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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:

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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

 

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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:

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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

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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:

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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.
-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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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: 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
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 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!!

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

 

Materials You will need:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep 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!!

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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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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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)

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

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


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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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**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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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 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)!

Hand Beaded Silk Yarn - 7 Pack
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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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: 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!!

 

 

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

 

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Pattern:

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

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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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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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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

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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 : The Stitchin Mommy

9/8/17 : Crochet Memories

9/11/17 : Pattern Paradise

9/12/17 : 5 Little Monsters

9/13/17 : YARNutopia

9/14/17 : Same DiNamics Crochet

9/15/17 : Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

9/18/17 : Looping with Love

9/19/17 : Underground Crafter

*NOTE: Winners will be chosen at the discretion of each blogger host, and by their rules. All winners will be notified within one week of the last tour date. All winners will need to respond to the host with their information by 9/24/17 or they will forfeit their prize. All books will be sent at the same time at the end of the tour, regardless of when the winner was chosen. Winner must have a US or Canadian address.

I can’t express the excitement it is as a seasoned crocheter to be able to find a way for this to make sense!  Now the opportunities are endless! If you are like me, struggling to understand this technique, this is a fabulous instruction manual and pattern book you won’t want to miss. Combine these great instructions from the book with Marly’s step by step video tutorials and you have yourself a winning combination!!

A few notes:

My persistence paid off in one day! From the moment I sat down to try this to reaching success, was only a few short hours.

My scarf using the pattern in her book took me a combined 4-5 total hours once I got the hang of yarn-pooling.

The book is titled ‘Yarn Pooling Made Easy’ and you can purchase your copy now.

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: Chunky Sport Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Sport Hat

It’s NFL kickoff weekend, and what better way to get in the football groove than to make some sports related projects with your fave team colors!? Whether you are in the stands cheering for your middle schooler, high schooler, college, or pro team, you cannot go wrong with this fun yet warm hat! Team Spirit Chunky Yarn by Red Heart Yarns shines through when you make this football themed design!  In a few short hours you can make your very own just in time for Sunday’s game!

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

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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 100 yards of yarn for this hat and will fit an ADULT.
-This hat measures 22 inches around the head and 10 inches long
-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:
Red Heart Team Spirit Chunky Yarn in your favorite team colors
Size 10mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Pom Pom Maker
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: Insert Hook in previous stitch, YO, pull through, Insert hook in next st, YO pull through, YO pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Pattern:

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

Pattern:
Ch 18 (or any amount that is the height of the hat) See hat heights here!
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 2-5: Sl st in each st across, ch 1, turn. (17)
Row 6: SC in 1st st, SC2TOG in each st across (This is not a normal SC2TOG, please see Special Stitches and the Video Tutorial for a visual explanation), ch 1, turn.
Rows 7-11: Sl st in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Rows 6-11 for however long you need to make your piece. (I ended on row 54), you need to end on a repeat of row 6 before you fasten off.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew up back seam and cinch top closed.
SC around brim a few times working in the BACK LOOP ONLY to clean up the edge.

Assembly:

Sew in all loose ends, and make a large pom to add on top! (See video tutorial to learn how to make a giant pom)

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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Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Over the years, I have found that giving crocheted gifts has been well received. Even my brother has raided my stockpile of crochet items for cowls, hats, scarves, and items to give to his own friends. People love a well-made item. Giving someone something homemade, especially made with love, is priceless.

Here is a quick checklist on what to do when preparing to give a homemade gift of crochet.

Give yourself plenty of time

Start early to avoid stress and pressure of finishing something you are aware has a deadline. Don’t wait until the last minute to start a stack of crochet projects on December 1st for Christmas gifts or a baby blanket two weeks before a baby shower, UNLESS you are a seasoned crochet artist with years of experience and have no worry working under those high pressure deadlines.

Tackle a project or idea that falls within the range of your skill set and time frame, so crochet is a pleasure and not a chore.  Even if you want to take on a challenge of something that you have never tried before, having enough time to learn and complete it will remove some of the anxiety of trying something new. That way, if you run into issues experimenting, you will accomplish something doable without the frustration of getting in “over your head” when you have the time to “play around” with a new pattern.

Personally, I have to give myself time. I have good intentions when tackling a project, but I have learned, nothing ever goes quite the way I plan. Even when I give myself time to finish, I find that I am running up to the very last moment of my timeline!

Make Lists

Who is on your gift giving list? Are you tackling a project for one individual or a list of people? Once you answer these questions, make a list of who you are gifting to. Then, decide what you plan to make for each of them. Then, make a list of the supplies needed for each project. Here is where things might get a bit costly. If you have a large list of people you want to make gifts for, breaking down the supplies into smaller purchases takes off some of the financial pressure of doing them all at once. Working on a single or even a couple of projects to completion, and then comprising another list to tackle the rest of your list makes the blow to the pocketbook a little easier to manage.

The next step is to give yourself a REALISTIC and liberal time frame to finish the project. Here is where I always end up in a trap! I always underestimate the time frame I can complete a project. Even as a seasoned crochet artist, I cannot plan for those unpredictable circumstances. It is impossible to prep for the unknown. I can sit down with the best intentions to spend the evening crocheting and friend might drop by, or my best friend who is in the Peace Corp in Africa has an internet connection and wants to have a Skype date! I love crochet, but there are definitely times when my crochet projects take a back burner to other more important things! That is part of life! So always make sure that you allow for those times.

Set goals

When I was making the G.G. Cardigan, I sat down and counted how many squares I needed to make. Then I planned the time frame it would take to reasonably make this coat. My circumstances are different than most, but the principle still applies. I set a goal of how many squares I needed to do in a specific time frame. I took the total number and the time I planned to make it and divided. Example: If I needed 70 squares, I wanted to finish it in 2 weeks, which meant I needed to do 5 squares a day or 10 squares every other day.

Presently, I have been working on my wedding flowers (tutorials to come). I want to make a variety of flowers for different things, my bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, the place cards with coordinating floral details that are color coded for my menu options, etc. This is a HUGE undertaking. I needed to make 2 flowers each day for the year (we got engaged in March 2017 and are getting married in March 2018). Yeah, that isn’t happening. I have a little over 100 flowers done. I have to really amp up my production if I am going to meet this deadline, and I will, but that means changing my expectations. When I miss a day or two, I will sit down and make up a dozen or more flowers to catch up. It has been pretty successful. Again, so much comes in the way of meeting those goals so be sure to account for that!

Homemade gifts will be treasured for years to come, but remember that the goal of giving them with no pressure and stress is our hope and expectation. Try to avoid that last minute pressure and stress that sends you on a stream of made up curse words going off in your head as you crochet like fiends the night before!! I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me! HAHA! We have all been there and done that!

Are you a plan ahead crochet artist?? Or are you the one that is pulling the all-nighter to finish in time to give a gift? No matter which way you function, I hope crochet continues to bring you joy under every circumstance!

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Crochet Tutorial: Boho Pom Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Boho Pom Hat

Yesterday, I released the Boho Tassel Scarf. You can find it here! Every great scarf needs a fun hat to match to complete the set! Here is my Boho Pom Hat to make this super cute look!! This duo will make a FABULOUS gift for the holidays!

Follow along with 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 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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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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 less than 100 yards of yarn for this hat and will fit an ADULT.
-This hat measures 22 inches around the head and 9 inches long
View this blog (about halfway down the page) for other sizes and crown size so you can make other sizes of this design!

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Gray
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo OR Red Heart With Love Papaya
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Pom Pom Maker
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
Spike Stitch: Insert Hook into stitch from previous row, YO pull through and pull up to height of row you are on, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Spike made.

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

Starting with Dusty Gray
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 9 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to 1st SC, Ch 1 (9)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around, Change color to Black, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1 (18)
Rnd 3: 2 Spike Sts in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 1) Sl st to first Spike st, ch 1. (18) (See video tutorial for help on spike stitches)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 9 times, change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (27)
Rnd 5: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike st in next st] 9 times (working in sts from rnd 3), sl st to first spike st, ch 1. (27)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a newborn size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 9 times, change to Black, Sl st to first st, ch 1. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike in next 2 sts] 9 times (working in sts from Rnd 5), sl st to first spike st, ch 1. (36)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a Toddler size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 9 times, change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (45)
Rnd 9: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike in next 3 sts] 9 times (working in sts from Rnd 7), Sl st to first Spike St, ch 1. (45)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a Child/Teen size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 9 times, change to Black, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 11: Spike Stitch in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 9), sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 12: SC in each st around, Change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first St, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 13: Spike Stitch in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 11), Sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 14: SC in each st around, Change to Black, Sl st to first St, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 13), Sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 17: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 15)
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 17)
Rnd 20: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 21: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 19)
Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 21)
Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 23)
Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 25)
Rnd 28: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Pumpkin after this round)
Rnd 29: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 27)
Rnd 30: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Flamingo after this round)
Rnd 31: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 29)
Rnd 32: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Aran after this round)
Rnd 33: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 31)
Rnd 34: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Aruba Sea after this round)
Rnd 35: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 33)
Rnd 36: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Jade after this round)
Rnd 37: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 35)
Rnd 38: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Royal after this round)
Rnd 39: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 37)
Fasten off when your piece is as long as you want.

Assembly:
Sew in all loose ends, and make a large pom to add on top! (See video tutorial to learn how to make a giant multicolored pom)

When you finish this hat, be sure to make the scarf to match!

 

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the 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.

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

Owl

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

What’s your go-to accessory? Everyone should always have a signature scarf, and this is the one for YOU! I am definitely a scarf girl. Summer/winter, it doesn’t matter! There are plenty of ways to showcase this piece, but here is one that is sure to WOW any way you wrap it!!

My Boho Tassel Scarf is such a fun and stylish project for the cold weather! This chunky scarf, can be worn loosely wrapped around your neck to keep you warm. The ends cascade down with tassel details, making this a fashionable and fun wrap for all! Guys, girls, kids, this can be modified for everyone!!

 

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

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

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
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 800 yards for this scarf
-This scarf is 9 inches (23 cm) wide and 98 inches long (284 cm)

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Gray (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo OR Red Heart With Love Papaya (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran (<50 yards)
Size I-5.50mm 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
Spike Stitch: Insert Hook into stitch from previous row, YO pull through and pull up to height of row you are on, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Spike made.

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

You will use both colors at the same time, trail the “dropped color” under your stitches, to pick it up for the next row. See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to trail along your strands.
Starting with Dusty Gray
Ch 26
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 2: SC across, change to Black, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *Spike stitch in next stitch, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, change back to Dusty Gray, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in 1st 2 sts, *Spike stitch in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last 2 sts, change to Black, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5-225: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with a repeat of Row 3
Row 226: With Gray, SC across, Change to Pumpkin orange, ch 1, turn.
Row 227: SC across, change to Papaya, Ch 1, turn.
Row 228: Spike Stitch in each stitch across (work between the stitches and not in the stitches of row 226 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) ch 1, turn.
Row 229: Sc across, change color, ch 1, turn.
Row 230-301: repeat rows 228 and 229 (Color combinations listed below)

Row 230: Pumpkin (spike stitches across)
Row 231: Pumpkin (SC across)
Row 232: Papaya
Row 233: Papaya
Row 234: Pumpkin
Row 235: Pumpkin
Row 236: Perfect Pink
Row 237: Perfect Pink
Row 238: Aran
Row 239: Aran
Row 240: Perfect Pink
Row 241: Perfect Pink
Row 242: Aran
Row 243: Aran
Row 244: Perfect Pink
Row 245: Perfect Pink
Row 246: Aran
Row 247: Aran
Row 248: Perfect Pink
Row 249: Perfect Pink
Row 250: Aran
Row 251: Aran
Row 252: Perfect Pink
Row 253: Perfect Pink
Row 254: Aruba Sea
Row 255: Aruba Sea
Row 256: Carrot
Row 257: Carrot
Row 258: Aruba Sea
Row 259: Aruba Sea
Row 260: Carrot
Row 261: Carrot
Row 262: Aruba Sea
Row 263: Aruba Sea
Row 264: Carrot
Row 265: Carrot
Row 266: Perfect Pink
Row 267: Perfect Pink
Row 268: Carrot
Row 269: Carrot
Row 270: Perfect Pink
Row 271: Perfect Pink
Row 272: Carrot
Row 273: Carrot
Row 274: Jade
Row 275: Jade
Row 276: Royal
Row 277: Royal
Row 278: Jade
Row 279: Jade
Row 280: Royal
Row 281: Royal
Row 282: Jade
Row 283: Jade
Row 284: Royal
Row 285: Royal
Row 286: Jade
Row 287: Jade
Row 288: Royal
Row 289: Royal
Row 290: Dusty Gray
Row 291: Dusty Gray
Row 292: Royal
Row 293: Royal
Row 294: Dusty Gray
Row 295: Dusty Gray
Row 296: Royal
Row 297: Royal
Row 298: Dusty Gray
Row 299: Dusty Gray
Row 300: Royal
Row 301: Royal

When you finish making the scarf, be sure to make the hat to match!

Enjoy!!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
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Shell Stitch

US Terms

Chain any multiple of 6+2

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 2 Chs, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain. Turn.
Row 2: Ch up 3, 2 DC in same stitch, *SC in middle DC of next Shell, 5 DC in next SC, repeat from * across, ending with 3 DC in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch up 1, SC in same stitch, *5 DC in next SC, SC in middle DC of next Shell, repeat from * across ending with SC in last turning chain.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your piece is long enough.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #12: V-Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #12: V-Stitch

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V-Stitch

US Terms

Chain any multiple of 6
Row 1: 2 DC in 4th chain from hook, *skip 1 chain, 2 DC in next chain, repeat from * to last 2 chains, skip 1 chain, 1 DC into last chain, turn.
Row 2: ch up 3, *skip 2 stitches, DC between the 2 DC grouping repeat from * to last 2 stitches, skip 1 st, DC into top of turning chain, turn.
Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #9: Star Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #9: Star Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
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Star Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 2+1
Row 1: Pull up a loop in 2nd chain from hook and in next 4 chains (6 loops on hook), Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, chain 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, pick up a loop through same chain as last loop of previous star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 chains (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 SC in HDC, 1 SC in eye of next star stitch, 2 SC in eye of each star stitch across, ending with 1 SC in top of turning chain, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same chain, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star, pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #4: Treble Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #4: Treble Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Treble Crochet

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Materials Used:
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Treble Crochet (TR)

US Terms

Row 1: Chain any amount plus 3 chains at the end, Yarn over twice, insert your hook into the 5th Chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook (TR made), *Yarn over twice, insert hook into next chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook, repeat from * all the way across your chain, turn your work.
Row 2: Chain 4, (counts as TR) *Yarn over twice, Insert hook into the 2nd stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook, repeat from * all the way across.
Repeat Row 2 for however long you want to make your piece.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Munching Monster Laundry Bag

Crochet Tutorial: Munching Monster Laundry Bag

This Monster has the munchies! My Munching Monster Laundry Bag Hamper is ready to chow down on your child’s dirty laundry. A great way to create a teaching moment and pint-sized responsibilities while having fun doing it! Socks, pajamas, t-shirts, towels, and undies, this monster will gobble them all up! This project uses Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn!

There are a lot of ideas in this one project! Unleash your creativity and turn this project into a body pillow by stuffing it and sewing the mouth closed. You could make it shorter and add straps to the back to make a backpack. Adding a long strap, you could create a cross-body bag. You could put a handle on it and make it a cute Halloween candy sack!

Change the colors and add bows and eyelashes to make this more gender specific. There are so many cute ideas packed into one great pattern!! Have fun!!


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Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Favorite Stripes
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Rouge
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
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-This project uses less than 611 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 this bag are: Length 24 inches long (60cm), 28″ with legs and straps, Width: 13 inches wide (31 cm), 22 inches with arms.


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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
DC: Double Crochet


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Pattern:

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

Bag
With Stripes Yarn
Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 51
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch and continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st (where first stitch of this round was placed). (102 sts)
Rnd 2-65: SC in each st around.
Rnd 66: SC in 8 sts, Ch 34, Sk 34 sts, SC in the rest of the sts on the round.
Rnd 67: SC in each st and each ch around. (102 sts)
Rnds 68-88: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Assembly: Sew top of bag closed (see video tutorial, I recommend sewing it inside out and then putting it right side out when finished)

Straps:
With Stripes Yarn, Make 2
Ch 11:
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, CH 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: SC in 4 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in each st and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Rows 4-12: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With White
Make 2, work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Pupil:
Make 2 with Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first SC. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Mouth:
With Black Make 2
Ch 35
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1 turn. (34)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC across until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG. (32)
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2 until there are 20 sts left.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Teeth:
Make 8 in White
Ch 5
Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in last 3 chs, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC in first 4 sts, SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)
Continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Lips:
Make 2 in Rouge
Ch 37
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (35)
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same first st, DC in next 3 sts, *2DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 2 sts. (See video tutorial if you end up with 3 sts at the end of the row.)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew straps, Eyes, Inner Mouth, teeth, lips to the bag. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Arms:
With Pumpkin, Work in BLO and in Continuous Rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-12: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnds 13-17: Sl st in first 9 sts, SC in last 9 sts. (18)
Rnd 18: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Legs:
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 5-12: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Embroider “Claws” to the arms and legs, see video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew arms and legs to the body

Enjoy!!

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Nadia’s Deserted Island Survival Kit

Nadia’s Deserted Island Survival Kit

Someone posed the question to me recently, “If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you bring?”

You may think this would be a no-brainer for me that I would list off my favorite crochet items:

• My favorite H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn
• Scissors

Honestly, I would NOT bring any of these things! Why, you ask? Because as crafty as I am, I could carve myself a hook out of a stick. Using some of the island stones, I could sharpen them to use as a cutting and carving devices.


Anddd, I could find plenty of vines or stems to use as substitute fiber. Crochet will be my go-to survival skill that will come in handy for many reasons! I just need to get creative in this situation.This is coming from someone who’s not the biggest fan of the open wilderness and rustic nature adventures. I like the idea of glamping, but we are talking about the “hypothetical,” “in my dreams,” not reality, but “if you can imagine it” scenario. In which case, I would bring

• A pair of gloves, because I literally will touch anything if I’m wearing something on my hands. I need those to touch all the fish and critters, and I can tear out those stems and cut those vines to thatch together.

• A big box of matches so I have a fire to sit by while I scheme and crochet my way off that island

• And my mom (can I say that?) hahaha!

You may ask why not bring Nate?! Well, my mom has a litany of post-apocalyptic survival skills and stays super cool in a crisis. She can also keep me from completely falling apart so, if I am going to survive and hopefully find a way off this imaginary island, my mom would be the one to get me there.

Besides, I need someone on the home front to send out that search party and provide the ultimate romantic ending to my rescue story. You know, the proverbial hot guy at the end of the pier waiting for me to get off the rescue boat and run into his arms? The one who fought through everything to find me? Come on…. This is my deserted island rescue fantasy scene, let me indulge. Don’t worry, Nate definitely has THAT role.

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Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

These are another addition to my Exotic Animal Baby Booties Series. I’m not “lion” when I say, you will have people “roaring” with compliments over these Little Lion Booties! Make a pair for your tiny “mane” man or “purr-fect” little princess. Take “pride” in making these as a gift for someone you love!

 

These booties can be adjusted to make teddy bears by removing the mane and the tail, or with some creative ingenuity, you can turn them into other fun zoo animals!! Enjoy!!

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Materials:

Red Heart Yarn Soft in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the lion design!


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet


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Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Mouth
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, 2 DC in next, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, sl st to ch up 3. Ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in first 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Embroider nose, mouth, whisker dots on Nose/Mouth Piece. You can add whiskers too if you want! See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With White
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of Black in the eye with Black yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

After you attach the eyes, make the MANE!!
Attach the yarn on one side of the bootie, *ch 8, Sl st in same spot, sl st in next spot, and repeat from * around the face of the lion. (See video and photos for a visual guide)

Tail:
With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2-9: SC in each st around
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Stuff tail
Crochet loops on round 1 of the tail.
See video tutorial on how to make the loops.
(Attach yarn, *Ch 6, Sl st in same st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Headband

If you are following me on my blog or any social media, you will recall that I released my Link to the Past Phrygian Cap last week as Part One of the Halloween cosplay costume designs that I am creating for Nate and myself.

Today, Part Two of the costume set, is this Destiny Headband. This is a bit of a tedious process using thin thread and crocheting around wire, but the results are worth the efforts! Continue to stay tuned to more great patterns along the way to complete one or both of my costume series!

Not into the costume idea? Make a headband with just leaves! You could also use the leaf applique separately for flowers or anywhere you would need to add a decorative embellishment.


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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:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Size 10 in Peacock
Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Size 10 in Gold/Gold
1.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Floral Wire
Stitch Markers
Wire Cutters
Needlenose Pliers
Measure Tape


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 150 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 this headband is 25 inches long, but you can make your braid as long as you’d like!
-It is recommended to use Cotton thread for this project.

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
HDC2TOG: Half Double crochet decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
DTR: Double Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Make 8 Leaves:
With Metallic Gold:
Ch 18
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DTR in next 3 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next ch, SC in next, Sl st in last ch, Ch 2, Sl st back in the same ch as last Sl st, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 2 sts, DTR in next 3 sts, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next.
Rnd 2: Add wire and continue working around wire and into the sts. Ch up 1, put 2 SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut wire and shape leaf.
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Center “Hooks”:
Make 2 in Metallic Gold
Ch 25
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 2 chs, 2 DTR in each of the next 3 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 10 chs.
For one of the hooks, turn your work around and add the wire, SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends, cut wire, shape your piece.
For the other hook, do not turn your work around, just add the wire and SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends, cut wire, shape your piece.

V-Shape:
Ch 31
Row 1: Add wire and work along chain and around the wire. HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in next 13 chs, HDC2TOG, HDC in 14 chs.
Fasten off, cut wire, shape piece in a V-Shape.

Jewel in the center:
Use Peacock Blue
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] 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)
Add wire for your last round
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut wire and shape your piece.

Headband piece:
Make 6
Ch 300, fasten off.

Assembly step:
Braid the headband chains and tie knots on each end.
Sew all the pieces to the headband.
See video tutorial for visual guide.
Use photos as a visual guide.
Weave in the rest of your ends and make it look pretty!

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Baby Bib

Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Baby Bib

This darling bib protects a baby’s outfit from spills and spit- up. This simple design can be changed by leaving off the seed embellishments and doing alternate color combinations. In less than two hours you can create a refreshingly new gift idea! Definitely a sweet accessory to catch all the mess this fruit is sure to make!



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

 

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver in Rouge
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this bib is 11 inches wide and 8.5 inches long but you can make your straps as long as you’d like!
-The typical circumference of a baby neck is between 10 and 11 inches around.
-It is recommended to use Cotton yarn, but I used Polyester.

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

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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.

Bib:

Ch 22
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 2: 2SC in 1st st, SC in each st until last st, 2SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (23)

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2 (After Row 5, you should have 29 sts)

Rows 6-26: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (29)

At this point, go on to making the straps.

Right Strap:
Row 1: SC in 12 sts, leave the rest unworked, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts on the row, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (11)
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sts (See video tutorial for visual and audio instructions)
Rows 14-20: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 21: SC in 1st 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, SC in last 2 sts. (button hole made), ch 1, turn.
Row 22: SC in 1st 2 sts, 2 SC in ch 2 sp, SC in last 2 sts. (6)
Fasten off, weave in end

Left Strap:
Sk 5 sts on Row 26 of bib, attach yarn
(Working from inside center of bib to edge)
Row 1: SC in each st to end of row, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 2: SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (11)
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sts (See video tutorial for visual and audio instructions)
Rows 14-22: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Do not fasten off. Continue to SC around entire bib.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ruffle Edge
Attach Green to one side right where the straps start (next to row 26 of the bib)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each st until the other side, do not go all the way around the bib.
Fasten off green, turn work around.
Row 2: Looking at the back side of your work: (Work in FRONT LOOP ONLY on this row only–See video tutorial for visual instructions) With Darker Green, Attach yarn to the FRONT LOOP ONLY, ch up 3, DC in same st, 2 DC In each st across to the end of the green section, ch up 3, turn.
Row 3: Working in BOTH LOOPS, DC in first st, 2 DC in each st to the end.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Bow:
Ch 25
Rnd 1: SC in 1st st to form a ring, and in each ch around, work in continuous rounds
Rnds 2-6: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with really long tail.
Use the long tail to wrap around the center and make a bow.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Seeds: With Black
Make 5 (or as many as you want)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 3 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 more SC in same ch, sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew bow to bib.
Sew Seeds to bib.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

“Pack-aderm” your “trunk” full of “grey” yarn, ladies and gents! Are you up to the “tusk” of making these adorable Easy Elephant Booties? Last I “herd,” the word about the Flamingo Booties was pretty great, so I decided to add another great design to my Exotic Animal Booties Series!! I will continue to use an “elephant” of surprise when introducing these new patterns. So keep watching and sharing my page! Some may find this pair “irrelephant” but hopefully many of you will think these are as “elephantastic” as I do! Thanks a “ton” for all the love! Play around with color for some fun and whimsical elephant designs for the little one in your life




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Materials:
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Red Heart Yarn Soft in Charcoal
Red Heart Super Saver in Gray Heather
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
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Yarn Needle
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the elephant design!


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Trunk: With Gray Heather
Work in the BLO
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and in each ch around (See video tutorial to go around)
Rnds 2-12: SC in each st around
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 4 times. (4)
Rnd 14: SC 1st and 3rd sts together. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Pull long strand through trunk to the bottom and pull a little bit inward.
Then sew it to the bootie.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Eye Patch Pieces: With Gray Heather
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2-3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 5: [SC2TOG] twice, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 6: SC2TOG, turn.
SC around the entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Tusks: With White
Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, sc in next] 2 times. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Stuff the tusks and sew them to the booties, then sew the eye patch pieces over the tusks on each side of the booties.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gray Heather
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

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

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of white in the eye with white yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

As many of you may recall, each year I design, create, and model an EPIC cosplay costume ensemble for Halloween. If you have been following my blog, you remember 2 years ago my Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes here or last year, The Beauty and The Beast costumes here.

Each year I try to challenge myself to something new. I began my 2017 costumes over the weekend and will release pieces over the next few months just in time for Halloween. Each video tutorial and written pattern will be FREE, and although many patterns will be related to the costume ensemble, several will be great to create on their own!!

One such piece is this Link to Past Stocking Cap. This unique Phrygian Cap is the first in a series of several videos that will be made to complete our costumes as Link and Zelda!! For those who are on my social media, it didn’t take long for the guesses to come in and easily many of you knew immediately what I was in the process of creating.

This design is very versatile. If you are not a fan of the video game or gaming scene, this can be made in any color as just a stocking hat in time for cooler weather. You can even use two tones by making your reverse single crochet stitches in a complimentary color to the hat. Red and White would make a peppermint swirl, or Red and Green would make a cute holiday hat. Removing the side laces and adding a bell on the end of the conical shape would make a darling elfin hat!

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There are many fun ways to explore broadening this pattern to other great creations! For those of you who are on board to see what I create for Halloween, stay tuned for the next several weeks as I reveal more pieces for this EPIC cosplay creation. Nate and I are very excited to share another great costume with our wonderful YARNutopia community!

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

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Medium Thyme
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
-H-5.00mm 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 250 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 hat I demonstrate is 23 inches around the circumference of the head. The length is about 20 inches long.


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat:
Work in BLO for rounds 1-35 and in continuous rounds
With Medium Thyme
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3 SC, 3 HDC, 3 DC] in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Rnds 2-5: Working in BLO from here to Round 35, DC in each st around.

Rnd 6: 2 DC in each st around. (18)

Rnds 7-11: DC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnds 13-16: DC in each st around. (27)

Rnd 17: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnds 18-19: DC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 20: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnds 21-22: DC in each st around
(If you are making an infant hat, make a few more rounds of 45 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 23: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 24-25: DC in each st around
(If you are making a toddler hat, make a few more rounds of 54 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 26: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
(If you are making a Teen/Small Adult hat, make a few more rounds of 60 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 27: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts] 6 times. (66)

Rnds 28-35: DC in each st around
On Round 35, The last 3 sts should be: HDC, HDC, SC

Rnd 36: Work in BOTH LOOPS FOR ROUNDS 36-40, Sl st in first st, ch up 2 (doesn’t count as anything), FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnds 27-40: Ch up 2, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Go back to round 35 working in the last stitch that has a FRONT loop free, Start in that spot.
Reverse Single Crochet in the front loops of every stitch spiraling back to the top of the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Lace Tie:
Braid 9 Strands of yarn in an 18 inch strand and lace it up the side. See video tutorial on how to attach. Use photos as guide for placement.

Enjoy!!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

I read a quote the other day which said:
Advice from a flamingo
Wade into Life,
Stand out in a crowd,
Spend time with your flock,
Find the right balance
Show your true color,
Keep your beak clean,
And don’t forget to get your feet wet!!

So, with those sentiments, I bring you my Fun Feathered Flamingo Feet Baby Booties! Start out on the right foot, or in this case, the right feet with this great project! Flocks of love were put into making these tiny slippers that pack a big PINK punch!!

These booties are one of the most versatile patterns I have ever designed. Although these slippers were designed for a 6 month old baby, changing hook sizes can increase the size of the pattern for a bit older infant. But I don’t stop there, choose a basic slipper pattern and follow along on the crocodile stitch and add the other embellishments to make your slippers ANY size!! See tips in my Notes section below.

Along with Flamingos, I provide the written instructions to take this pattern from pink to white in these beautiful Sweet Swan Slippers!

I was doing some online shopping when I came across this pair of swan slippers. Here is where I found inspiration to create this lovely pair in crochet!!

Using these guidelines, branch out to make Ducks, Geese, Peacocks, Toucans, Parrots, Cockateils, Pelicans, or any other fun bird! The possibilities are endless! What a fun way to have birds of a different feather, flocking together! Get started here and remember to read the Notes section for these great tips and more!


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

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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:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 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 these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the crocodile stitch sides and the head/neck of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Feather Sides and Embellishments of my pattern for the bird design!


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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


Slippers: Make 2 of everything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sides Feathers: Make 2 for each slipper
Ch 15
Row 1: 2 DC in 6th Ch from hook, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, 2 DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in last ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Start working in the 1st pair of DC sts, (skipping the single dc if that was the last st of the previous row) Going around the post of the first dc of the pair as if to work a FPDC, make 5 DC sts *around* the post of the st, working down the length of the post towards the foundation chain, make 5 DC around the post of the next DC st, working from the foundation chain end towards the top (First scale made), Sl St in the next single DC, Make the next crocodile st in the next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in same sp as Ch up 3, Ch 1, DC in eye of Crocodile St, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (Counts as beginning of Crocodile st), continue to Crocodile st around the first pair of DC sts, Sl st in solo DC, Crocodile st on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in next st, Crocodile st, on last pair of DC sts, ch 1.

Row 5: Sl st in eye of crocodile st, Ch up 4 (counts as DC and ch 1 sp), 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts, Ch 1, DC in eye of last Crocodile st.

Row 6: Ch 1, Crocodile St around the next pair of Crocodile Sts, Sl st in Solo DC, Crocodile St on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, turn.

Row 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6

Note: If you are making larger sizes, repeat the crocodile stitch rows to make your sides longer. (See Notes section above)

Row 11: SC 12 evenly across, ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (10)

Row 13: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (8)

Row 14: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew sides to Bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Flamingo Neck/Head:
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2-16: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 19-22: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Stuff the neck/head
Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Stuff your piece one last time.
Rnd 25: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

SC 1st and 4th Sts together