decided to get it out of my mind (yeah, right!) and enjoy the weekend. Little did I know that the reason Sarah was really coming to visit was because my mom, Nate, Sarah and Nida were planning a surprise party to celebrate my birthday tied into a No Colon, Still Rollin’ – 10 years later party! WHAT IS HAPPENING!??? Saturday afternoon my entire family and all my friends surprised me and I couldn’t say a word to any of them! I ate three poop emoji cupcakes just from the stress of it all. Only Nate and my parents knew, and I couldn’t talk to them with everyone around! Again, ALL THE EMOTIONS!!!

Thank goodness for poop emoji cupcakes. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Well, it’s true! We’re pregnant.

I scheduled my first appointment and we had our first ultrasound. I knew going into this that it wouldn’t be easy. Nausea, heartburn, extreme fatigue, restless legs, extremely sensitive boobs that have grown 10 times their size, body pains off the charts, visits to the ER to check scary symptoms caused by adhesions from past surgical scar tissue, phantom sharp pains in my non-existent anus, my ostomy is shifting to the side as my tummy begins to grow, the scars on my tummy are being stretched, back pain, sciatic pain, vivid dreams and nightmares, itchiness, sleeplessness, aversion to certain foods, no appetite to ravishing hunger, even more profound vitamin deficiency (particularly folic acid and magnesium), chronic asthma symptoms to the point I need my rescue inhaler constantly and now a nebulizer, and more issues are plaguing me night and day, and I’m only past my first trimester!

But, it’s all worth it.

Especially at that very moment when we saw our baby on the ultrasound.

Suddenly, it all became real. We heard the heartbeat and we laughed and cried.

We called it our “little bean.”

We instantly fell in love.

Our baby is due in June 2019, and our hearts are so full.

What now, doc?

We had our first minor complication. There was a subchorionic hemorrhage (a blood clot) that was found on the ultrasound. The doctor said it happens in implantation, and unless I had excessive bleeding (I was only having some bleeding), not to worry too much about it, and it would be monitored.  I also had to cease a bunch of my medications. In stopping the meds, I risk some complications, but I have been managing things pretty well. One medication I can’t stop is my biologic injection. I am so worried about taking it, but I can’t risk getting sick to the point it would put me and baby in danger. My team has warned me over and over not to stop it.

I have to be truthful, I was contemplating stopping my biologic injection. The grave warnings from all my doctors have me reconsidering as I face having to take it this week. There is no evident risk to baby, but to me, if I stop, it would be very grave. I could become too ill and not be well enough to sustain the pregnancy, putting both of us at risk. Every doctor concurs. I do have to stop taking it at thirty weeks into the pregnancy to best insure that baby comes into this world the strongest and healthiest it can be. I am concerned without the protection of any medication to control my disease, my body won’t cooperate. I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am scared. I won’t lie, I know what I am facing, and I know it will be worth it, but I also know this isn’t going to be an easy journey. Nothing this wonderful ever is. I have learned this lesson over and over in my life; I am familiar with how this goes. I am familiar with the bargaining process.

Now we are three!

We are now in the planning stage. I am almost 14 weeks pregnant, and have been following all the doctors’ instruction and am closely monitored. I am also chronicling my pregnancy on The Bump Phone App! According to the app, today our baby is about the size of a lemon! I have regular doctor appointments both with my standard team as well as a high-risk OB-GYN in Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of docs overseeing our care! They are so thorough. My last appointment with the specialist was two hours! We are in great hands, and we’re hopeful that things will continue to go well. I just pray that I stay healthy and strong for our little sweet pea. My heart is so full and all I want is to provide the best for this tiny baby despite my challenges.

Merry Christmas to Us!

We told Nyle, Nabeel, Samantha and Des over Thanksgiving. We also went to visit Nate’s dad and gave him a special “Grandpa” shirt.

We also told Nate’s brothers that weekend, too.  Other than immediate family and a couple close friends, we decided to wait and reveal our news to everyone else over Christmas! Our family and friends are elated, and some told me they “just had that feeling!”

Today, I wanted to share this with our YARNutopians now that our extended families and close friends received the news. Now, my crochet project list grows! Baby stuff galore! I already have some baby projects on our agenda! What an exciting year of crochet we have ahead of us! I hope to continue with our filming and projects as long as I can and will continue after baby’s arrival! We all have so much to look forward to in the New Year. Not only are we expecting a new addition, but my brother and his wife are also expecting a new baby in January! So many reasons to crochet! Haha! I am excited and filled with joy to share our news with all of you. Cheers to 2019! Thanks for being with us on this crazy and wonderful journey!

“You are so loved, little one.”

~Your Mommy and Daddy

~Nadia and Nate

Memory Lane 2018

Memory Lane 2018

Each year, at this time I find myself becoming very reflective. I look back and see how far I have come in the past 12 months. This particular year has been a year of big changes and growth not only here on YARNutopia, but in my personal life as well. The following blogs are my top memories of 2018.

#8:

One of the highlights of the past year was day-trippin’ through three states just for yarn. We are all crazy like that…amiright? Follow this link below to read about this fun adventure I had with my mom!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/07/17/nadia-goes-on-a-yarn-hop/

#7:

Well it is no secret that 2018 was a BIG year for me! As we work our way through these memories, one of the best parts was getting to share my wedding day with my squad! My girls lived all over the globe, and it was such a special event for us to all get together for my wedding. Sarah came from Comoros, Africa, Nida arrived from Texas (and now is studying medicine in the Caribbean!!), and Samantha lives on the complete opposite side of the state from me. My wedding was one day where all my beauties could be with me and share in my joy. To commemorate this occasion, I made each of my bridesmaids these beautiful shawls! This memory is such a special one that holds such a dear place in my heart. Click the link below to read all about it and to discover the pattern for a great shawl!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/30/gifts-for-my-bridesmaids/

 

#6:

2018 we launched our first mailing list! I did my first email blast and sent out a fun newsletter! So much to share in the new year so be sure to follow the link below so you too can be part of my email inner circle!
https://yarnutopia.com/newsletter/

 

#5:

Oh boy! One of the most hilarious and wild weekends I had this past year was a trip to Chicago for Stitches Midwest! That was one weekend I will never forget! Have you attended one of these events? If not you will have to check it out! Go to the blog below and be sure to read all about our weekend adventure with The Marly Bird, Erin Lane, Leon Alexander and so many others! I still smile when I think of all the fun!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/08/29/stitches-midwest-my-first-time/

#4:

Drop everything and hear this! 2018 was EPIC in more ways than I can count! You know why?? Because this year marked my 10th year without a colon. You know the old saying No Colon, Still Rollin’ – yeah, I know that one isn’t popular among the masses, but that one is practically my life motto! LOL That is because I am living it! 10 years of an insane roller coaster ride with illness that has pretty much commandeered my life. It hasn’t always been pretty, but I have survived, for 10 years, and I thank God every day. I’m not cryin’ nope, not me 😢 It really is a miracle. There’s not much more to say than that. Go read about it…
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/30/ten-years-later/

#3:

Ok, well, we all know that my list of fave memories of the past year can’t pass us by without paying a bit of homage to Halloween! Each year, I try to outdo my past costume ensembles, and this year was definitely a challenge. So much thought, planning and preparations go into making these costumes that Nate and I wear each year. Nate was born to wear that Oompa Loompa Costume! We always have so much fun and enjoy bringing this to our YARNutopians each and every year! We already are thinking ahead to 2019. I wonder what’s in store for us next year?! Go check out more great pictures of our costumes here:
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/11/happy-halloween-2018/

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

#2:

Queue the ooooooohhs and ahhhhhhs! Seriously one of the best memories of 2018 was adding these two furballs to our family! We rescued Fern and Jade in April 2018, and for the past 8 months they have brought so much joy and happiness to our home and our lives. I know you will all be seeing them much more in the year ahead. They love the camera! Read about how we rescued these two kitties and how excited we are to have them!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/04/08/meet-jade-and-fern/

#1:

Ok, so our countdown to the best memory in 2018 goes without saying…It was our wedding. I crocheted so many details for our big day and here I share all the highlights along with some special photos of our wonderful event. Thank you all for being part of not only this special day, but the journey of this past year. I love that you are a part of all these memories! ♥ ♥
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/15/its-all-in-the-details-crochet-wedding-flowers/

 

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and letting me stroll down memory lane. The holidays always bring out the nostalgia in me as I look back at all that lead me to this moment and look to what is ahead. Stay tuned for many more exciting events in the new year!! Thank you for joining me on this memorable, yarn-filled journey!

Share in the comments some of your memories of the past year and what is in store for you in the year ahead!

~Nadia

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

A mitten gift card holder is a perfect way to showcase your gift for those hard to buy for people on your list! This 11th Day of Christmas projects is easy and fun and will add just the right personal touch.

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cute mitten:

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Amore
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-Work in the BLO of this whole pattern

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
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Mitten

With Red
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (this forms a large ring), SC in each ch around. (30 sts)
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnds 2-7: SC in each st around
Rnd 8: Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.
Rnd 9: SC in each of the next 3 chs and in each st around. (30 sts)
Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around.
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Thumb:
Attach Red to any stitch around the thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC 8 sts evenly around the thumb hole.
Rnds 2-3: SC around
Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 4 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Mitten Cuff:
Work on opposite side of foundation chain row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
With white
Rnds 1-2: SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Be sure all ends are hidden. Insert a gift card into the mitten. Adorn a gift box with this topper or add it to a card!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

Holiday Garland is the next project on our 12 Days of Christmas journey!

 

 

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

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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 Yarn in White and Red
Pipe Cleaner
Pom Maker
H-5.00mm 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.

Candy Cane

Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Start With White,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: SC in next st, change color after this st to Red, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 3, Change color to white, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 4: Change color to Red, SC in next 7 sts
(Add pipe cleaner at or near round 9 and continue working)
Rnds 5-18: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Bend to make it look like a candy cane.

Peppermint Candy: (Make 2)
With White
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC
Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in same st, change color to Red, DC in same st, *Change color to white, DC in next st, Change color to Red, DC in same st as last st, repeat from * around. After last Red st, change back to white and Sl st to first DC.
Fasten off first one with long tail. Fasten off second one with short tail.

Assembly:
Sew Peppermint pieces together. Hide yarn ends on the inside.
Make a bunch of each piece and make some poms and add it all to a long braid or rope for garland!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

It’s December! We are beginning our 12 Days of Christmas project! Wisconsin is in for a major snowstorm tonight! Time to grab your hook and get going on this adorable Polar Bear Cup Cozy! It’s perfect for dressing up all your hot beverages! Pair these with a gift card and they make fantastic stocking stuffers. So let’s get cozy and make some today!

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

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Grey and Blaack
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This mug cozy is for a standard sized travel mug
-Use different colors for a teddy bear design or a black bear design!

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

Pattern:

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

 

Cup Cozy

With White and G sized hook
Ch 34 or any even number that will fit around your mug.
Work in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * SC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1 Sk st, repeat from * around.
Rnds 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ears: MAKE 2
Ch 2
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (8)
Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly:
Sew Ears to Top of Cup Cozy

Eyes: Make 2 with Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Behind Nose: Using Dusty Grey
Work in Continuous Rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose: With black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Sew eyes, back of nose, and nose to cup cozy. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Lastly, Embroider the mouth below the nose.
Weave in all ends.

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

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