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12 Days of Christmas: Santa Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Santa Ornament

This Santa Ornament is our tenth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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
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 any colors you want. I used Cherry Red, Buff, Black, and White
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide

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.

Santa
With Cherry Red
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: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 6-10: SC in each st around. (30)
Rnd 11: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Change color to tan/Buff
Rnds 13-17: SC in each st around. (18)
Add eyes to round 15 or 16
Stuff piece and go onto closing the top
Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

Hat:
With Cherry Red
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts around. (7)
Rnd 7: Repeat Round 6. (8)
Rnd 8: Repeat Round 6. (9)
Rnd 9: Repeat Round 6. (10)
Rnd 10: Repeat Round 6. (11)
Rnd 11: Repeat Round 6. (12)
Rnd 12: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 13: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color to White
Rnds 14-15: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 16: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Attach beard yarns around bottom of face and fray out yarn to make beard fluffy. Cut to your liking.
Sew hat to head and add pom to end of hat.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

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12 Days of Christmas: Wreath Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Wreath Ornament

This Wreath Ornament is our ninth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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
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 any colors you want. I used Paddy Green, Cherry Red and various other colors for flecks of color
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 2 inches tall and 2 inches wide

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.

Wreath: Make 2
With Paddy Green
Ch 12, sl st to first ch to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, SC in each ch around (work in the chains, not into the ring), sl st to first st (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch up 1, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Rnd 3: Ch up 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 12 times, sl st to first st. (36)
Fasten off first one with short tail
Fasten off second one with long tail.

Bow: With Red
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2-3: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Fasten off with long tail.

Assembly:
Add flecks of colored yarn to one side of the wreath piece. Sew the two pieces together and stuff. Sew center circle closed. Wrap bow with yarn and attach to ornament. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Sheep Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Sheep Ornament

This Sheep Ornament is our eighth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Aran, Dusty Gray, and Black
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 3 inches wide

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

Pattern:

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

Body: Make 2
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: [2 SC in next, SC in next] 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: SC in next, [Sk 1 st, 6 DC in next st, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] 7 times, SC in last sts, Sl st in next st.
For first one, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
For second one, fasten off with short tail.

Head: With Dusty Gray
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 next st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4-5: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Legs: With Dusty Gray
Make 2
Work in BLO and continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: With Dusty Gray
Make 2
Ch 5
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook SC in next, HDC in next, DC in last ch
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew head to one side of body, embroider eyes and nose with black yarn, Sew ears to head/body. Sew body front and back together, stuff the piece before closing it completely.
Use the video tutorial to learn how to attach all the pieces.
Sew on the legs.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Cactus Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Cactus Ornament

This Cactus Ornament is our seventh pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Paddy Green, Jade, Gold, Light Orchid and White
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 4.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide

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
HDC: Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Cactus:

Large Piece:
With Paddy Green
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Rows 2-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Fasten off with long tail and sew up seam, then cinch top closed.
Turn right side out.

Arms:
With Paddy Green Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Do not fasten off, Fold in half and SC up the seam (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
SC in 1st 4, SC4TOG, SC in last 4 (curve made)
Fasten off and cinch top closed.
Turn right side out.

Bottom circle: With Paddy Green
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, SC in next] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Stuff the cactus and attach the arms and the bottom circle.
Use the video tutorial to learn how to make the poms and attach the “garland across the cactus” also make “tick” marks to give detail of cactus.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Mitten Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Mitten Ornament

This Mitten Ornament is our sixth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Cherry Red and white
Button
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 3 inches wide

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
HDC: Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Mitten
Work in BLO and continuous rounds
With Red
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 4-7: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in next 15 sts. (18)
Rnd 9: SC in each of the next 3 chs, SC in next 15 sts. (18)
Rnd 10: SC in each st around, fasten off and change color to white.
Rnd 11: With white, attach to same st you fastened off with, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (18)
Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times, sl st to first st. (12)
Rnd 13: SC in each st around, sl st to first st.
Fasten off weave in ends.

Thumb:
Attach Red yarn to thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC in each st around
Rnds 2-3: SC in each st around
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Use the video tutorial to learn how to make this whole piece and how to sew on button
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Reindeer Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Reindeer Ornament

This Reindeer Ornament is our fifth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Cherry Red, Buff, Warm Brown, and Black
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 4 inches tall and 4 inches wide

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
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.

Nose: With Red
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first HDC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: Make 2 in Buff
Ch 8
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last ch, Ch 2, Sl st in same last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sl st in last.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Antlers:
Make 2 in Warm Brown
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Large part:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times. (9)
Rnds 3-9: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Small part:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Head:
With Buff
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 11
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across, put 2 SC in last st. Insert Stitch marker to mark your rounds (22)
Rnd 2: 1 SC in each st around
Rnd 3: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts]2 times. (20)
Rnds 4-7: SC in each st around. (20)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts] 2 times. (18)
Rnds 9-10: SC in each st around. (18)
Before going onto next steps, sew nose, add French Knots for eyes, sew on ears.
Stuff your piece and go onto next round
Rnd 11: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff any extra that will fit.
Rnd 12: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew on Antlers

Assembly:
Use the video tutorial to learn how to make this whole piece and how to attach each piece.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Bulb Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Bulb Ornament

This Christmas Bulb Ornament is our fourth pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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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 any colors you want. I used Light Gray and Cherry Red
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide

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.

 

 

Light:
With Cherry Red
Work in BLO and continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times. (9)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times. (12)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6-9: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 11: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times. (9)
Change to Light Gray Yarn
Rnd 12-13: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 3 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Owl Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Owl Ornament

This adorable Owl Ornament is our third pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for the owl lover in your life!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Light Gray, Paddy Green, Black, White, and Cherry Red
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide

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
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.

 

Wings:
Make 2 in Paddy Green
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 HDC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 4 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Beak:
With Cherry Red
Ch 4
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in last ch
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Add a white fleck of yarn in the eyes for detail.

Body:
With Light Gray
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 11
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across, put 2 SC in last st. Insert Stitch marker to mark your rounds (22)
Rnd 2-12: 1 SC in each st around
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 2 times. (20)
Attach appliqué pieces
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times. (16)
Stuff body and continue onto next round
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 4 times. (12)
Stuff body a little more if needed
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions to sew everything together.
Sew the appliques on he owl before closing it up completely.
Add two ties on the top corners of the “ears” (See photos 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

 

12 Days of Christmas: Colorful Tree Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Colorful Tree Ornament

This layered rainbow Christmas Tree Ornament is our second pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package!!

 

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

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 any colors you want. I used Gold, Warm Brown, Royal, Violet, Cherry Red, Perfect Pink, Coral, Spring Green, Medium Thyme, Hunter Green, Pool, Blue
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide

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
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.

 

Circle Number 1: Make 1
In Royal
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first SC
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 2: Make 2
(Make 1 in Violet and 1 in Cherry Red)
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)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 3: Make 2
(Make 1 in Perfect Pink and 1 in Coral)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 4: Make 2
(Make 1 in Spring Green and 1 in Medium Thyme)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 5: Make 2
(Make 1 in Hunter Green and 1 in Pool)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 6: Make 2
(Make 1 in Blue and 1 in Royal)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 7: Make 2
(Make 1 in Violet and 1 in Cherry Red)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Circle Number 8: Make 2
(Make 1 in Perfect Pink and 1 in Coral)
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Trunk: Make 1
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Star: Make 1 in Gold
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 4, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions to sew everything together.
Sew layers of circles through the center of each circle. Tie knots on the top and bottom to secure the layers.
Stuff trunk and sew to bottom layer of tree
Sew star to the top of the tree.
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

 

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Week December 1-7

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Week December 1-7

December 1-7 is one week out of the year that is designated to Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness. So, as a voice for building awareness and being an advocate for myself and patients battling this debilitating disease, I wanted to share with you a few facts about these diseases. I know this is not crochet related, but the reason I started crochet was to help cope with my illness and also help pass the time in the hospital when I would be in for months at a time.

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It affects the entire gastrointestinal tract and can affect anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

Ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine/colon, and rectum. Symptoms include Inflammation and ulcers, diarrhea, internal bleeding, fatigue, fevers, abdominal pain and cramping, reduced appetite leading to significant weight loss. Complications from this disease and sometimes treatments can be life threatening!

THERE IS NO CURE.

 

Oftentimes serious drugs like chemotherapies and biologics are needed and/or drastic surgeries are necessary to stave off the progression of the disease. Most people who suffer from these diseases can appear “normal” or “healthy” from their outward appearance, but are silently suffering from the inside. Many are among our friends, family, co-workers, community members – millions of people worldwide have some form of IBD!!!!

It is an invisible illness that oftentimes is not discussed in everyday company. Unless you know ME or someone who has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis you may have never heard of these before.

 

Have questions? Want to learn more? Ask me anything-I am an open book when trying to educate about this topic. One thing over the years I have learned is there is no shame battling illness and the stigma surrounding it. I may not look it, but I am battling this disease Every. Single. Day. It affects nearly every aspect of my life. I am not alone. I have so many friends suffering!! I am devastated to say people were lost by complications of this disease.

If we can educate just one person through our journey, through disease, then our suffering is not in vain and there is some purpose in all we have gone through and continue to face. Please, Please take time to learn more this week (and beyond) and understand how devastating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis really is.

Crohn’s disease has impacted every aspect of my life including School, Employment, Relationships (Romantic or Familial), Socially, Financially, and Emotionally.

You can find more information about these inflammatory bowel diseases at CCFA.org

12 Days of Christmas: Gift Box Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Gift Box Ornament

This little Gift Box Ornament is our first pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package!!

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

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:

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. I used Paddy Green and Cherry Red
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This mini gift box measures about 2 inches by 2 inches

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.

Gift Box
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
With Red
Ch 11
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across, put 2 SC in last st. Insert Stitch marker to mark your rounds (22)
Rnd 2-9: 1 SC in each st around
F/O With long tail for sewing after Round 9.

Assembly step:
Stuff the square and sew it closed.

Ribbon:
Ch 17
SC in 2nd Ch and across
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bow:
Ch 6
SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions to sew on the ribbon and bow to the square puff.
Weave in all ends.
Add a strand of yarn or a ribbon to make this into an ornament.

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

 

Taking Crochet to Elementary School

Taking Crochet to Elementary School

YARNutopia was invited to share about our love of crochet at High Interest Day sponsored at a local Elementary School. High Interest Day (HID) is a way to expose kids to things they may learn to love. It’s also a way for students to see people who have worked hard and created careers based on their passions. We spent the morning talking about crochet and how my parents and I have made this small idea into a fun and inspiring career, blogging and vlogging YouTube crochet tutorials. It was a morning that flew by because, like it is always said, “time flies when you’re having fun!” And FUN was had by all.

My sister-in-law, Samantha, is a kindergarten teacher, and the school where she teaches hosted this dynamic event. She was part of the committee that organized this interactive day filled with many demonstrations where kids could participate and learn through hands-on activities. From chemistry fun, crochet demonstrations, yoga instruction, learning about snakes, or decorating cookies, each segment offered the opportunity to get the children involved in thinking creatively of ways to make hobbies and activities they love into a possible ‘someday’ career. With so many bloggers making careers on the internet, it was a good fit to participate and teach children how they can develop a craft and turn it into a career. The children were various ages ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade.

The kids were given the chance to participate in three workshops throughout the day. They could pick their top five choices of offered interests, and then they were assigned to attend three of those top choices. In our workshop we had three different 40 minute sessions with approximately 12 children in each group. It was a perfect size to give every child a chance to work with yarn and a crochet hook. They loved getting a feel of how it is to crochet and create with YARN!

 

The classroom I was teaching in offered me access to the internet as well as a document camera, or doc cam, to project my hands on a big screen to help the kids see up close. I started out sharing what I do and how I began crocheting as well as sharing photos of my various projects. The Beauty and the Beast costumes and baby items were big hits with everyone. It was fun to hear the kids shout “You made THAT!!!??” And then following that with “I want to learn how to make stuff like that!”

My dad was hamming it up with the kids when I was sharing how my videos demonstrate the patterns. I used my Watermelon Bib as an example and had a prototype of the bib to show the ‘finished product.’ Of course, being my dad, he has to add his silly antics and get the kids laughing. And laugh they did when they saw a grown man modeling a baby bib!! I was able to play the video while showing the children basics of what I do, how we film, walking step-by-step through a tutorial and skipping to the end, ending up with a great finished product.

Once we covered those basics it was time to get hands on! We provided crochet hooks and yarn balls for each child and I demonstrated using the doc cam on how to make a basic chain. My parents, Samantha, and I were able to go around to each child and help them with this technique. The classroom ran the gamut of emotions once we got started. In each group, there were kids who caught on right away, others not so much, and a couple even ended up near or in tears. It pretty much sounds like all of us when we start out crocheting for the first time, am I right??


Samantha explained there’s a huge emphasis in education right now on helping students develop a “growth mindset.” Learning a new skill is a great way for them to understand that mistakes help them learn and that they need to push past frustration and setbacks if they want to grow. We saw that in our sessions with students who cried or got frustrated. They’re working on developing grit and learning it’s okay if something doesn’t come easily the first time they try. From an educational standpoint, that’s what HID is about. We watched many push through and stick with it to accomplish making a foundation chain. Once they were able to get the hang of it, we fastened off and made the chain into a bracelet. They were pretty excited about this small take-away from the session.

Over half of the students have families who work very hard to meet their basic needs, and these students may not have the opportunities or resources to explore their interests. HID is an opportunity for them to explore possibilities that were presented in these sessions that they may have never considered otherwise. The program was appreciated by all, and it meant a lot to the kids and has lasting impact.
Volunteering and participating in these activities can really take the art and craft of crochet to an entirely new level. The beauty of what we do can reach further than the items we create. It can open up a whole new world.

On this day of Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for this experience to share my passion with so many children that were as eager to learn as I was to teach. In a world that is not always kind, I was given such a gift and watched kids of all ages work together helping one another as they learned to crochet. It is a moment that warmed my heart and will stay with me for a long time to come.

I want to extend a special Thank You to my sister-in-law Samantha, the school, and especially the children for the invitation and welcome I was given as a presenter for HID. I appreciate being provided a platform to explore this opportunity and share my craft with everyone. It means so much to me to get involved in such an important program and share the love of crochet with so many growing minds. I loved it!

~Nadia


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Crochet Tutorial: Razzle Dazzle Chunky Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Razzle Dazzle Chunky Hat

When Extra Chunky Hats are all the rave, but cost an arm and a leg, we pull out our hooks and we make our very own! I’m introducing the Razzle Dazzle Chunky Hat!! Make it in a single strand (the hat with the pink pom) OR for an EXTRA chunky look make it with two strands of chunky yarn (the hat with the green pom). Whatever way you choose, you are going to raise your temp to extra warm with this fun, colorful hat!!

Follow along with 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 definitely 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.
Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need approximately 110 yards of yarn for this hat and will fit an ADULT.
-This hat measures 22 inches around the head and 11 inches long.
-You can use one or two strands of yarn in this project.
-Make your slip stitches loose so you can work in them in the next row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
View this blog (about halfway down the page) for other sizes so you can make other sizes of this design!

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Collage Yarn in Circus
Size 12mm Crochet Hook
Faux Fur Pom Poms
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
3rd Loop of the HDC is explained in the video tutorial

Pattern:

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

Pattern:
You can use 1 strand of yarn or 2 strands of yarn for this part:
Ch 16 (or any amount that is the height of the hat) See hat heights here!
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, HDC in the rest of the chs across, ch 1, turn. (15 sts)
Row 2: (WORKING IN THE 3rd LOOP of the HDC sts) HDC in each st until 3 sts remain, sl st in last 3 sts, See video tutorial for visual instructions, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 3: SC in the 1st 3 sts, (WORKING IN THE 3rd LOOP of the HDC sts) HDC in the rest of the sts on the row, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you need to make your piece. (I ended on row 24), you need to end on a repeat of row 3 before you fasten off.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew up back seam and cinch top closed.
Weave in ends.

Brim:
Attach ONE STRAND of yarn to the brim of the hat
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, SC evenly around the brim (I SC’d 24 sts around), Sl st to first SC.
Rnd 2: CH up 3 (counts as DC), DC in each st around, Sl st to ch up 3 st.
Rnd 3: Ch up 2 (does not count as anything), FPDC on Ch up 3 st from previous rnd, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew in all loose ends, and attach large pom to add on top! (Get the pom I used here!)

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Two-Toned Cable Boot Cuffs

Crochet Tutorial: Two-Toned Cable Boot Cuffs

I love making patterns that are two-for-one special deals. My Two-Toned Cable Boot Cuffs make the perfect combination of two fun fashion accessories in one fabulous pattern!! Wear one way to match your outfit today and flip them over to match a different outfit you are wearing tomorrow! You can’t beat that! There are tips in the video tutorial for making these in any size! They make great stocking stuffers!!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to make these boot cuffs:

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Pattern:

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

Materials You will need:
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Berry
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
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 and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-The written pattern is for a calf size that measures 12 inches around. You can chain any multiple of 6 to fit around your own leg.
-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn total.

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

Make 2 

With Color 1 (Rose Blush)
Ch 36 or any multiple of 6 that wraps around your calf
Sl st to first ch to form a large ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in next ch and each ch around, sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *SK 2 sts, FPDC on next 2 sts, FPDC on Skipped Sts, DC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * around, end with FPDC on skipped sts, sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnd 3: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC on next 4 sts, DC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnds 4-13: Repeat Rnds 2-3
Rnd 14: Ch up 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st. (36) Change color after this round.
Rnd 15: With Color 2 (Berry), Ch up 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st.
Rnd 16: Ch up 3, DC in next st and each st around, sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnds 17-28: Repeat Rnds 2-3
Rnd 29: Ch up 1, SC in each st around, Sl st to first st.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Flip your work around and work this last round along your foundation row
SC in each ch of your foundation row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Winter Chic Slippers

Crochet Tutorial: Winter Chic Slippers

I love to be warm and cozy during the cold winter months. I love chunky blankets, over-sized sweaters and soft, comfy slippers. My Winter Chic Slippers are one way to keep toasty while you curl up on the couch with your crochet or a good book on these longer nights. Thick and warm, made with Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep Yarn in beautiful fall colors, these slippers are great to add to your winter wardrobe. Make these in any combination of colors!! With the holidays right around the corner, red, green, and white slippers would be perfect for kids on Christmas morning! In my video tutorial, I explain how to make these in all different sizes! 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these slippers:

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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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 Yarn in Suede (3 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in Linen (1 skein)
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in Sunset (1 skein)
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
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 and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-The written pattern is for a size 7.5/8 US Women’s Size Shoe. You can adjust the size for measurements.
-Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time throughout the whole pattern.
-This project uses 860 yards of yarn total.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
5DC Cluster: [YO, Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, Pull through 2 loops] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Cluster made.

Pattern:

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

Make 2 

**USE 2 STRANDS OF YARN FOR THIS WHOLE PROJECT**
With your main color (Suede):
Ch 36 or any even number that measures the length around your calf

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and across, turn. (35)
(WS) Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as first DC), 5DC Cluster in very next st, Ch 1, sk 1, *5 DC cluster in next st, Ch 1, sk 1, Repeat from * across, end with DC in last st, fasten off with long tail for sewing and change color. Turn.
(RS) Row 3: Attach color 2 (Sunset) yarn in last DC from previous row, Ch up 1, SC in same st, 2 SC in each ch 1 sp  across, ending with 1 SC between last cluster and last st, and SC in last st, turn (35)
Row 4: (Color: Sunset) Repeat Row 2
Row 5: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 3
Row 6: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 2
Row 7: (Color: Suede) Repeat Row 3
Row 8: (Color: Suede) Repeat Row 2
Row 9: (Color: Sunset) Repeat Row 3
Row 10: (Color: Sunset) Repeat Row 2
Row 11: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 3
Row 12: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 2
Row 13: (Color: Suede) Repeat Row 3
Row 14: (Color: Suede) Repeat Row 2
Row 15: (Color: Sunset) Repeat Row 3
Row 16: (Color: Sunset) Repeat Row 2
Row 17: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 3
Row 18: (Color: Linen) Repeat Row 2
Fasten off.

Assembly step:
Sew the sides together INSIDE OUT so you have a seam up the back (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Flip Right side OUT and go on to making the top cuff.


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Top cuff:
Attach your main color yarn (Suede) on the back by the seam on the last stitch of the last row on the leg piece.
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, SC in same st, 2 SC in each ch 1 sp  around, ending with 1 SC between last cluster and last st, and SC in last st, sl st to first SC. (35)
Rnd 2: Ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around, sl st to first DC. (35)
Rnd 3: CH up 2 (does not count as anything), *FPDC on next st, BPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3
You can continue repeating round 3 if you want your cuff to be longer.
If you are happy with this height, fasten off, weave in ends.
Set this piece aside and go on to making the sole.


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Sole:
With Main color (Suede):
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 5: 1 SC in 1st st, SC in next 7 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 6-27: SC across, ch 1, turn (11) (Measures 7.5 inches at this point. If you need to make less rows if your feet are smaller or more rows to make it longer, you can continue until you are satisfied with the length, then go onto the instructions for row 28)
Row 28: SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (9)
Row 29: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)
Row 30: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 31: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (3)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.



Top of Foot:
With your main color (Suede)
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 2: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (14)

Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 12 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (16)

Row 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 14 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (18)

Row 9: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 16 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (20)

Row 10-24: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
If you need to make less rows if your feet are smaller or more rows to make it longer, you can continue until you are satisfied with the length, then go onto the instructions for dividing the leg opening.

Divide for Leg Opening:
Right Side:
Row 1: SC in 1st 8 sts, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 2-12: SC across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left Side:
Row 1: Sk 4 sts on Row 24 of foot, SC in remaining 8 sts, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 2-12: SC across, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Sl st to each st on right side (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew sole to top of foot piece, INSIDE OUT. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew these pieces together)
Weave in all ends.
Turn Right Side Out when you are done sewing the pieces together.

Ankle:
SC 35 sts evenly around ankle, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew Cuff to foot ankle part INSIDE OUT. See end of video tutorial for visual instructions.
Weave in all ends.
Make another one to complete the pair!

Enjoy!!

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My New Blocking Station Product Review

My New Blocking Station Product Review

I’ve always wanted a blocking unit for my crochet pieces. For someone like me having a handy tool like this makes my work a little easier. Recently, I received The BlocksAll Station from Chetnanigans. Chetnanigans has an Etsy Shop and is definitely worth the look. Today, I had the opportunity to give this product a try. Here is my assessment of this fun tool.

If you are like me, you have practiced many tricks when you are blocking your items. My tried and true way is to spritz a little water on my finished piece, shape it and pin it down on a towel using stick pins or stack my squares on skewers stuck in a Styrofoam block. Then, I leave my piece to dry overnight and wake up the next day to my item blocked, hopefully in the correct form I want. For larger projects this is still the best way I have found to achieve a decent result. However, there are times when making granny square items such as my G.G. Cardigan, my New Beginnings Afghan Block, or we all remember my colossal project the 365 Days of Granny Squares, when blocking single squares become necessary for the best appearance of an overall project. Not everything crochets up as neat and tidy as we hope. That is when the BlocksAll is great option to achieve these results. I set out to give this a test run and was not disappointed!

First, when the item arrived and I opened it, I was very happy to see how well this was packaged. Included were the board, a stand, stainless steel pins, and instructions, all neatly packed and secure on arrival. Seeing it for the first time was thrilling! I always get that excited feeling when a new crochet or craft item arrives at my doorstep. I am like a little child when I see the delivery driver pull up! Once it was opened, I was eager to give it a try!

I decided to give it a test run blocking some squares that I am making for a baby blanket. I sprayed my squares lightly with a bit of water before placing each square on the block. Although I blocked individual squares, you can stack them on the pins and do multiples at the same time. I think approximately 3-5 squares would fit stacked up. There are 50 stainless steel pins included in this set and there are a series of holes on the block. This is important as the placement of the holes make it easy to block items in a variety of sizes! The pins do not rust so if your item is damp, there will be no risk of rust getting on your pieces. It was a bit tough to insert the pins on the first try, but being as this is brand new, I suspect this will become easier the more I use this item. By the same token, the pins were a bit tough to remove once I was finished blocking. Again, with repeated use, this should rectify.

 

The BlocksAll is very sturdy, durable, and it has some weight to it. The stand has rubber grips for anti-slip if you want to stand it up while blocking your pieces. This is a nice feature when you need to apply a bit of force to either push the pins in or pull them out. Otherwise, there is felt on the back side of the BlocksAll station if you wish to lay it on a flat surface to do your blocking. One detail to point out that many will appreciate as I do, is that the pins are NOT sharp. I can’t tell you how many times when blocking my crochet items the standard way that I jabbed a stick pin into my fingertip or thumb and drew blood! It gives new meaning to putting blood, sweat, and tears into a project and hopefully, having this new item will take those elements out of the equation! There is no risk of that happening while using the BlocksAll pins! Another observation, you will want to store the pins in a small case. Because of the amount of pins included in this set (50), it will be a good idea to have a storage container for these small but important parts.

 

Once my pieces were blocked overnight, they came out perfectly shaped for my project!! The size of this board allows for pieces up to 12 inches x 12 inches to be blocked easily. I was so happy with the results of each square and they look perfect with the clean straight edge achieved from using this handy device! I love the look and they stack up nicely in piles waiting for me to sew them together! This is exciting stuff!
I love this wonderful gizmo and working with the Chetnanigans crew was a pleasure! Be sure to check out their Etsy site and all the great items they have for knitters and crocheters!! These would make a great gift for any crafter on your list–including yourself!

Also, be sure to use coupon code YARN15 to get a 15% discount on your purchase!!!  The discount code is only available until November 19th, 2017 so place your orders soon!! That is an AWESOME deal! You won’t be disappointed! Now back to making more squares and playing with my new toy!

~Nadia

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Public Speaking for a Media Summit

Public Speaking for a Media Summit

On Sunday November 5th, 2017, I had the pleasure of participating in the 2017 Collegiate Media Summit hosted by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. This summit highlights professionals across the media industry. I was invited to speak via Skype to the attendees on how I became a blogger and teacher on YouTube. Although quite nervous, I found it to be a very good experience and was thrilled to take part.

I’ve got friends in HIGH places

My friend, Dr. Dennis Frohlich, assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communications at Bloomsburg University, approached me some time ago to be a part of the summit. Some of you may remember if you followed my earlier blog posts that Dennis and I actually began blogging and video logging about inflammatory bowel diseases many years ago after meeting online. Early in my diagnosis, I started blogging and making videos discussing my journey through Crohn’s disease. During that same time, Dennis also started a channel on YouTube to talk about his journey through ulcerative colitis. We corresponded over our similar journey through illness. Together we decided to combine our channels and work together. In 2009 we began the United Colon Vlog. Our vlog (video log) provided education and awareness about inflammatory bowel diseases and it solidified a lifelong friendship.

The birth of YARNutopia

Those early days of vlogging helped lay the foundation for me to segue into starting YARNutopia. We decided to dissolve the UCVlog after five years of pioneering to bring a spotlight to IBD. Dennis was on to bigger and better things as he worked toward graduate school, eventually earning his doctorate. I continued to struggle significantly with my illness. After SIX attempts of trying college and having to withdraw for medical reasons, I resigned myself to the realization this won’t work out for me. During a particularly dark moment, my mom gave me a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and the rest is history. YARNutopia was born!

Exciting, but nothing goes off without a hitch

My appearance in this Media Summit was to discuss how I have made my career on YouTube. The summit was bringing professionals together who have made their careers through some media platform. It was such a privilege to be included among so many esteemed professionals. It is one of those surreal moments when you have to pinch yourself to tell if it is real life. How am I part of this?! It was pretty exciting!

Unfortunately, I woke up on Sunday morning with a terribly sore throat and was hoarse. The night before, I attended a family wedding, and I was already feeling under the weather. Adrenaline carried me through the wedding and subsequent party afterward, but everything came crashing down by Sunday. Three Ricola throat lozenges, honey laced tea, and a salt water gargle allowed me to have some semblance of a voice and would have to do as I addressed a room full of participants and students.

I prepared an outline for discussion with the help of my mom. As prepared as I felt, nerves started to settle in. Dennis prepped me ahead of time and in our preparations, he let me know that it will seem as though I am talking to him for the most part. Although there were students present, Dennis let me know he would guide the presentation and that put me a little bit at ease.

One Hour. A lot to cover

The presentation was approximately an hour long. In that time, we covered how I began my YouTube channel with my dad, how my mom and I handle all the creative design, blog, marketing, and social media, what it took to gain followers, and producing revenue through advertising and affiliates. We touched briefly on the highs and lows of being a blogger and YouTuber. I also offered tips and tricks on ways those looking to get into blogging or posting on YouTube can navigate the process. Soon the hour flew by and we opened a discussion up to questions and answers from the students.

Several questions were asked and it made me think on my toes. I am not the best at that, and I also had a bit of difficulty hearing the students. In retrospect, I could have been a little more prepared for that part of the presentation, but I was very satisfied with the outcome.

Closing thoughts

After the presentation was over, I felt pretty exhilarated. I did it! This was a great event to practice public speaking and a wonderful learning experience for me. I realized there is room for growth, and I definitely can make some improvements if I have the opportunity for more speaking engagements in the future. I learned several things in this seminar, and it also has me thinking of new avenues to explore for YARNutopia.


I want to say a special Thank You to my good friend Dr. Dennis Frohlich and all the students and attendees of this media summit. It was a fantastic experience. I appreciate the invitation and opportunity to talk about YARNutopia and for them to provide the platform to do so. It was truly wonderful!

~Nadia

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Happy Halloween from Link and Zelda!

Happy Halloween from Link and Zelda!

Now that Halloween is here, I have compiled all the patterns in one place! Each piece to the costumes are here for you to create.

Each photo is listed with the link to the coinciding blog.

Follow all the patterns to make your own Link and Zelda by clicking the photos or the links above the photos!

If you choose to not make the costumes, you will still find a collection of great patterns below to modify for personal use.

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Link to the Past Hat

The Link to the Past Hat is a great stocking cap for cold weather, holidays, or cosplay costumes. Follow this link to make your hat.

 

 

Elf Ears

Elfin Ears are a must in the Link and Zelda Costume! They can also work for many other fun costume ideas!! This fun and easy pattern is the perfect detail to give your outfits a fantasy look!!

 

 

Chain Link Tunic

The Chain Link Tunic is the lining under Link’s main Pullover. This tunic is not only a great detail in this costume, you can modify this to be a swimsuit cover-up or as a mesh top over a dress. Lots of versatility with this piece!

 

 

Fingerless Gloves

Link’s Fingerless Gloves were made from my Harry Potter gloves you can find here. By changing the colors and adding a few more rows, they worked perfectly for this costume! Change them up to match your winter gear and make your own!

 

 

Link to the Past Pullover Vest

Link to the Past Pullover Vest is the green shirt Link wears over the Chain Link Tunic. This is the main part of the costume for your Link Character. Don’t need a costume? Use this pattern and make it into a Baha Hoodie, Vest, or Poncho!

 

Aside from these patterns I created to complete the Link costume, there were additional pieces I created or used to finish the entire ensemble.

 

For Link, I found the perfect wig on Amazon and you can find it here. It worked out perfectly and honestly transformed Nate into Link (or Justin Bieber depending on who you ask! LOL!!)

 

For the sashes, I just chained an amount that was long enough to fit around Nate, then I double crocheted across, chained up 3, and double crocheted across for a second row. Then I fastened off and sewed it together. I did this for both the belt and the shoulder sash.

 

I just had Nate pick up the grey turtleneck and khaki pants at a thrift store. For less than $10.00 it was his contribution to this costume. Now he has a shirt for work and a pair of khaki pants he can wear again! It’s a win/win!!

 


For the leg warmers I modified this boot cuff pattern and made them longer. See the video tutorial for these boot cuffs to make the leg warmers longer.

 

The boots were an old pair we had on hand.

 

I did pin the Elf Ears on the hat with safety pins and used pins to also secure the sash in place.

 

I used cardboard, grey acrylic craft paint, and felt for the sword.


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Zelda

 

 

Destiny Headband

Zelda’s Head piece can be found here. This can be used for any princess outfit and can be modified as a crown or even a fashion piece. Change the colors and make it your own!

The Fairy Tunic

The Fairy Tunic was the last piece I made. Unfortunately, I made this slightly larger than I needed, but it worked perfectly to fit over my Zelda “dress” that I found at a thrift store. Since I dress modestly, I also wore a long sleeve white shirt, so having made it a tad bigger worked in my favor since I had to wear it over everything.

 

 

Princess Shoulder Armor

The Princess Shoulder Armour can be found in this blog. I crocheted around wire in this tutorial and it is a great demonstration on how easy it is to make your crochet pieces mold-able allowing you to shape your design. One tip: beware of tiny wire poking out. Watch those ends or you might get poked with a wire! OUCH!

 

 

Elf Ears

Once again, The Elf Ears are a must in the Link and Zelda Costume! They can also work for many other fun costume ideas!! This fun and easy pattern is the perfect detail to give your outfits a fantasy look!!

 

 

Princess Costume Gloves

Princess Costume Gloves are another fun detail to complete this costume. I add detail to give some fun authenticity, but these can be modified for any costume or make them for your personal use by changing the color and adding other embellishments!

Aside from these patterns I created to complete the Zelda costume, there were additional pieces I created or used to finish the entire ensemble.

 

I wrapped my hair in white yarn strands. As I studied the Zelda character, I found in most sketches, she had two lengths of hair wrapped in the front. I emulated this as best as I could as I typically cover my hair. This was the best way to accomplish that.

 

Zelda’s skirt was a second hand wedding dress I found at the thrift store for $8.99. It had some jewel design on the bodice so I tried to work it to my advantage. I used grey acrylic craft paint to draw a similar design along the bottom of the dress which I found in most of the cosplay drawings I studied while trying to create this costume.

I wore a white long sleeve shirt underneath my dress and top as a personal choice. Most costumes I studied, had NO sleeves, but it works both ways.

 

I used cardboard and felt to create her dress panel that hangs down the front. I attached it to a hanging embellishment – The Destiny Headband. I used safety pins to secure it to the inside of the tunic I wore.

 

I wore grey boots as I noticed that Zelda often wears combat boots in the video game.

Final Thoughts

When Nate and I were deciding on costume ideas, I found this cosplay ensemble to be most challenging project yet. Nate is a gamer; I am not. I struggled to give these costumes authenticity as I was learning as I go. I hope I gave these characters the homage and respect they deserve. I had so much fun in the creative process and getting caught up in learning about this video game added to the thrill. I really hope it makes you as happy as it made us to dress up and wear these wonderful costumes. It was worth every moment to make them. We won BEST IN SHOW in our annual family Halloween costume contest, and we were awarded the Golden Pumpkin! We also won second place in a community costume contest and won a $50 gift certificate! It has been such a fun journey! Thanks for coming along with us!

~Link and Zelda (AKA Nate and Nadia)

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Crochet Tutorial: Fairy Tunic

Crochet Tutorial: Fairy Tunic

My very last installment in the Link and Zelda costumes is The Fairy Tunic. I spent each night well past midnight the week before Halloween, trying to finish and achieve some level of authenticity to these costumes. I made this tunic a bit larger than my frame as it had to fit over the dress I had purchased at a thrift store. It can easily be altered by adding corset ties down the back to help cinch it in a bit.

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

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

Materials:

Red Heart Soft in Berry
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses 640 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for the top I made is said in the intro of the video tutorial
-If you need to make this a different size, make your foundation chain for the back side as wide as your back and each of the front pieces half of the width of your back piece.


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

Pattern:

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

Back: Working from the top down
Ch 52 or any even number that is as wide as your back (again, see video tutorial for specific measuring)
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (50)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as first DC) Work in between the posts of the stitches. (**Do not work in first space**), DC in each space across, DC in last ch up 3 st, turn. (50)
Rows 3-37: Repeat Row 2 (50)
You can make more or less rows to cover your back, the next rows are the decrease to make the point.
Row 38: [DC2TOG] 2x, DC in each space between the sts until 3 sps remain, [DC2TOG] 2x, turn. (46) (see video tutorial for specific location of decreases)
Row 39: Ch up 3 (counts as first DC) Work in between the posts of the stitches. (**Do not work in first space**), DC in each space across, DC in last ch up 3 st, turn.
Row 40: Repeat Row 38. (42)
Row 41: Repeat Row 39. (42)
Row 42: Repeat Row 38. (38)
Row 43: Repeat Row 39. (38)
Row 44: Repeat Row 38. (34)
Row 45: Repeat Row 39. (34)
Row 46: Repeat Row 38. (30)
Row 47: Repeat Row 39. (30)
Row 48: Repeat Row 38. (26)
Row 49: Repeat Row 39. (26)
Row 50: Repeat Row 38. (22)
Row 51: Repeat Row 39. (22)
Row 52: Repeat Row 38. (18)
Row 53: Repeat Row 39. (18)
Row 54: Repeat Row 38. (14)
Row 55:  Repeat Row 39. (14)
Row 56: Repeat Row 38. (10)
Row 57:Repeat Row 39. (10)
Row 58: Repeat Row 38. (6)
Row 59: Repeat Row 39. (6)
Row 60: Ch up 2, DC in next sp, [DC2TOG] 2x.
Row 61: Ch up 2, DC2TOG working in the sps only. (See video tutorial for those last 2 rows for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Front Pieces: Make 2
Ch 4
Row 1: 2 DC in 4th Ch from hook, turn. (3)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), (working between sts) DC in first sp on row, 2 DC in next sp, turn. (4)
Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in first sp on row, 1 DC in each sp between the sts until 1 space remains, put 2 DC in last sp. (5)
Row 4-28: Repeat Row 3
You can continue the increase if you need to. I have 30 sts at the end of row 28. Just make it half of the front of your chest measurement (1/4 of your whole bust measurement) Then go on to row 29 instructions
Row 29-39: Ch up 3 (counts as first DC) Work in between the posts of the stitches. (**Including first space**), DC in each space across, turn.
You can continue to work DC rows for the length you need it to be. When you are done, fasten off with a long tail for sewing.


Assembly steps:
Sew front pieces to back piece.
Sew front center.
SC around bottom of entire piece.

Straps: Make 2
Ch 27 or the measurement of how long you need your straps to be
Row 1: DC in 4th ch and across, turn. (25)
Row 2: Ch up 3, DC across.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew straps to shirt.
Add white yarn detail in the front of your shirt by embroidering it with a yarn needle.


 

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Pullover Sweater Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Pullover Sweater Vest
Here is the latest piece of the cosplay costumes I am creating. My Link to the Past pullover vest is Part of Nate’s costume. We will be doing a full reveal on Saturday October 28, 2017. This ensemble has a few more additions until complete but the closer I come to finishing, the more excited I get!

 

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

 

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

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Medium Thyme
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 1,450 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for the shirt I demonstrate is 25 inches long and 22 inches across (44 inches around)
-If you need to make this a different size, make your foundation chain half the measurement of your chest measurement. (Also see video tutorial for full explanation)


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
FLO: Front Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Front:
With 2 Strands of Yarn
Ch 61 or any amount that is half of the largest part of your chest (Nate’s chest is 44 inches around, so half of that is 22 inches, that was the length of my foundation chain)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch and across, ch 1, turn. (60)
Row 2: Work in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (60)
Row 3: Work in FLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (60)
Rows 4-39: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 3 (back side facing you)
You can repeat this pattern or stop sooner and go onto the shoulder part when the front length is as long as you need it to be.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Do not fasten off, continue to work the Left Shoulder

Shoulders:

Left Shoulder:
Row 1: (Outside of shirt is facing you), Working in BLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 22 sts (or to 2 stitches left to halfway point), [HDC2TOG] 2 times, leave the rest of the stitches unworked, Ch 1, turn. (26)
Row 2: Working in FLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 18 sts or until there are 4 sts left, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1, turn. (22)
Row 3: Working in BLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 14 sts or until there are 4 sts left, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 4: Working in FLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 5: Working in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Repeat Row 5
Row 10: Working in FLO, 2 HDC in 1st and next st, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, 2 HDC in each of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (22)
Row 11: Working in BLO, 2 HDC in 1st and next st, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, 2 HDC in each of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (26)
Row 12: Repeat Row 10
Row 13: Working in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Fasten off.



Work on Right Shoulder now:
Attach yarn to BLO of Next Free Stitch on Row 39 of the Front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch up 1
Row 1: (Outside of shirt is facing you), Working in BLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 22 sts (or to 2 stitches left to halfway point), [HDC2TOG] 2 times, leave the rest of the stitches unworked, Ch 1, turn. (26)
Row 2: Working in FLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 18 sts or until there are 4 sts left, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1, turn. (22)
Row 3: Working in BLO, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, HDC in next 14 sts or until there are 4 sts left, [HDC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 4: Working in FLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 5: Working in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Repeat Row 5
Row 10: Working in FLO, 2 HDC in 1st and next st, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, 2 HDC in each of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (22)
Row 11: Working in BLO, 2 HDC in 1st and next st, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, 2 HDC in each of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (26)
Row 12: Repeat Row 10
Row 13: Working in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (30)
DO NOT fasten off,
Start working on Back


Back
Row 1: Working in FLO, HDC across Right Shoulder, and across Left shoulder in each stitch (see video tutorial for visual instructions), ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Working in BLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (60)
Row 3: Working in FLO, HDC across, ch 1, turn. (60)
Rows 4-53: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of Row 3.
Fasten off.

Assembly step:
Weave in all ends.
Sew sides up
Make 2 braids and lace them up each side
SC around neck hole
HDC 2 rows around sleeves (In the video tutorial, I share how to make longer sleeves)

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

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My Crafty Wishlist

My Crafty Wishlist

I spend a lot of time in the yarn aisle whenever I find myself out shopping. I also find myself drawn to beautiful fibers each time I see an attractive item in housewares. Clothing with crochet detail always catches my attention. It has become innate to be enticed to anything related to my passion. So is it any wonder that my wish list grows each time I head out to do some retail therapy??

I have a lot of self-control. I have developed it over the years as a need-based defense mechanism. Without it, I would go completely broke! But, that doesn’t mean I can’t dream, and hope that one day I might splurge (first I have a wedding to pay for so for now, admiring from a distance is ok)!

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I love a good sale! I love shopping the internet for the best deal! Today, I worked some of my research magic to find some great deals on my “Wish List” items!! I am tucking these away here on my blog to revisit. Maybe in some future blog posts, I might actually follow through with a splurge and these items might make an appearance.

Today’s items are things I hope to one day add to my craft room! As you all know, our personal spaces are ever evolving. I can imagine the same will be the case for me as time goes by. One of our YARNutopians made a suggestion following my recent blog post in which I talked about my recent room remodel. That got me thinking of the future and some small touches I can see adding.


I have linked my 5 wish list items below:

This Grey Letter Board!

I have always wanted a letter board. I love motivational quotes and this board makes the idea of changing the quotes daily or weekly a fun decorating idea for my craft room. Inspiration in my personal space is a fun way to keep me motivated and add that personal touch.

 

 

 

This Office Chair!

Presently, in my studio, I sit in a swivel backless stool that offers nothing in the line of back support. In my new studio space that we created in my new house, I have an old dining room chair pulled up to my work station. I would love to have a swivel office chair with some lumbar support while I work. I feel the hours I spend filming and crafting deserves to be spent in a little more comfort than I have been settling for. This is on the top of the list!

 

 

This Cool Wall Stencil!!

I stated earlier that I love fun quotes! I stumbled across some fantastic wall decals and thought a decal on my empty wall would be a great idea to add a little bit of whimsy to an empty wall. I love these! I have seen them used tastefully in decorating!

 

 

 

This Craft Room Lamp

I imagine spending lots of hours in my new craft cave! There is a window for natural light, but as the days get shorter and it becomes dark earlier, I found this nice lamp to brighten up my room while I curl up on the big comfy chair to crochet. Sometimes in dim lighting, especially working with dark yarn, it is hard to see my stitches. Having a lamp like this would be a great tool to cut down on my eye strain and increase my productivity!

 

 

 

 

 

This Craft Supplies Cart!

Currently, when I am filming, I have my supplies piled up on my table off screen. I reach over to grab what I need during filming from the pile I created prior to filming. It is easiest to have my supplies all at hand and within reach, BUT it clutters up my off screen space making me feel overwhelmed by the disorganization. I have always wanted a craft cart but never had the room! In my new studio and craft room, the idea of having a cart to my side (off camera) to organize my supplies needed during filming will make production so much easier and seamless. I can reach over to grab anything I need without the crowding on my work table.

Do you have a ‘wish list’ item you would love to add to your personal crafting/crochet space? If so, what would you add to your list?

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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Shoulder Armor

Crochet Tutorial: Princess Shoulder Armor

For those who are working with me on this costume, here is the latest addition to my ensemble! My Princess Armor for the shoulders is a powerful detail in the overall costume and will definitely help make this outfit look that much more authentic!

As these pieces come together toward my final creation, it has made me more excited to finish! Slowly but surely, this outfit will come to fruition as I work toward this masterpiece which is sure to WOW!


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

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

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Your foundation chain on any of these pieces can be more or less than what I made, if you need to make this bigger or smaller.
-Note your work may stretch, so you would want to chain a tad less than you actual measurement
-I used Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat for my shoulder piece, but you can use any color and any worsted weight yarn. Check out YARNSUB.com for substitution options
-My shoulder piece measures 20 inches (51 cm) across from outside of the shoulder to the other side.
-See full intro of the video tutorial for ALL the measurements
Make the headband for this costume here


Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Wheat
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Craft Floral Wire or you can find Craft Floral Wire here too!
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet


Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Top Shoulder Pieces:
Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 2-45: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece putting 3 SC in each corner.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly Step:
For the Swirls on the shoulder pieces, you can easily chain about 75 and sew on the chain to the shoulder piece. You can embellish your shoulder pieces as much as you want. In the video tutorial I added 2 swirls to each shoulder.

Inner Shoulder Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 2-10: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 12: Repeat Row 11. (16)
Row 13: Repeat Row 11. (14)
Row 14: Repeat Row 11. (12)
Row 15: Repeat Row 11. (10)
Row 16: Repeat Row 11. (8)
Row 17: Repeat Row 11. (6)
Do not fasten off. Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)


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Jewel Circles:
Make 3 in Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
For the lines on the inner shoulder pieces, you can easily chain about 15 and sew on the chains to the shoulder piece. (See video and photos for visual guide) You can embellish your shoulder pieces as much as you want. In the video tutorial I added 2 lines to each inner shoulder piece.
Sew on blue jewel to center of inner shoulder piece.
Sew Inner shoulder piece to outer Shoulder piece. Round the outer shoulder piece to fit around the inner shoulder piece.
Do the same thing for both shoulders.

Front Center pieces:

Crescent Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and in the next 2 Chs, HDC in next 3 chs, DC in next 3 Chs, HDC in next 3 Chs, SC in last 3 Chs, CH 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in first 3 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next 3 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, Sl st in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in first 3 sts, HDC in next 18 sts, Sl st in last 3 sts
Do not fasten off. Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Triangle Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 3 SC in 1st st, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4: SC in each st across. (5)
Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (7)
Row 6: SC in each st across. (7)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (9)
Row 8: SC in each st across. (9)
Row 9: Repeat Row 3. (11)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Blue Jewel Drops: Make 6 in Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [2 SC, 2 HDC, DC, 2HDC, 2 SC, Ch 2, sl st to first SC] in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Use the video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew all the front pieces together.
Weave in all your loose ends.
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Half Circle Center piece: Make 1 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 HDC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (16)
Row 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew the half circle piece BEHIND the crescent pieces. Attach a Blue Circle Jewel to the center of the Half circle as well.
See video tutorial and photos for visual guide. Sew front piece to each shoulder piece.
Then go on to making the back piece.

Back Piece: Make 1 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 51 (or any amount that measures 2 inches LESS than your back measurement. (See video tutorial for more explanation)
Row 1: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (50)
Row 2: 2 SC in the first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (52)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (54)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (56)
Row 5: Repeat Row 2. (58)
Rows 6-8: SC in each st across. (58)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Make a chain for a triangle embellishment for the center of the back. Sew it on just like the swirls on the shoulders.
Attach back piece to each shoulder piece.
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume Gloves

Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume Gloves

Pieces of my Halloween costume creation are coming together! I finished the Princess Costume Glove Armlets. These are the next installment into my exciting cosplay ensemble that I will be sharing at the end of this creative journey. If you are interested in making these armlets, scroll down to see the video tutorial and written pattern. Keep in mind, you can change the color for any princess costume or even for personal use! I also give tips on how to adjust the size in the Notes section!

 

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

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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Your foundation chain should be in multiples of 6 so you can make these as small or large as you want.
-The sleeves I made are 15 inches long but you can make them as long or short as you want.
-The top of my sleeves are 10 inches around, but you can increase the sizes around the top of the sleeves by chaining an amount that is in the multiple of 6 that measures as long as the circumference of your upper arm.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Gray
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Sleeve:
With Delft Blue
Ch 36 or any multiple of 6 that will fit around your upper arm, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, SC in each Ch around, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Attach Aruba Sea to any stitch around, Ch up 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in previous stitch (working behind the ch up 3 st–see video tutorial for visual instructions), *Sk next stitch, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first ch up 3 st, Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Attach Delft Blue to any stitch around, Ch up 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach White to any stitch around, Ch up 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC, DO NOT fasten off.
Rnds 5-8: DO NOT chain 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC
Rnd 9: Sl st in NEXT st, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC
Rnds 10-13: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 14: Sl st in NEXT st, [HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts] 6 times, sl st to first HDC. (30)
Rnds 15-18: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 9
Rnds 20-23: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 9
Rnds 25-28: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 29: Sl st in NEXT st, [HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Rnd 30: HDC in first 11 sts, DC in next, Ch 2, DC in next st, HDC in last 11 sts, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Rnd 31: HDC in first 12 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (28)
Rnd 32: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (32)
Rnd 33: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (36)
Rnd 34: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 6 sts, [2 DC, ch 5, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (40)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Make a few chains and sew them onto the sleeve as an embroidery design. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
You can opt out of having the design on the sleeves, or you can make it as intricate as you want! Have fun with it!

Enjoy!!

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My New Craft Room

My New Craft Room

When Nate and I bought our house this past July, one of the bedrooms was in pretty rough shape. It had a behemoth wall cabinet built around a bed that fit into the center. I remember Nate’s dad remarking that it looked like the drawers in a wall at a morgue, and my first thought was this thing had to go!

Behind the bed was exposed wall and mortar. We even discovered a small hole where we could see light from outside! We found little critter poo in the area behind where the previous owner had their bed. I had total heebie-jeebies following that discovery! The first step was to ensure that there were no openings to the outside where critters can enter, so my dad filled the cracks and holes both inside and out. That went a LONG way to giving me peace of mind!

Where to start?

The room was poorly painted in a funky celery green color that was dirtied with age, with patches of the former paint peeking through. Our first inclination was to tear everything out and gut that insanely HUGE cabinet. After careful consideration, we decided to repair everything, repaint the room a soft gray with white accents, and try to work with the massive shelving (that was actually very well constructed). The previous owner had built the cabinet by hand out of solid oak, so the quality and construction was excellent. We all felt it would be a shame to completely destroy it. But what to do??!

The idea of facing this DIY project was a bit daunting, yet, when we started to disassemble and remove the drawers my mom came up with the idea of using this as a yarn storage wall! That had me shifting into 5th gear with an excited, “YES, PLEASE!” So, Nate, myself, my mom, and dad reinvented this wall unit into a yarn storage and turned the bedroom into my new studio/craft-room! It’s a night and day difference, and I couldn’t be happier with the results!

 

 

A little hard work never hurt anyone. It can however make me scream.

We started with the carpets. We rented a Rug Doctor and shampooed the carpets several times over. Once the floors dried, my dad removed the remaining drawers and hardware, leaving empty openings in their place. He measured and cut the wood for each “shelf” that needed a bottom. Then, we inserted each shelf into its cubicle and secured them with nails. We had 23 to reconstruct. I left two of the bottom drawers intact for notions, crochet hooks, and other supplies.

We decided then to paint the room. Since this room eventually will be my filming studio, I could only choose from white, cream, or gray paint so the lighting didn’t cast a strange color on my videos. So, I chose the soft gray with white trim. What should have been a simple paint job, was a disaster. One, we had to wash years of grime off the existing walls. Two, it took more than 3 coats of the light gray to cover the green color beneath. Three, I stepped off the ladder and the can of gray paint tipped over spilling and splashing paint EVERYWHERE all over the carpet! I screamed!! What a mess to clean up!! It took two full days to finish painting this small room. I still have a bit of trim to fix, paint, and replace, but overall it looks 100 times better than it did!

The Fun Part

Now the task of filling those compartments of my wall unit was next. My mom and I unpacked boxes upon boxes of yarn and began organizing them into colors. That took hours and hours! I think I went up and down the step ladder a hundred times that day. My legs were burning by the end! But what a difference it made! It transformed from being this massive thing with cold, empty caverns, into a wonderful warm, colorful work of art (haha!). My excitement just grew by leaps and bounds!

My dad and Nate repaired the back wall and constructed the table where I will be filming. They custom built the table for me to work and do my tutorials. They also added lighting fixtures to illuminate my work area. Once that was complete, my mom and I began to add personal touches to the room. The first thing to be hung on the wall was my Silver Play Button I was awarded from YouTube for surpassing 100,000 subscribers. One of the last pieces to be done was changing the ceiling fan into a hanging light fixture. We also accented with a black room darkening curtain so we can eliminate light coming through the window while filming. Soon the room began to truly come to life.

 

 

Finishing touches

Over the course of the past few weeks, I added a big comfy chair and additional artwork to the room. Most of the items are second hand or gifts that add to that personal charm to make this space my own. It is one of the coziest and happiest places in our new home. It is the perfect place for me to spend most of my time!

I am still transitioning between homes as I still live with my parents until our wedding. In 5 months, I will be getting married and will be moving ALL my yarn to our home permanently and those shelves will be full! YARNutopia will have a new home with a new beginning! I am excited to make these changes not just in my personal life, but in the life of our online community! Lots of exciting things to come and I am so happy to share this journey with all of you!

We still have to add some finishing touches. I will be keep you updated on more changes to come as well as posting about the day we film our first tutorial in my NEW studio!! Thank you for joining me and sharing this adventure!

Let me know stories of your own home DIY projects! Have you remodeled a room? Share in the comments section!

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Crochet Tutorial: Crochet Around Mache-Skull

Crochet Tutorial: Crochet Around Mache-Skull

Crochet over Paper Mache!! Just in time for Halloween, I demonstrate how to crochet over this skull form made from paper mache. This is the perfect eerie accent for any Halloween party or event. Adding additional accents such as beads, bedazzle, and flowers can take a plain skull to a sugar skull in a few easy steps!

 


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Pattern
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“Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Paper Mache Skull (I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics)
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-Work in continuous rounds

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease


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Pattern:

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

With Aran, Work in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in next 12 sts] twice. (48)
Rnds 8-16: SC in each st around
Rnd 17: SC in 27 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in next st, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in last 8 sts. (60)
Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 5 times, SC in next 7 sts, [SC2TOG] 6 times, Sk next st, [SC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 8 sts. (42)
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 3 times, SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG. (40)
Rnd 20: SC in 21 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, Sk 1 st, SC2TOG, Sk 1 st, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, SC in last 8 or 9 sts. (43)
Rnds 21-22: SC in each st around

Assembly Step:
Take a piece of yarn and tie it to inside of eyes and cinch it to the inside of the skull by tying a very tight knot.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part.

Rnd 23: SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in last st. (37)
Rnd 24: SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in 4 sts, [SC2TOG], SC in next 4 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times. (30)
Rnd 25-26: SC in each st around. (30)

Assembly Step:
Take a piece of yarn and tie it to inside of each cheek and cinch it to the inside of the skull by tying a very tight knot.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part.

Rnd 27: SC in 5 sts, HDC in next, DC in next 5 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 8 sts, HDC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next st, SC in last 3 sts. (30)
Rnd 28: SC in 5 sts, HDC in next, DC in next 5 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 8 sts, HDC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next st, SC in last 3 sts. (30)
Rnd 29: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in next 3 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 2 times, SC2TOG, SC in last 2 sts. (22)
Rnd 30: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 7 times, SC in last st. (15)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 5 times. (10)
Rnd 32: [SC2TOG] 5 times.
Slip stitch through 1st and 4th sts
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Hat

Hot off my hook is the Grab-n-Go Hat and Cowl set!! Using Evermore Yarn by Red Heart Yarns, the texture and color of these pieces can’t be beat! And my, oh my, are they warm! I’m ready for winter and whatever it has to bring!!

 

 

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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Evermore Yarn but you can use any bulky size yarn to make this hat and cowl set.
-This hat measures approximately 22 inches around and will fit an adult size head.
-This hat uses 170 yards of yarn. (I used a total of 2 skeins of Evermore yarn in this project)
Click here to find the Cowl pattern

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Evermore in Keepsake
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
TR: Treble Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
FPDC3TOG: Front Post Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Chain 48 or any multiple of 16
Sl st to first CH to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as st), 2 DC in same Ch,  *DC in next 6 Chs, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 Chs, 3 DC in the next Ch, repeat from * around, ending with 1 DC in last 6 Chs, Sl st to first st of the beginning 3-DC grouping, turn. (48 sts)

Rnd 2: (looking at inside of hat) Ch up 1, FPDC in same St as Ch up 1, FPDC on next 5 Sts, *FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, FPDC on next 6 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 3 FPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st FPDC, turn. (48)

Rnd 3: Work in both loops doing regular DC on this row, Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in next st, *3 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 sts, Repeat from * around, ending with DC in last 4 sts, Sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 4:  (looking at inside of hat) Ch up 1, FPDC in same St as Ch up 1, FPDC on next 3 Sts, *FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, FPDC on next 6 sts, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last 2 st, Sl st to 1st FPDC, turn. (48)

Rnd 5: Work in both loops doing regular DC on this row, Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in next 3 sts, *3 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 sts, Repeat from * around, ending with DC in last 2 sts, Sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 6: (looking at inside of hat) Ch up 1, FPDC in same St as Ch up 1, FPDC on next St, *FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, FPDC on next 6 sts, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last 4 sts, Sl st to 1st FPDC, turn. (48)

Rnd 7: Work in both loops doing regular DC on this row, Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in next 5 sts, *3 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 sts, Repeat from * around, ending with DC3TOG, Sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 8: (looking at inside of hat) Ch up 1, *FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, FPDC on next 6 sts, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last 6 sts, Sl st to 1st st, turn. (48)

Rnd 9: (looking at outside of hat) Ch up 4, DO NOT work in same st as ch 4, TR in next st, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending with TR in last st. Sl st in to first st.
Do not turn. Continue to decrease top of hat.

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (42 sts)

Rnd 11: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36 sts)

Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30 sts)

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 sts)
Fasten off with long tail and sew top hole closed

Turn work upside down and work on the foundation chain

Rnd 17: (brim round) Attach yarn to any DC3TOG stitch, (See video tutorial for visual instructions, Ch up 4, DO NOT work in same st as ch 4, TR in next  st, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, repeat from *  repeat from * across, ending with TR in last st.
Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Cowl

Crochet Tutorial: Grab n’ Go Cowl

Hot off my hook is the Grab-n-Go Hat and Cowl set!! Using Evermore Yarn by Red Heart Yarns, the texture and color of these pieces can’t be beat! And my, oh my, are they warm! I’m ready for winter and whatever it has to bring!!

 

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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Evermore Yarn but you can use any bulky size yarn to make this cowl and hat set.
-This cowl is 22.5 inches long and 8 inches wide
-This cowl uses 178 yards of yarn. (I used a total of 2 skeins of Evermore yarn in this project)
-Click here to find the Hat pattern **Link Coming soon**

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Evermore in Keepsake
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Wooden Buttons
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
TR: Treble Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
FPDC3TOG: Front Post Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Chain 68 or any multiple of 16+4
Row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook, *DC in next 6 Chs, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 Chs, 3 DC in the next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last Ch, turn. (65 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same St as ch up 3, *FPDC on next 6 Sts, FPDC3TOG, FPDC on next 6 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, turn.

Row 3: Work in both loops doing regular DC on this row, Ch up 3, DC in same st, *DC in next 6 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 6 sts, 3 DC in next st, Repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, turn.

Rows 4-8: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 2

Row 9: Ch up 1, DO NOT work in same st as ch 1, *SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, ending with sl st in last st.
Fasten off.

Turn work upside down and work on the foundation chain

Row 10: Attach yarn to the corner of your foundation chain, Ch up 4, DO NOT work in same st as ch 4, TR in next 2 sts, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in next st, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 3 sts, repeat from *  repeat from * across, ending with TR in last st.
Do not fasten off. 
Continue to SC around the entire piece.
Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Assembly step: Sew on 3 buttons to your cowl and button it closed. (You could also sew the ends together to have a fully closed cowl)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Basketweave Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Basketweave Blanket

My Solid Tan Chunky Basketweave Blanket is the next project you must add to your to do list! This supremely soft and comfy blanket will make you want to wrap yourself up and not come out for the rest of the season! Grab a good book, a cup of hot tea, and this cozy blanket and you have all the perfect comforts for a fantastic night in!

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Sweet Yarn but you can use any bulky size yarn to make this blanket.
-This blanket measures 70 inches wide and 71 inches long
-This blanket uses 1,780 yards of yarn. (I used a total of 20 skeins of Sweet yarn in this project)
You can get other blanket sizes here (about halfway down the page there’s measurements on different blanket sizes)
-For a baby blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 64 chains
-For a throw blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 80 chains
-For a Queen blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 104 chains
-For a King blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 144 chains
-Learn more about the basketweave stitch here

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Sweet in Tan
10mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

 

Chain 104 or any multiple of 8 (see other blanket measurement sizes here)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (102 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) *FPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, BPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning chain, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) *BPdc around the post of next 4 sts, FPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, rep from * ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 2
Row 6: Repeat Row 3
Row 7: Repeat Row 2
Row 8: Repeat Row 3
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Rows 10-71: Repeat rows 2-9 for however long you want to make your blanket
When you are finished with your last row, SC around the entire blanket to clean up the edges and put 3 SC in each corner.
Sl st to first SC, and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

I had the wonderful pleasure of spending a few days with my sweet nephew. On Saturday afternoon, he and I set out to work on creating a character out of his imagination. My nephew chose the colors and the features as well as giving him a name. Meet Fredrick the Misfit Monster! This darling amigurumi was born from the imagination of a very special 4 year old.

 

Frederick is huggable and silly. He has lost most of his teeth but 3, from eating lots of candy that he sneaks at night. He loves adventures, finds mischief and mayhem, yet loves to cuddle. He protects and scares away creatures in the closet and under the bed or behind curtains! He likes to read books and play games on the iPad. Fredrick is a best friend. This is a great project to involve children. They can choose colors and features, as well as giving their very own misfit monster a name and personality! This simple project is sure to delight any child!!

 

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn but you can use any size 4 medium worsted weight yarn.
-You can use a smaller F-3.75mm crochet hook or go up to an H-5.00mm crochet hook. I wouldn’t recommend anything bigger than an H-hook.
-This toy measures 13.5 inches long and 20 inches wide.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Primary Stripes
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Legs: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 4-31: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Arms: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 3-37: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Horns: Make 2 in Royal
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (8)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (9)
Rnd 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (10)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 With Gold
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Make 1 in Pumpkin
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Pupil: Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth: With Black
Ch 13
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Teeth: Make 3 in White
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: SC across. (3)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Body: With Glowworm
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 17
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st (the very first stitch of the round–there should already be 1 stitch in there). (34)
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnds 2-25: SC in each st around. (34)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

 

Assembly:
Do not sew body closed before adding the embellishments.
Stuff arms and legs and attach them to the body, then add the mouth, teeth, eyes.
Add stuffing to the body and sew up the top.
Stuff and add the horns.
See video tutorial to learn how to attach your pieces and fasten off.
Weave in all the loose 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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A Personal Debate: Mainstays Basic Yarn vs. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

A Personal Debate: Mainstays Basic Yarn vs. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Recently, I was informed that Wal-Mart stores have started selling their own brand of fiber called Mainstays Basic Yarn. At the time I was notified of this new brand on the shelves, I was eager to check it out for myself. Unfortunately, I live in a somewhat rural community and the skeins had not made their way to my local Wal-Mart quite yet.

A short time later, I was able to get my hands on a skein of the Mainstays yarn and decided to do a comparison between Red Heart Super Saver and this new brand by Wal-Mart! This blog is entirely my own opinion, based on my personal observations debating two similar products.

Less money, less quality?

First observation, once I was able to find the product in the store, was the price. A skein of Red Heart Super Saver is $2.88 and the price of the Mainstays Basic Yarn is $1.97, so the obvious difference is the financial aspect. You are saving $0.91 per skein on the basic colors with the Mainstays brand. For those looking at the economic factor, this is a no-brainer. The Mainstays IS obviously less expensive. However, we all know that price is not always reflective of quality, and we all know the saying, “you get what you pay for.” Low prices can mean lower quality products. Keep that in mind when basing your comparison solely on economics – and yes, I do understand the importance of finances as a crafter on a budget, but one must consider other details as well.

Next, the volume of the skeins is equal – Each one weighing 7 oz. However, Red Heart Super Saver has 364 yards and Mainstays Basic Yarn has 397 yards. When we look at another obvious comparison, you get more for your money with Mainstays. I would like to insert a personal observation here: The Mainstays Basic Yarns are definitely a thinner fiber. Although you are getting “more” length in the skein, it actually feels “less.” You can even see when lined side by side, there is a fair amount of difference in how they compare next to one another. Having worked with Red Heart Yarns so frequently, it is hard to explain this, but their fiber has weight and thickness and feels somewhat sturdier versus the Mainstays Basic Yarn, which has a much thinner strand and feels lighter and less substantial. With Red Heart Super Saver, there is ample feel to my piece. The Mainstays yarn has a bit less volume and does not feel as abundant or as sturdy. I hope that makes sense. Both are 100% acrylic.

 

 

(Photographed above: Red Heart Super Saver on the Left, Mainstays Yarn on the Right)

 

Soft but Found

The Mainstays definitely has a soft touch, but, like I mentioned earlier, it tends to lack that feeling of volume when you want something thick and warm or heavy such as a nice blanket, a winter hat, or a scarf, but it has decent softness nonetheless.

I found Mainstays Basic Yarns located ONLY in the Wal-Mart stores. Red Heart Yarns are available in, not only Wal-Mart, but several other craft stores, AND conveniently able to be ordered online. This is important for many who love the ease of online shopping or are unable to get to stores or choose not to shop at large retail shops such as Wal-Mart.

Another fact that I find important point to bring up, is that all Mainstays yarn products are made in China whereas the Red Heart Yarns are ALWAYS made in the USA. To many, this is a VERY important detail to consider when purchasing.

Shrinking options

I made two swatches out of both brands of yarn. I washed each swatch and noticed a slight bit of shrinking in the Mainstays yarn. You will need to keep that in mind when using this brand in sizing your projects. You may get more in a skein yet you may need to use more length in certain projects to adjust for shrinkage. I observed that both fibers have the same amount of stretch to them. I also noticed quite a bit of pilling with the Mainstays Basic Yarn with fuzziness as compared to the Red Heart Super Saver swatch. The Red Heart Super Saver block was also softer after one wash.

(Photo was taken after washed)

(Photo was taken after washed)

It took a while, but my local Wal-Mart recently started stocking this Mainstays yarn product on their shelves this past week; I noticed they are offering an assortment of basic solids in a rainbow of colors. The colors run similar to some of the Red Heart Super Saver yarn hues. Red Heart Yarns offers a MUCH larger selection of color, as well as a variety of other types of yarns and products, whereas the Mainstays offer this one type of yarn. Red Heart Super Saver yarn is not dye lotted which keeps color consistent with each skein of yarn you use.  So if you buy a skein of yarn, and 2 months later need the same exact color, you won’t have to worry about it being a different shade. I do not have information if Mainstays yarn does the same thing or not.

I hope this blog helps you as you explore the similarities and differences between these two products. Because of the limitation of the Mainstays yarn, I still find myself preferring the Red Heart Super Saver when choosing an economic and quality yarn product. Have you tried these two products? Leave your thoughts in the comment section!

~Nadia

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Winter Winds Ski Cap

Crochet Tutorial: Winter Winds Ski Cap

When we get the opportunity to create something special for the pint-sized ones in our lives, and you have one of the cutest little guys on the planet here to model, you do what you can to make it all worthwhile! He even picked out a name for this latest creation! The Winter Winds Ski Hat! I used Deramores Chunky Yarn for this project, and it was absolutely divine! Soft, warm, and oh, so wonderful! The best combination anyone can ask for!



 

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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.

NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Deramores yarn, but you can use any worsted weight or chunky yarn for your project.
-The hat I demonstrated in the video and wrote this pattern for is for a child size, but you can increase more to make a bigger hat if you need to. You can also stop the increases sooner to make a smaller hat. (See video tutorial for verbal instructions on sizing)
-The number in parenthesis ( ) at the end of each row means the amount of stitches in that round.
-This is in US terms

Materials:
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Deramores Studio Chunky Yarn in Jade
Deramores Studio Chunky Yarn in Cornflower
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Cross-SC: Insert hook in next st, YO, Pull through, insert hook in previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, Pull through all 3 loops on hook.
HHDC: Herringbone Half-Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

With Cornflower
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 HHDC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (9)
Rnd 2: 2 HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (18)
Rnd 3: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (27)
Rnd 4: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (36)
Rnd 5: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (45)
Rnd 6: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (54)
Rnds 7-12: HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (54)
Fasten off Cornflower
Add Jade to any stitch around.
Rnd 13-16: Cross-SC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, do not turn. (54) (See “Special Stitches” and video tutorial above for visual instructions)
At this point, do not fasten off, go on to making the first earflap.

Earflap #1:
Row 1: Ch 1, Cross-SC in 10 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: Cross SC in 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 3: Cross SC in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: Cross SC in 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Cross SC in 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: Cross SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 7: Cross SC in 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off first earflap. Then go on to making the second earflap

Earflap #2
Skip 18 sts on row 16 of hat, attach yarn in next st.
Row 1: Ch 1, Cross-SC in 10 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: Cross SC in 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 3: Cross SC in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: Cross SC in 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Cross SC in 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: Cross SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 7: Cross SC in 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)
Do not fasten off
HDC around entire hat to clean up the edges.
Sl st to first HDC, and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Make a pom to go on top of the hat, make 2 tassels to attach to the bottom of each earflap. See photos/video for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #18: Grit Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #18: Grit Stitch

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Grit Stitch:


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Grit Stitch

US Terms

Chain any odd number

Row 1: SC into the 2nd CH from hook and the next CH, *skip 1 CH, 2 SC into next ch, repeat from from * to last 2 chains, sk 1 CH, 1 SC into last CH, CH 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *sk next st, 2 SC into next SC, rep from * to last 2 sts, SK st, 1 SC in last st, CH 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #17: Herringbone Half-Double Crochet

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Stitch:


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Stitch

US Terms

How to do the stitch:
Yarn over (YO) , insert hook into stitch, YO and pull through the stitch AND first loop on the hook, YO, pull through last 2 loops on the hook
Stitch Made.

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #16: Honeycomb Crochet Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #16: Honeycomb Crochet Stitch

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Honeycomb Crochet Stitch:

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Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Honeycomb Crochet Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 5 + 2

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from hook across. CH 1, turn.

Row 2: CH 1, SC in each of the first 2 stitches, *CH 5, skip 2 sts, SC in each of the next 3 sts* to the last 4 sts, ending with ch 5, skip 2 stitches, SC in the last 2 sts. CH 1, turn.

Row 3: 1 SC in the first st *5 SC in the CH 5 space, sk next st, SC in the next st, sk the next st* to the last 2 stitches, ending with 1 SC in the last st. CH 6, turn (counts as a treble crochet and ch 2).

Row 4: Sk the first 2 sts, SC in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 5, sk 3 sts, SC in the next 3 sts* until you get to the last 2 stitches, end with ch 2, TR in the last SC, Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: CH 1, 3 SC in the CH 2 space. sk next st, SC in next stitch, sk next stitch, *5 SC in the CH 5 sp, sk next st, SC in next st, sk next st* to the last CH 2 sp, ending with 3 SC in CH space, Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: SC in each of the first 2 stitches. *CH 5, sk 3 sts, SC in each of the next 3 sts* to the last 5 SC. CH 5, sk 3 sts. SC in the last 2 sts.

Repeat Rows 3-5 for however long you want to make your piece.

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Weekend WIP

Weekend WIP

I love receiving parcels in the mailbox! This week was particularly exciting when a close family friend sent clippings from a vintage Women’s Day Magazine dated in the early 1970s. Included in the clippings, and what had her thinking of us, was the vintage crochet patterns she had saved. I love this!

Here I am, as I often do, multitasking on a Saturday! I have a great new project on my hook. I have my wedding planner nearby adding our collected addresses, preparing to send out our Save-the-Dates, I have my rainy day cup of hot chai, and I am perusing these awesome vintage patterns and ads from these 1970s magazines. Some of the articles in these old periodicals have me experiencing quite a few interesting emotions. Things were quite different 40+ years ago, but crochet has remained a strong passion no matter what the decade! Share what’s on your hook and what this weekend has in store for you!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Elf Ears

Crochet Tutorial: Elf Ears

Today, I am all ears! You asked and I listened! It’s all in the details!! My pointed Elfin Ears for my Link and Zelda project are hot off my hook!! This tiny accessory adds a big effect to this cosplay costume!

 

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-This ear is 6 inches long and 2.5 inches at its widest part.
-Work in continuous rounds for this ear
-The number in parenthesis ( ) at the end of each row means the amount of stitches in that round.
-This is in US terms

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
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.

Pattern:

With Buff, Make 2
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 the rest of the sts of this round. (7)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (7)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts of this round. (8)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts of this round. (9)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 9: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts of this round. (10)
Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (10)
Rnd 11: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts of this round. (11)
Rnd 12: SC in each st around. (11)
Rnd 13: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts of this round. (12)
Rnd 14: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 15: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 16-17: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 19-23: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 25: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 26: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
You can fasten off with long tail for sewing, so weave in your end and pin it to a hat or headband.

Enjoy!!

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

Owl

 

Make the Link to the Past Stocking Cap here!

 


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Crochet Tutorial: Chain-Link Tunic

Part of Nate’s Halloween costume includes a mesh like vest under Link’s Tunic. As I was creating it, I thought to myself how nice this would be worn on it’s own! You can wear it as the costume piece it was intended for, a vest over a cute top, or as a swimsuit cover-up! This turned out to be better than I expected with more versatility than I could imagine! An easy pattern that is adaptable to all sizes!


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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.
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Your foundation chain for the front and/or back panel should be HALF the measurement of the largest part of your body (Either Hips, Waist, or Bust)
-The shirt I made measures 25 inches long and 18 inches wide (my bust is the largest part around my body, at 36 inches). You can make yours as wide or long as you want.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Gray
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Back Panel:
Chain 75 or any multiple of 4+3 (See Notes section to know how wide you should make your piece)
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SL ST into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Rows 4-60: Repeat row 3 or continue until you have reached your desired length.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Front Panel:
Chain 75 or the same amount as your Back Panel
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SL ST into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Rows 4-35: Repeat row 3 or continue until you have 25 rows LESS than your back panel.
Do not fasten off, continue with Left Side of V-Neck

Left Side of V-Neck:
Row 36: Ch 5, Sl st in 1st ch 5 sp, *Ch 5, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * until your halfway point. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part), leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn  your work.
Row 37-60: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Fasten off Left side with long strand for sewing.

Right Side of V-Neck:
Attach yarn at center point of V-Neck (Right next to Row 36 of Left Side of V-Neck)
Row 36: *Ch 5, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * until end. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part), turn  your work.
Row 37-60: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Sew front and back panels together using a Whip Stitch on shoulders and up each side leaving room for arm holes.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

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

Owl

 

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GIVEAWAY ENDED: Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour & Book Review

GIVEAWAY ENDED: Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour & Book Review

This Giveaway has ended
Thank you to all who participated!
Congratulations to the winner Stephanie Parish Buser!!

 

If I were to start this blog post a year ago, you would have heard my howl of frustration across the globe as I spent most of my efforts attempting to Yarn Pool in utter failure. No joke. I can’t even begin to count how many times in the past year, as yarn pooling began to trend, that I have been making feeble tries to make a go of it. After a few failed attempts, I would give up. Many people here on YARNutopia would ask for my help or write to see a demonstration, and I had to honestly admit defeat. Yarn pooling was something I wrestled with and lost. I started to reconcile it was NOT for me.

 

A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a Yarn Pooling Blog Tour hosted by Marly Bird. She has a great book Yarn Pooling Made Easy. I was provided a copy of the book and asked to give one of the projects a try by combining her detailed instructions with her comprehensive video tutorials. This was my chance! My last-ditch effort to make it through and understand this incredible technique. So, I agreed. I WAS going to overcome this challenge! I was bound and determined THIS time I was going to succeed.

 

Crochet Yarn Pooling

The instructions say to use a variegated yarn with a repeated color way. I had my yarn Red Heart Super Saver in Platoon that I felt would be perfect for this. I decided to not over shoot my first attempt by getting over zealous taking on a huge pattern, so I decided on a scarf as my first project to try yarn pooling. I was ready. I was excited. I was optimistic. I was geared up to tackle something that previously tried to defeat me. This time I was NOT to be defeated!!!

However, things did not go as smooth as I had hoped in the beginning. Have you ever tried to do something and no matter how hard you try, something just doesn’t click? I lacked the coordination to understand some key elements and my first several attempts I had to frog my work. I was not going to let Marly Bird down! So, I kept going. I watched her video tutorials and read the instructions in her book very carefully. I started over and over. I put my headphones on, tuned out everything, and listened to each word of her videos. By the time I reached the end of her segment, I was sooooo inspired!! Marly, you inspire me so much!

Crochet Yarn Pooling

I began to work my yarn into to the right calculations and GUESS WHAT, it works!!!! It worked out for me!!! I started to see how the pooling effect created the argyle pattern, and boy, I did an epic happy dance all over my house!!!! How thrilling!! This has been the ONLY helpful guide for me to be able to succeed on something that I was about to give up on. I am typically NOT a quitter and thank goodness, because if I was, I would not have found my way to this great book and Marly’s fantastic videos and I would not be Yarn Pooling today! I am so thankful to have stuck it out and succeeded. Marly, thank you!

 

To make this even more exciting, I am giving ONE copy of this book away to ONE lucky follower here on YARNutopia!!!! NOW YOU TOO CAN HAVE THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF YARN POOLING OF YOUR VERY OWN!!
WOOT, WOOT!!

Congratulations to the winner Stephanie Parish Buser!!

Who Can Enter? Only open to those 18 years of age or older and US residents. (sorry…legal reasons prevent us from making this open worldwide)

My Giveaway will end on September 20th, 2018 at 11:59pm and the randomly chosen winner will be announced and contacted on September 21st. The winner then has until September 24th to claim their prize.

Here is a schedule of the blogs that will be sharing a review and doing a GIVEAWAY:

Date : Blogger

9/5/17 : Calleighs Clips and Crochet Creations

9/6/17 : ACCROchet

9/7/17 :