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Crochet Tutorial: Freestyle Fingerless Gloves

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The Freestyle Fingerless Gloves are a pair of gloves that free up your fingertips for all that texting! Perfect for any guy on your holiday gift list!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these fingerless gloves:

**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 Yarns with Love in the color Pewter (Approximately 100 yards)
-H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-I do not have stitch counts to make these bigger, but if you want, you can go by measurements
-This project uses Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches
-This is a unisex design
-These are 9 inches long and 9 inches around, but you can make these longer

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
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
HHDC2TOG: Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern: Make 2

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

Fingers: Make 4 Work in BLO for all 4.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring, ch 1 and sc in each ch around, do not attach. (8)
Rnds 2-4: Work in continuous rounds, sc in each st around. (8)
Fasten off.
You could continue to make these longer if you want.
See video tutorial on how to attach all 4 fingers.

Glove portion/Attaching the fingers.
Arrange the finger tubes so they are facing the same way (See video tutorial)
Rnd 5: Attach to one of the fingers in the BLO, Ch 1, SC in same st and in next 3 sts, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 3 sts on next finger, SC2TOG on same finger, SC in next 3 sts on same finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, [SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG] on last finger, Sl st to 1st sc of this round. Ch up 1, (30 sts) Sew in ends and sew holes between fingers closed. (See video tutorial)

Rnds 6-12: Workin continuous rounds, and work in BLO, SC in each st around placing st marker at the beginning of each round.

Rnd 13: Making the thumb hole, SC in each st around until there are 2 sts left, ch 4 and go onto round 14

Rnd 14: You skipped the last 2 sts of round 13, sk the first 2 sts of round 14, and sc in BLO of each st around and in each ch of the thumb hole ch 4 sp (see video tutorial)

Rnd 15-19: SC in the BLO of each st around. (30)

Rnd 20: Work in Front and Back Loop of this round. Sl st into the next st, ch 1, *HHDC2TOG, HHDC in the next 4 sts, repeat from * around, Do not sl st to first st, insert st marker. (24)

Rnd 21-23: Work in both loops, HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thumb:
Attach yarn to a stitch around thumb hole., ch 1, sc in 8 sts evenly around thumb hole.
Work 4 rounds total just like the fingers, sc in each st around in the BLO for the thumb hole.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Check out the Shred the Slopes Hat

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Check out the Gentleman’s Scarf
Gentleman's Scarf

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Crochet Tutorial: Shred the Slopes Hat

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On the 7th Day of Christmas, my true love models for me, this Shred the Slopes Hat that is perfect for when you go ski. Or in his case, snowboarding, but that doesn’t rhyme. haha! Let’s just say it’s perfect for any cold weather conditions! This fabulous hat is the next project in our holiday series. This hat uses Herringbone Half Double Crochets to make a simple and fabulous design!

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

**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 Yarns with Love in the color Pewter (Approximately 200-275 yards)
-G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
-Pom Maker (or 2 pieces of cardboard cut to make a pom)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Ribbon

NOTES:
-This hat is worked flat and then seamed up the back.
-This hat uses Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches
-This hat is a unisex design
-This hat can be made in any size. Simply start with any amount of chains that you want the height of your hat to be.  Click here to get the size chart

-The finished hat measures 26 inches around when stretched and is 10 inches long.

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
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Pattern:

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

Ch 35 or any amount for the measurement you need to make a hat. Click here to get the size chart
Row 1: HHDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Rows 2-6: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 7-10: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 11-16: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-20: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 21-26: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 27-30: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 31-36: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 37-40: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

You could fasten off here or make it wider.

Rows 41-46: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 47-50: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

Assembly:
Sew the back seam closed, Make pom and sew to top of hat, SC around bottom edge of hat to clean up the edges.

Enjoy!!

Match this hat with the Gentleman’s Scarf

Gentleman's Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Faux Fur Trapper Hat

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Oh, baby, it’s cold outside! Winter is right around the corner! Get a head start on beating the cold with my chunky yarn Faux Fur Trapper Hat that is sure to cut the cold with all the furry detail! This contemporary spin on a classic design is sure to be a big hit with even the most picky fashionistas on your gift list!

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Whether it’s for the slopes or heading outside on a chilly morn, this is the first thing you will want to grab on your way out the door! This versatile hat can be made with or without the faux fur. Get creative with your faux fur choice or add some fleece fabric and sew that on! Choose from a variety of colors and make one for everyone on your holiday list! This is a simple yet stylish pattern that is sure to see a lot of use in winter!

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

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

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in Los Angeles Tan (160 Yards)
-Red Heart Boutique Fur (13 yards)
-Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-I do not have smaller sizes for this hat, it is made for a teen/adult size.
-You can use any bulky yarn you want to use and any fur, I would recommend a K-6.50mm crochet hook, but you can use any hook to make it bigger or smaller (smaller hook, smaller hat)

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Work in the Back Loop Only
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet

Hat
With Tan Bulky Yarn
Ch 6, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring (or start with Magic Ring)
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 9 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3. (10)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPDC around same st, [DC, FPDC] in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (20)
Rnd 3: Ch up 3, DC in same st, FPDC around  next, [2 DC in next st, FPDC around FPDC], repeat around. sl st to beg. ch up 3. (30)
Rnd 4: Ch up 3, DC in each st around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. (30)
Rnd 5: (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Ch up 3, DC in next 3 sts, FPTR around FPDC from round 3, FPTR around next FPDC from round 3, DC in next 5 sts on round 4, *[FPTR around next FPDC from round 3] twice, DC in next 6 sts from round 4, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 5 sts. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.
Rnd 6: Ch up 3, DC in 3 sts, FPDC around BOTH FPTR’s decreasing them together. DC in 5, *FPDC around BOTH FPTR’s DC in 6 sts, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 5. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.
Rnd 7: Ch up 3, DC in each st and [DC, FPDC] in every FPDC. (40)
Rnd 8: Ch up 3, DC in same st, 1 DC in next 3 sts, *2 DC in next, 1 DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (50)
Rnd 9: Ch up 3, *DC in each st until a st that is worked into a FPDC, FPTR in the FPDC from round 7, Repeat from * around. sl st to beg. ch up 3. (50)
Rnd 10: Ch up 3, DC in each st and FPDC in every FPTR. (50)
Rnd 11: Ch up 3, DC in each st and FPDC in every FPDC. (50)

Earflaps: Make 2
Row 1: Ch 4, sl st to beg ch to form a ring. Ch up 3, 9 DC in ring. Sl st to ch up 3. (10)

Row 2: Ch up 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in same st, leave last 2 sts unworked. Ch 3 Turn.

Row 3: DC in same st, DC in next, *2 DC in next, DC in next, repeat from * across

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Earflap: Make 2.
Ch 6 (or as many chains that will cover the inside of the earflap)
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn, SC in each st across
If you need to do more rows, continue to do more rows until you are satisfied. Then Fasten off and sew to earflap.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on sewing

Front of hat:
With Fur
Ch 10 (or as many chains that will cover the front of the hat)
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn, SC in each st across
If you need to do more rows, continue to do more rows until you are satisfied. Then Fasten off and sew to hat.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on sewing

Make braids and poms for the top of the hat and the earflaps.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Weave in all ends!

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Enchanted Rose Cape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Pattern:

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

Poncho

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hood:

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

Crochet Tutorial: Sun-Kissed Crop Top

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I’m feelin’ Pretty in Pink with this crop top!!

Every once in a while, I’m inspired by a fashionable clothing piece that I see online or in the store, and I’m struck by the possibility that I could make something like that. Has that ever happened to you?

Recently, I ran across a cute shrug on Pinterest that inspired me for this project. Although the item was knit, I felt I could create something similar using crochet. Best intentions often go astray because this project was more challenging than I anticipated when I sat down to design it in the studio.

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Earlier this year, I purchased a beautiful Peruvian Pima Cotton from Wool and the Gang and had a summer clothing piece in mind when I chose this yarn. They had a sale on their Shiny Happy Cotton in Hot Pink, and when I bought it, I thought it would be cute for a summer top or a handbag. It was my textile of choice when creating this crop top. I was not disappointed. It worked up beautifully, even if the direction I started out in wasn’t where I ended up.

My design took on a life of its own, and in the process, I created this adorable lacy piece that I christened the name “The Sun-Kissed Crop Top” because of it’s openness in its pattern.

This top is perfect for wearing over a sundress, tank top, or it can make any fashion statement that you desire! You can continue to increase the bodice to create a swimsuit cover-up or longer tunic top. Also, please note, the dolman sleeves can be made longer. Below you will find the instructional video with a step-by-step demonstration on how to make your very own! Do you like reading a pattern better?? Scroll down even more to see the written instructions!

I can’t wait to see your designs and color choices! Let’s all get sun-kissed!!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this crop top:


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

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

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

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

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

Materials:
-Less than 500 yards of Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton in Hot Pink (I used approximately 380 yards)
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (you can use any hook you want to make this but keep in mind,  the larger the hook, the looser the stitch)
-Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-This pattern is made working 2 panels and sewing them together and then creating the sleeves.
-The video tutorial demonstrates a size Small/Medium but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want.
-To make sleeves longer, just repeat the ribbing pattern until you are satisfied with the length.
-Mine measured 41 inches across (106cm) unstretched and 15 inches long (38cm) unstretched.
-Before making this piece, measure your waist, your neck line, and the length you want to make this so you can mark your stitches for sewing your pieces together.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-The beginning chain length is explained below in the pattern.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

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
Shell: [3DC, Ch 1, 3DC] in same stitch
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Front and back panel: MAKE 2

Chain 99, 111, 123, 135 (if these chain amounts are not long enough, just add 12 chains to your piece until it measures the length you want it to be. Ex: chain 147, 159, 171)

Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next 5 sts, repeat from * across ending with 3 dc, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + Ch 2), Sk the first 3 sts, *Shell in the next DC, ch 5, sk 5 dc, repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, dc in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), *5 DC in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, dc in center ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, repeat from * across, ending with ch 3, dc in last st, Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3dc in same st as ch up 3, *ch 5, sk 5 dc, shell in next dc, repeat from * ending with 4dc in last st.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 DC in same st as ch up 3, *Ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in center ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, 5 DC in ch 1 sp of shell, repeat from * ending with 3 dc in last st.

Rows 6-13: Repeat rows 2-5 twice (You can repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want to make this as long as you want, I just did 2 repeats to make it the length you see in the photos)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Once you have your two panels made, sew them together. Watch the video tutorial at 33 minutes and 15 seconds for measurements and how to make it centered so one sleeve isn’t longer than the other.

Once your pieces are sewn together, you can work on the sleeves:

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to under side of sleeve, ch 3, (counts as dc), DC an odd number around (including ch 3 in this count), I DC’d 28 sts so I had a total of 29 DC’s on this round. Sl st to ch 3 to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, DC2TOG all around, sl st to ch up 3 to join. (14 sts and a ch up 3)
Repeat this round if your sleeve isn’t tight enough around your arm. Then go on to rnd 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3 to join.

Rnd 4-8: Ch 3, FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to ch up 3 to join.
Repeat this round as many times as you want to make your sleeve as long as you want.
Fasten off when you are satisfied with the length.
Repeat this step for other sleeve.
Weave in all ends.

Next steps are optional:
SC around neck and waist openings. (see video tutorial at 1 hour 4 minutes for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.” ~Helen Keller

~Nadia

Yarn-Shui: The art of organizing and not obsessing

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I have a honeycomb metal shelf where I have color-coded my skeins of standard yarn.

I roll my scrap yarn into balls and have lovely wicker baskets with similar shaped yarn balls for various scrap projects.

I have bins labeled by brand and/or bulk for easy identification.

Lastly, my specialty yarn is stored on display in pretty ways on decorative shelving.

I have been told that I have a slight obsession with yarn and organization. Up until recently, it didn’t occur to me that this could be construed as “a problem.”

Today, I cut ends from a project and put them in a colorful bowl of yarn confetti that, yes, I am saving, because what if a bird needs bits of yarn to build a new nest? It occurred to me, that maybe I was quick to condemn anyone labeling me “obsessed.” I think even the word “yarn addiction” was tossed out at me a time or two. Does anyone else regard their fiber as such a precious commodity? How do you organize your yarn and scraps? Does anyone else save their scraps for “what if” projects?! I have even had dreams of luxurious fibers. Oh goodness, have I gone too far? Help!?

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Share your organizations tactics in the comments below!!
~Nadia