Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

We had such a fantastic Halloween, and I wanted to share all of our costume pieces in one blog post.  Below you will see each piece that I crocheted and links to their crochet patterns. Simply click the image or the title of each pattern to go to its pattern.

Here is our little Bee Family Photo!

 

 

 

For my Bee Hive costume, I made one large spiral using Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn.
I do not have a crochet pattern for this, however, at the very bottom of this blog post, I will share a mini “recipe” of how I created this beehive.

 

I added mini Felt Bees that I purchased on Amazon. You can get them here.

 

 

 

For Nate’s costume, I purchased a Bee Keeper Outfit on Amazon. You can find it here.

I also used some Tulle from the fabric shop and added it to the Honey Bee Sunhat that I made for his costume. I added the same Felt Bees to his hat with floral wire.

 

 

On Nasir’s Costume, I share all the components of his costume in this blog post here. I made the wings out of Nylons and coat hangers. I have a FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial for his whole outfit. It’s called the Baby Bee Costume and you can find it here.

 

 

This Baby Bee was *SO* done after our photo shoot!

Thank you for another fabulous year of costumes!

Happy Halloween!!

 

 

 

Below you will find information about the Large Bee Hive costume that I am wearing:

 

For the body and hat:
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 35
HDC in 1st Ch to form a ring, and in the next 23 chs, SC in last 11 chs.
Then I just HDC’d in each HDC st and SC’d in each SC st until it formed a spiral. I stuffed this tube as I went.

I did the same exact thing for my hat. I made 4 spirals for the body and 3 spirals for the hat.
I sewed the beginning and end of the tube and sewed it together in the shape of a beehive.

For the straps, I just did a row of 50 double crochet stitches to make a basic strap and sewed it in on the inside of the bee hive.

I hope this gives you a good idea of how I made the bee hive. If you are interested in making it and have questions, feel free to email me (nadia@yarnutopia.com) and I can help you as best as I can!!

Enjoy!

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Honey Bee Sunhat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Honey Bee Sunhat

The Honey Bee Sunhat is such a simple hat to add to any outfit! Wear it in the garden to keep the sun off your face, or wear it to the apple orchard in the fall! You can spice it up with a fancy ribbon of any color!
I used this hat as part of our Halloween costumes for the Bee Keeper costume, but there are so many different ways you can wear it! Find the written instructions below.

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Goldmine (2 Balls of yarn) You will use 2 strands of yarn held together
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Floral Wire
Fancy Ribbon
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This hat will fit any adult
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 3 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

Pattern:

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

Hat:

Hold 2 strands of yarn together for stiffness

Work in Continuous Rounds

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 9 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (9)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)

Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (60)

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

Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (66)

Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 10 sts] 6 times. (72)

Rnds 12-27: SC in each st around. (72)

Rnd 28: Add Wire underneath stitches for the rest of this pattern, Work in FLO for this row only, 2 SC in each st around. (144)

Rnd 29: Work in BOTH LOOPS of sts, continue using the wire underneath the sts, SC in each st around. (144)

Rnds 30-35: Repeat Row 29.
After row 35 is done, sl st to next st to fasten off.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Tie a ribbon around hat.
(Add a feather if you’d like!)

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

Pattern:

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

Bumble Bee Romper:

Front Panel:

With Black:
Ch 13
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (12 sts)

Rows 2-7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Row 8: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Rows 9-17: Repeat Row 8. (At the end of Row 17, you should have 32 sts across)
After Row 17, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 20)

Row 18: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 19: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 17 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 20-43: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Fasten off when you have 7 of the yellow stripes, then turn your work around to the bottom again and work the back panel on the opposite end of the foundation row.

Back Panel:

Attach your black yarn to the first stitch on the foundation row of your front panel.

Ch 1

Rows 1-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 4-13: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (After Row 13, you will have the 32 sts across)

After Row 13, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 15)

Row 14: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 15: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 13 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 16-39: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 40: Change to Black and HDC across, Ch 1, Turn, do not fasten off, continue with the first strap

First Shoulder strap:

Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in 12 sts, Ch 1, Turn (Leave the rest of the sts on this row unworked)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Second Shoulder Strap:

Count 12 sts in from the left side, Attach your yarn, Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in the 12 sts (if you need to see the video tutorial for visual instructions, see it here)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly step:

Sew 4 buttons to the front panel where the straps will attach.
Sew up both sides of the romper leaving room for arm holes.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Leg Trim:

SC 48 sts evenly around both leg holes to clean up edges.

Weave in all ends.

Beanie Hat:

With 24/7 Cotton in Black

Ch 2
Work in Continuous Rounds
Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook. (9)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 7-18: HDC in each st around. (54)
Sl st to next st, Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

 

For the wings, I used this tutorial to learn how to make DIY wings using nylons and coat hangers.

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

The Mystery Medley Tote Bag was the outcome of the mystery crochet along that was sponsored by Nicki (from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts) and myself.

Every few days a new piece of the pattern was released out of order and the final assembly revealed this awesome tote bag!

If you could not participate in the MCAL, but still want to make the bag, here is the pattern. You can follow along on all parts to complete the bag on your own. This tote is roomy enough for an overnight bag or yarn bag, yet convenient to carry around as a handbag! So versatile!

If you make this bag, share a photo on Instagram and hashtag #MCALNN so we can see your Mystery Medley Tote Bag!

If you would like to see Nicki’s version of this pattern, Find it HERE

The Video tutorials for each part are shown before each part below.

 

 

Watch this playlist of video tutorials to learn how to make this bag:

 

 

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Here are all the materials you will need:

(Click on the links below to get your supplies online)

4 different colors of worsted weight (Size 4 medium) yarn

I used WeCrochet’s Brava yarn with these colors

-1 skein of Caution for Part 1
-1 skein of Marina for part 2
-2 Skeins of Asphalt Heather for Part 3
-2 skeins of Fairytale for Part 4 and 5
-4.0mm hook (Get the crochet hook I used here)
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

Special Notes:

To follow this pattern, you will need general and beginner-friendly knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Video tutorials will be provided for every part

GAUGE is NOT important, BUT measurements will be! PLEASE MEASURE!

This bag is approximately 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall. It is very spacious!

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
WS: Wrong Side (Back of square)
RS: Right Side (Front of Square
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
ATC: Alternate Turning Chain (if you cannot do this, simply Chain 3, and that should be sufficient)

 

Here’s the pattern!!

 

Triangle #1

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 Triangles**

Start with a color you only have ONE skein of.

I picked Caution Yellow (Nicki’s image above shows color Freesia)

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

The triangle is made in rows and finished off with 1 row (just one edge) of single crochet stitches. All atc’s are the height of a tr (so 3 stacked sc’s) which are counted as a stitch.

Row 1: 1 atc, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, turn, close the magic ring

Row 2: [1 atc, 2 dc] all on top of the tr from the previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the tr from previous row, place [2 dc’s, 1 tr, 2 dc’s] on top of the tr from previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the last stitch, place [2 dc’s and 1 tr] on top of that last stitch, turn

Rows 3 – 5: repeat R2

Once you have finished the last row, simply crochet evenly 24 sc’s across the long side of the triangle (where the edges of the rows are).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Triangle #2

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

Make 6 Triangles

Use a color that you have ONE skein of

I picked Marina

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 (long side) x 5.5 (both short sides)  (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

Start with a Magic Ring (or Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Row 1: Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into Ring, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: SC in first st, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4: SC in first st, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * until Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, **Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from ** until last st, Ch 1, and SC in last St. Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 4
when your triangle is big enough, SC along the LONG side of your triangle 24 sts evenly. Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

 

Base of the Tote Bag

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE

**Make 1 rectangle**

Crochet with a color you have TWO skeins of. But you will likely use only one of the skeins for this rectangle. Nicki used the color Mulberry in the photo above, I used  Asphalt Heather for mine.

The rectangle needs to measure 7.5 x 15 inches at the end.

Remember, measurement is more important than row or stitch count!

Ch 53

Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch, 1 thermal stitch in each ch, turn

Rows 2-46: ch 1, 1 thermal stitch in each st, turn

*remember that you need to count each side to know the full number of rows

*If you need to do more or less rows to get the measurement correctly, then do that.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

 

Square Pattern

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 squares**

Crochet with a color you only have TWO of (not the same as the rectangle).

I used the color Fairy Tale (used a little more than 1 skein). The squares need to measure 5.5 x 5.5 inches at the end.

Magic ring or Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, TURN.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn. (if your square is large enough at this point, just skip round 5 and work a single crochet round like round 6 – just be sure to SC around while looking at the RS of your work)

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: SC around entire square putting [2 sc, Ch 2, 2 SC] in each corner, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all your ends.

 

Assembly and Straps:

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

 

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

**Make 2 Straps**

Start with a long strand of yarn for sewing before making your slip knot.

Round 1: Ch 12 (or any number that is double the width of the strap you would like), SC in the first ch to form a ring and continue to SC around the whole chain (12)

Work in continuous rounds

Rnds 2-50: SC in each st around
(you can make your strap shorter by doing less rounds or longer by doing more rounds depending on your liking)

Attaching the triangles, squares, and rectangle:
Using your rectangle as the base, you will sew that on last.
Line up your squares as diamonds and place the triangles with their short sides touching the squares and their long sides facing out. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Using the Single Crochet method, Single crochet your pieces together in a zig-zag direction. When all your squares and triangles are attached, line up the rectangle to the bottom and single crochet around the whole piece attaching it to your triangles.

Top Brim: Single crochet around the whole top of the bag, Continue to SC around the top of the bag until your height is what you want the bag to be. I did 10 rounds around the top of the bag.

Sew your straps on the inside of the bag for a more sturdy hold.

Add a button and a loop to clasp onto the button (optional)

Nicki’s Version:

Click on the image to see her version or click the links below the image to go to her tutorial or her written instructions. Her bag looks FABULOUS!!!!!!

 

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 WeCrochet

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

I could not help myself and had to jump on the Big Cat train. You never know when you will get inspired and what will lend itself to that inspo. A recent streaming docu-drama became the precipice to making my Big Cat Tiger Hat, and who better to demonstrate how adorable this hat is than Nasir?

Using the selections of yarn in my present stash (due to quarantine, I am limited to finding projects to which lend themselves to what I have because making a yarn order is off the table for the time being) I decided to construct a tiger hat using a selection of Red Heart Yarns in Hygge, With Love, Soft, and Super Saver.

Here is the step by step pattern that will walk you through this project so you can make your very own.

Due to the constraints that our present situation has put on us. I am continuing the practice of SAFER AT HOME. Therefore, am unable to film a detailed video tutorial right now. Once the mandate is lifted and I am able to travel, my dad and I hope to film this project. A detailed piece like this deserves a top notch video tutorial for everyone. In the meantime, I hope this will suffice.

Stay safe and keep crocheting!

 

 

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gold
Red Heart Soft yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart With Love yarn in Mango
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This hat will fit a 12 month old baby, you can continue the increase as established to make the head part wider. End the increase sooner to make it smaller.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 together
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat Shell:

Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
With Mango orange

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (20)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times. (50)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times. (60)

Rnds 7-20: SC in each st around. (60)

Sl st into next st, Do not fasten off. Continue to work the first earflap

First Earflap:

Work in Both Loops, Ch 1
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

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

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off first earflap.

Skip 20 sts

Second Earflap:

Attach Yarn in both loops, Ch 1

Work in Both Loops
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

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

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)

Fasten off Mango.
With Black,
Edging: SC around the entire brim of hat.

Mouth Piece:

With White
Ch 15

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2 until there are only 2 sts left.
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:

With Rose blush Pink

Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC3TOG, HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in last Ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew White mouth piece to Hat, Sew Nose to the top of the mouth part. Embroider a line down the center of the nose all the way to the bottom of the mouth piece. Weave in all ends. (see photo for visual location)

Eyes:

Make 2 of each part.

Large part:

With Black, Work in continuous rounds and 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)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Medium Part:

With Gold,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Part:

With White,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

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: Sew the gold part to the black part, then sew the white part to it, then add a safety eye, position the eyes so they are more oval shaped than circular shaped. Just pull the side and sew the pieces toward one side (see the photo of the eyes as a guide on how to sew them together)
Sew the eyes to the hat, weave in all ends.

Ears:

Make 2 in Mango

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)

Rnds 5-8: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:

With White
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, Put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 4: SC across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. 3
Do not fasten off, Continue to SC around the entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of ear piece:

With White,
Ch 2

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

Assembly Step: Flatten orange part of ear, Sew inner ear to one side, sew the smaller circle to the back of the ear.

Surface crochet the black stripe (or you can embroider it), around the curve of the ear using black Hygge yarn.

Surface Crochet all the stripes on the hat with Black Hygge Yarn or any Black Yarn (you can also embroider these or make chains as long as you want your stripes and sew them to the hat), I did surface crochet and made my stripes at random.

Tie Braids to each earflap (optional)

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 Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Baby Crown Earflap Hat

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Baby Crown Earflap Hat

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

 

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

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

 

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

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

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Baby Crown Earflap Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Baby Crown Earflap Hat

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

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran and Gold
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Fur in Smokey
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

 

Hat:

With Aran
Ch 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnds 15-16: Repeat Rnd 14.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Earflaps: Make 2 in Aran

Ch 11

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

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

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

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (6)

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (4)

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

Optional: Add braids to the earflaps.

Crown:

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Monster Feet Baby Booties

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

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

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

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

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

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Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Booties: Make 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: King Crown

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: King Crown

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

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

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

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Gold
Red Heart Yarns Fur in Mink
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

 

Crown:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (5)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (5)

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (3)

Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (3)

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: King Crown

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: King Crown

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

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

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

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

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: The Sweet Dream Bonnet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: The Sweet Dream Bonnet

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

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

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

 

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran
2 Buttons
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Sweet Dream Bonnet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: The Sweet Dream Bonnet

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

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Aran
2 Buttons
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

 

Bonnet:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first st, TURN. (9)

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

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

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

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

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

You will now work in rows:
Row 7: Ch 1, HDC in next 48 sts, leave the rest unworked, TURN. (48)

Rows 8-17: Ch 1, HDC in each st across, TURN. (48)

Do not fasten off
Work down the side of the bonnet to make the chin strap:
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC evenly 10 sts down 8 rows, TURN. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rows 2-8: Ch 1, HDC in each st across, TURN. (10 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach yarn to other side of bonnet for the other chin strap piece (see video tutorial for placement)

Row 1: Ch 1, HDC evenly 10 sts down 8 rows, TURN. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rows 2-8: Ch 1, HDC in each st across, TURN. (10 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew buttons to one side of the chin strap on the inside. (See video tutorial for placement)
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

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

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

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

Scroll down to see the video tutorial beneath the photos.

 

Here’s our family photo of our costumes:

 

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

 

 

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Pattern:

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

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

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

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not fasten off
Go onto making first earflap

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

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

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

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

Row 6: Repeat Row 4 (8)

Row 7: Repeat Row 5 (8)

Row 8: Repeat Row 4 (6)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sew face to hat
Weave in any extra ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweet Dream Romper

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweet Dream Romper

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

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweet Dream Romper

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweet Dream Romper

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

 

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver (Aran)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

Attaching the legs:

Making body

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

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

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

Left Back Strap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Left Front Strap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Right Front Strap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Right Back Strap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ankle Cuffs

Do the same thing for both legs

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!

~Nadia

 

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


Candy Swirl Pillow Remix

Candy Swirl Pillow Remix

I was browsing through Instagram, and I came across a fun living-room set up that was decorated in shades of grey and white. There were a lot of yarn accents including a collection of throw pillows throughout the room. Several were fun knit or crochet looking patterns that really caught my eye. It really started to give me some inspiration.

Some of you may recall, last Halloween, Nate and I wore cosplay costumes inspired by Willy Wonka. Part of the set up we had included the Candy Swirl Pillows. Today, after seeing all the fun ways to dress up a room with throw pillows, I decided to embellish my already existing pillows with some poms to give them a little fun boho flair! This is the Candy Swirl Pillow Remix! Simply put, I took an old pillow, with a little bit of tweaking, I made it new again! How fun it is to add a small detail and change the look of this project!

Get the pattern for the pillow covering here!

Here is a step by step photo tutorial of how I made my poms.

I received this cute pom maker from pommaker.com, so I am using that today. You can click the first photo below to shop for these fabulous pom makers!

First I wrapped the yarn around each of the wooden pieces (there are instructions in the pom making kit to walk you through)

Then I cut the yarn.

 

Once they are both wrapped and cut, I put the outer pieces on the spokes of the inner wooden pieces.

Then I squeezed with one hand, and cut the strands down the middle with my other hand.

That’s what it looks like when all the pieces are cut! I had to be sure not to let go of it at this point!

 

Then I took a long strand of yarn and tied a few knots around the center of these little strands, as you can see in the photo below.

 

 

Then I popped off all the pieces and a pom was made!!

 

 

I trimmed any longer strands to make it a perfect pom!

 

 

 

Here is the pillow I made and added poms to the outer edge!

 

See the full video tutorial on how to make this pillow here:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad

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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver in 3 different colors
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
16 inch Pillow Form
Measuring Tape
Scissors

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

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

 

 

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

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Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyes: Make 2
With Warm Brown
Ch 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!

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

~Nadia

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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


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Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

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