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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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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.
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.
-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

Shop Red Heart Yarns Website Today!

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!!

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: 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!!

 

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

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

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

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

NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-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!!

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 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!



 

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

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

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



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

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:
Click here to get the full pack of yarn pack included in this project!

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!!

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 Deramores

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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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**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 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

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

Owl

 

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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.”

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Teacher: 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.
-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!!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #12: V-Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #12: V-Stitch

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


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

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 #5: Double-Treble Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #5: Double-Treble Crochet

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

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

Double Treble Crochet (DTR)

US Terms

Row 1: Chain any amount plus 4 chains at the end, Yarn over three times, insert your hook into the 6th 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 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook (DTR made), *Yarn over three times, 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 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 5, (counts as DTR) *Yarn over three times, 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 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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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #2: Half-Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #2: Half-Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Half-Double Crochet

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

Half-Double Crochet (HDC)

US Terms

Row 1: Start with your chain, Yarn over, insert your hook into the 2nd Chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, *Yarn over, insert hook into next chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on the hook, repeat from * all the way across your chain, chain 1, turn your work.
Row 2: *Yarn over, Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 3 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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24 DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

24 DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

Here is a compilation blog for creative ideas to get you started on Halloween (or any time of the year) costumes! In this wide range of projects, you are sure to find something for everyone, infant to adult! Below, click the link or the photo to take you to the corresponding written pattern and/or video tutorial.

The skill levels vary for each project, but most are beginner friendly!! Enjoy!! ~Nadia

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Baby Mermaid Outfit

 

 

Badger Hat

 

 

Beauty and The Beast

 


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Caterpillar Cocoon

 

 

Cat in the Hat

 

 

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes

 

 

Destiny Headband


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Elmo Hat

 

 

Frankenstein Hat

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Gnome Costume

 

 

Gorilla Hat


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Kitty Cat Poncho

 

 

Knight in Shining Armor Hat

Link to the Past Hat

Minion Hat

Ninja Turtle Hat

Pop Art Wig

Princess Shoulder Armor


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Scarecrow

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Sugar Skull Ski Mask

 

 

Turkey Hat

Where’s Waldo


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Woodland Character Masks

Yoda Hat


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JCPenney

Online Crochet Class

 

 


Hand Beaded Silk Yarn - 7 Pack

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!

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

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

Materials:
***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
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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this hat!

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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Easter Pattern Round-Up

With a few days left before Easter, as we scramble to fill up some baskets with unique and exciting gifts, this blog showcases crochet patterns that will make your job easier!

Please follow the links below or click the photos to direct you to the written patterns to each of these fantastic designs!

PATTERN: PETUNIA LAMBIKINS HAT
By: Snappy-Tots

PATTERN: Egg Popping Poultry
By: Melody’s Makings

PATTERN: Flower Power Dish Scrubby
By: Simply Collectible Crochet

PATTERN: Bunny Rabbit Mask
By: YARNutopia

PATTERN: Little Egg Baskets
By: Fiber Flux

PATTERN: Bunny Amigurumi in a Carrot Cocoon
By: YARNutopia

PATTERN: Cute Chickie Scrubby
By: Red Heart Yarns

PATTERN: BUNNY BAG
By: Snappy-Tots

PATTERN: Baby Bunny Amigurumi
By: Simply Collectible Crochet

PATTERN: Mini Square Bunny Lovey
By: YARNutopia

PATTERN: Most Egg-cellent Spring Egg Apron
By: Simply Collectible Crochet

PATTERN: Easter Eggs
By: Red Heart Yarns

PATTERN: Sweet Bunny Hat
By: Red Heart Yarns

All dogs go to heaven

I read an excerpt yesterday that said “Knowing that you will most likely out live them, owning a pet is to open yourself up to profound joy, yet prospectively profound sadness…” Although saying goodbye and letting go of our sweet girl, Bebe, was profoundly sad and difficult, the pure joy that she brought our family over the course of ten years can’t be measured in mere words. Saying that she was a good dog is a gross understatement. She was pretty much everything anyone would want in a pet.


She was loving and loyal. She loved unconditionally. No matter what kind of day I was having, it could be made better by the love of a sweet dog who had no barriers. She just aimed to please. Many tears were shed on her shoulders and she would bear the burden of my pain. Many days of dealing with illness, she was company during lonely days and nights. She was a cuddle queen.


More than anything, she was patient to a fault! She allowed me to dress her up, wore my homemade costumes and modeled them so sweetly. She made it easy to show everyone how cute she was when she got all dressed up and showed off our latest dog pattern. She was sweet that way. But she didn’t need a crocheted outfit to show off her cuteness. She was just naturally adorable!




My mom posted this a couple days ago on Facebook, and it sums up so much in just a few words:

“She was smaller than a soda can when she first arrived in our life. A birthday gift from Fuad almost 10 years ago, he wanted another dog more than me. I got two for 1, brother and sister chihuahuas, Bebe and Rueben. She was the runt of the litter, born with a heart defect, short and plump, and a face that slightly resembled a fruit bat, but her sweetness makes her the most loving creature I know. Her loyalty knows no bounds. She lives every moment ‘in the now’. I can walk out my door, forget my keys, run back inside, and she is as happy to see me as if I was gone for a week. Tail wagging, excited dancing, happy, jumping, Bebe.

Our sweet Bebe girl is on the last leg of her life. I remain forever hopeful tonight, as I sit beside her, reflecting on this amazing dog who’s life with us has been so well lived. Her time has been filled with the kind of great memories that only a best dog can provide. How lucky we are that we get to be her family and we’re the recipients of this kind of unconditional love. Even now when you call her name, she may struggle to lift her head, and there’s no excited dancing, but her ears perk up and her tail still wags.”


I hope your tail is wagging as you make your way over that rainbow bridge, sweet girl. May you find endless fields to run and lots of friends to play. I’ll miss you.


~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: The Fur Chapeau

Crochet Tutorial: The Fur Chapeau

I returned from vacation, and I’m right back to work in the studio with the latest hat design I just created. My Fur Chapeau is inspired by my trip to Paris! Perfect for the windy weather and to keep the chills away!!

It was a little chilly in Europe, and when I returned, there were heavy winds, and it was cold in Wisconsin. Although spring is around the corner, this hat can keep the cold away any time of year. In other parts of the world, it will be winter soon, so it will be perfect for any time, any place to warm you up!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this Fur Chapeau:

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

Materials:

**Click this link to get all the supplies for this project in this kit!!**

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver (Charcoal–100 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick Homespun (Edwardian–100 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Fun Fur (Lava–80 yards)
Size L-8.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Pom Maker

 

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NOTES:
-This took me approximately 3 Hours total to make this piece.
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size.
-The one I show in the video tutorial will fit an adult person and measures 22 Inches around and 9 inches long. You can watch the video tutorial to learn how to make this different sizes.
-The Ch 2 at the beginning of the round DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together

Pattern:
With all 3 strands at the same time
Ch 3
Round 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st DC, Ch 2. (9 DC)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (18 DC)
Rnd 3: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (27 DC)
Rnd 4: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Rnd 5: Working in BLO, DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Rnd 6-10: Working in Both Loops, DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Do not fasten off. Go on to making the ear flaps

First Earflap:
Row 1: DC in 8 sts, Leave the rest unworked, Ch up 2, turn. (8)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in 4 sts, DC2TOG, Ch up 2, turn. (6)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in 2 sts, DC2TOG, ch up 2, turn. (4)
Row 4: [DC2TOG] twice. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Skip approximately 10 sts on round 10 of hat, then go on to making the second earflap

Second Earflap:
Attach yarn to other side of hat (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch up 2, DC in 8 sts, Leave the rest unworked, Ch up 2, turn. (8)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in 4 sts, DC2TOG, Ch up 2, turn. (6)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in 2 sts, DC2TOG, ch up 2, turn. (4)
Row 4: [DC2TOG] twice. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Make braided tassels on each earflap (See video tutorial)
Make pom and sew to the top of hat. (Again, see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Four Piece Baby Boy Layette Set

You can’t go wrong with this ensemble!! Perfect for any baby on your gift giving list or any special baby event! Change up the colors for a boy or a girl! There’s definitely something to love in this set! These pieces can be made any time of year! Make one or make all four pieces below. Click the links or the photos to be redirected to their written patterns and video tutorials. All crochet patterns in this post are FREE!

Infant Pullover Hoodie
How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

Little Gentleman Baby Booties
Little Gentleman Booties

Basket Weave Baby Hat
Basket Weave Hat

Baby Boy Knickers with Suspenders
Knickers

See below how beautiful all four pieces look together!

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Four Piece Mini Square Baby Layette Set

This is a great ensemble for any newborn to 6 month baby layette. It is an absolute dream to make! This set is such a lovely gift for a baby shower! These pieces can be made any time of year! Make one or make all four pieces below. Click the links or the photos to be redirected to their written patterns and video tutorials. All crochet patterns in this post are FREE!

Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Infant Hat
Baby Hat
Mini Square Baby Shoes
Baby Booties
Mini Square Bunny Lovey
Bunny Lovey

See below how beautiful all four pieces look together!

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Crochet Tutorial: Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

I’m about to heat things up with my Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl and Handwarmers Set!! Using the Waffle Stitch, I designed this great two-piece combo that will keep you nice and cozy from the cold weather!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Whether you are in a subzero climate or in an area with the occasional cold day, this set is perfect for anyone, anywhere. This light weight but warm set is the perfect combination for everyone. It makes a great gift.

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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This blog covers how to make the hooded cowl scarf. The pattern and video tutorial walks you through step by step how to make this great piece that can be worn in a combination of ways!

Not only is this a practical set that will see a lot of use, it is very fashionable too!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hooded cowl:

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***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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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:
Willow Yarns Dappled in the color Electric (4 skeins total)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but this one measures 12 inches wide which is 30 centimeters and it is over 6 feet long but you can make it shorter if you’d like.
–Since this is a repeat pattern, and it is in the multiple of 4, you can pretty much create this same design with any yarn. I give tips and tricks on how to do so in the intro of both video tutorials. You can use any worsted weight or double knitting yarn. Feel free to use any type of fiber you’d like.

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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

Pattern:

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

Ch 50 or any multiple of 4 +2
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC in next 3 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 4: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC on last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Rows 5-142: Repeat rows 3 and 4 as long as you want it to be.
Single crochet around entire piece.

Assembly:
Sew up hood seam and attach both ends (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Make button embellishment

Ch 12
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, Turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in next 3 sts, Ch 1, Sk 2 sts, DC in last 4 sts. Turn. (8 sts and 1 ch 1 sp)
Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in ch 1 sp, DC in next 4 sts. Turn. (10)
Row 4: Ch up 3, DC across. Turn. (10)
Row 5-8: Repeat row 4
Single Crochet around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew on button.
Attach to cowl.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Let Your Buns Out Hat

You asked and I answered. I’ve decided to join the group of designers who have been trending this hot item. I made my own version of the messy bun hat! Here’s the “Let Your Buns Out Hat!” Show love to my momma for being my messy bun hat model! Yes, that’s MY MOM! I typically model my finished items, but I cover my hair so I was lucky enough to have my mom model my item for me.

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I went ice skating and saw someone wear a hat that was not crocheted, but it had different textures and sections with a brim. That was my inspiration for this design. I created 3 sections, each with different stitching, I crocheted around a hair tie elastic to make an opening for a messy bun. This whole project took me 2 hours to complete. The notes section below shares information on how to make different sizes.

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the kit of supplies to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Redwood

-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Hair Tie Elastics
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 6.5 inches from top to bottom
-We are making all the pieces separate and crocheting them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.

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

Pattern:

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

 

Make 2 sections of each
See video tutorial to see where each section goes.

Section 1: With Aran
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-19: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (10 HDC)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Section 2: With Gold
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in each st across. (10 DC)
Rows 3-15: Ch up 3, FPDC in each st until the last st, DC in last st. (10 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Section 3:
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Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-12:
Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), [Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC in last st, turn.
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Repeat Sections 1, 2 and 3 so you have a total of 6 Sections (60 stitches total)

Assembly:
With Coffee: Single crochet all sides together. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Single Crochet around bottom edge of hat to blend all sections together. Again, see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Brim: (Optional)
With Coffee
Mark the 1st and last st across 3 sections (30 stitches) (See video tutorial)
Starting at the one furthest to the right, attach yarn and ch up 1
Row 1: [1 sc in st, 2 sc in next st] 13 times (you may have to do this 15 times, that’s okay!) ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Rows 2:
sc in each st across. Sl st in next free stitch on hat, ch 1, turn
Row 3-5:
Sk sl st, sc across, sl st in next free st on hat, ch 1, turn
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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12 Days of Christmas

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

1. Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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2. Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

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3. Rustic Evergreen Ornament

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4. Holly-Days Booties

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5. Winter Snowman Coasters

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6. Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

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7. Shred the Slopes Hat

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8. Freestyle Fingerless Gloves 

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9. Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

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10. On the Fringe Cushion

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11. Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

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12. Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

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Crochet Tutorial: Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

These Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones are great to put on your crafting Christmas list. These are Styrofoam cones dressed up for the holidays! Made in the fashion of our favorite Kris Kringle, this design can be modified for other holidays or events!

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

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project**

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Red/Silver (less than 100 yards)
Scraps of Black yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
Red Heart Yarns with Love in Pewter
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White
-G/6-4.25mm crochet hook Get the same Hook as me by clicking here!
Styrofoam Cone from Craft Store
Pom Maker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

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
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Popcorn: 5DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st ch up 3 of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.

Pattern:

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

With Red:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (Place st marker), work in continuous rounds
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6-8: sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 10-13: sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 15-17: sc in each st around. (30)
Change to Black
Rnds 18-21: SC in each st around. (30)
Change back to Red
Rnds 22-30: SC in each st around. (30)
Fasten off.
Change to White
Rnd 31: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Popcorn in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc.
Rnd 32: ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, *SC in next popcorn, Popcorn in next SC, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. popcorn.

Buckle:
With Gray
Ch 16
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch, 2 more sc in same ch, *SC in next 3 chs, 3 SC in next ch, repeat from * around ch, work in continuous rounds. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: SC in next st, * 3 sc in next st, SC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Make pom and sew to top of cone piece
Sew buckle to piece.
Fit around styrofoam cone.

Enjoy!!

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

Crochet Tutorial: Shred the Slopes Hat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!**

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You could fasten off here or make it wider.

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

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

Enjoy!!

Match this hat with the Gentleman’s Scarf

Gentleman's Scarf

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Beast Costume Gloves

As I make progress on the costumes that I am designing for Nate and myself for Halloween, I was puzzled over how to make a pair of Beast Mitts. I pooled over ideas of what would work, what would be comfortable for an evening of partying with our friends, what would look like a pair of paws with claws? All these questions are answered in this pair of open finger gloves.

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These mitts are not meant for freezing temperature days. Just by appearance, it’s obvious why. These are strictly for costume purpose. However, but omitting the finger/claws you would have a basic pair of fingerless gloves or hand warmers.

I used Red Heart Boutique Fur to cover these paws. You are free to use creative choices for the type of fur you would like to use. You can create a different look by using different types of furs.

The pattern can be adjusted for any size hand. In my video, I created this pair to fit a larger sized man-hand. With easy math, you can make this pattern from child size to an XL hand size. Have fun with this costume/prop accessory. It is perfect for so many designs – wildcats, bears, lions, werewolves, beasts, monsters, etc.

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Here is the link to the hat which was the first part of this costume.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these Beast Costume Gloves:

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Boutique Fur in Mink (11 yards)
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Sequoia (150 yards)
Caron Simply Soft in Black for Claws (20 yards)
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 7 minutes and 22 seconds. The first 7 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any yarn that is a worsted weight or a Double Knitting (DK) yarn to make these gloves
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you watch the whole video tutorial, I explain how to make these bigger or smaller.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete
-This video tutorial shows only the Right Hand, but with simple modifications, you can make the left hand.

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 to have visual instructions.

Fingerless Glove:
Ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn
Rows 2-32: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn.
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew the seam up the side, leaving a space for a thumb hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fingers:
Index Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [ch 2, turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.

Middle Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.

Ring Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 4 times, ch 2, HDC across. Fasten off.

Pinky: Ch 1, sc in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.

Thumb: Ch 1, sc around thumb (5 sts), [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.

Make Chain Straps to hold fingers in place (See video tutorial to make these)

Claws: Make 10 (Work in continuous rounds)
With Black
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 fingers. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Add fur to the back of the hand by weaving it throughout the hand with a yarn needle. See video tutorial for more visual instructions.

Fasten off, weave in all loose ends.
Enjoy!!

♥Nadia

Click this image to learn how to make a beast hat to match!
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Crochet Tutorial: Gorilla Hat

Whether it’s for a costume, a winter hat, or giving this for a gift, you will go bananas over this fun character hat and find it very a-peel-ing!! There’s a new musical animation film coming out in December. One of the characters from the movie inspired this cute earflap hat. I made this cutie patootie Gorilla Hat just in time for Halloween and the holidays! My nephew is a lil’ gorilla and makes the best model!!

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

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

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Pattern:

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

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:
Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn in Edwardian (Specifics on yardage is in the intro of the video tutorial)
Lion Brand Hometown USA in Oakland Black
Red Heart Super Saver  yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Gray
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Poly-fil for stuffing


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NOTES:
-I do not have smaller sizes for this hat, it is made for a Child size.
-You can easily adjust this size to make it bigger by adding increase rounds and more rows to make it longer. Check out this page for tips on hat sizes.

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

Hat
With Homespun and Bulky yarn together
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring (or start with Magic Ring)
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 8 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3. (9)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in each sp between sts around. sl st to ch up 3. (18)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in same sp as ch up 3, DC in next sp, * 2 DC in next, DC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (27)
Rnd 4: Ch up 3, DC in same sp as ch up 3, DC in next sp, * 2 DC in next, DC in next 2 sps, repeat from * around, Sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnd 5-9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to ch up 3. (36)

Earflaps:
First earflap:
Row 1: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), DC in next 4. (5)

Row 2: Ch up 3, Turn, DC in between each st. (5)

Row 3: Ch up 3, Turn, DC2TOG, DC in last 2 sps. (4)

Row 4: Ch up 3, Turn, DC3TOG.
Fasten off, weave in end.

Second Earflap
See video tutorial for specific location
Repeat as 1st earflap.

Snout: Use Red Heart Yarn in Gray and H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 st) 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnds 8 & 9: Sc in each st around. (42)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
Embroider Mouth to snout.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Stuff snout and sew to hat.

Behind the Eyes:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to hat

Eyes: Make 2
With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around. (18)

Pupil: Make 2
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Assembly step:
Sew pupils to eyeball, stuff eye, and sew to hat.

Nose:
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
Row 2-16: Ch 1, Turn, SC in each st across.
Fasten off with long tail.
See video tutorial for visual instructions to form nose and sew to snout.

Eyebrow:
In black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook (4)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (8)
Stuff a little as you go,
Rnds 3-18: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 19: SC2Tog 4 times, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial on how to stuff and sew to hat.

Ears: Make 2 in Gray
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, sl st to ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 SC in first 2 sts, 1 Sc in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, 1 SC in last 4 sts, (16)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Cut a bunch of scrap yarn, tie to top of hat for hair, comb it out for fuzzy hair
Make braids on each earflap.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Faux Fur Trapper Hat

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

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

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

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

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Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Beast Hat

In keeping with my costume theme that began with my Enchanted Rose Cape, I have finished designing Part 2: The Beast Hat. From the outside, he may appear menacing, but underneath is a heart of gold. He’s my perfect beast!

This beast hat encapsulates the fierce persona that one would like to portray in this costume. If you are looking to do the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, this particular hat is just the right way to achieve that!

 

Beyond the Beast, this hat has a lot of versatility! You can remove the horns, change the colors, change the ears to create your own adult hat in various animals such as a bear, a skunk, a panda, or the like. This is a very warm and heavy hat perfect for those winter days. Enjoy this tutorial and written pattern!

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

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***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:
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Warm Brown (75 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee (20 Yards)
Patons Theo Yarn in Honey Dijon (115 yards)
Red Heart Boutique Fur in Mink (11 yards)
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Sequoia (30 yards)
Poly-fil for stuffing horns
-L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

NOTES:
-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 9 minutes. The first 9 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any bulky yarn or any furry yarn if you cannot find the Patons Theo yarn.
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you stop increasing on rounds 2 or 3 of the hat, you could make this for a baby.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete


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
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.

 

Hat:
With L hook
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc. ch up 2 (9 DC)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each sp between sts,  sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next sp, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (27)
Rnd 4: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next 2 sps, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
Rnds 5-8: DC in each sp around, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
You can make more rounds if you need it longer, when you are satisfied, go on to making the earflaps

Work in the sps between the sts for this part (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in the same st and in the next 5 sts, Ch 2 turn (6 sts)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, Ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC in next 3 sts, CH 2, turn (4 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC2TOG, fasten off. (2 sts)

Fold hat in half and make other earflap on opposite side repeating the same thing you did for first earflap.

Ears: Make 2 with G hook
Work in continuous rounds, put st marker after each round to mark beginning of round
Work in BACK LOOPS ONLY
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 6-12: Sc in each st around. (30)
Fasten off with long tail.

Add fur by single crocheting around the ear edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew ears to hat

Horns: Make 2 with G hook
WORK IN BACK LOOPS ONLY
ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
Rnds 2-3: sc in each st around. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts (7)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st. (8)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts (9)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts. (10)
Rnds 8-9: sc in each st around. (10)
Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts. (12)
Rnd 11: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (13)
Rnd 12: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts. (14)
Rnd 13: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts. (15)
Rnds 14-16: Sc in each st around. (15)

Mohawk: with L hook
Ch 6
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, Ch up 2, turn
Row 2-12: DC between each st across, ch up 2, turn
Or however long you need to make it.

Add tassles to your ear flaps (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

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Pokémon Go Style

Ready, set, Pokémon GO! Get your hooks ready to make some great Pokémon accessories and get a head start on your holiday projects! As this Pokémon Go! game has swept the world, I am no exception to the craze, I am hooked on crochet AND this app! (pun intended!)

Now we can hunt Pokémon in style with these great accessories. I made a cute Pikachu hat for my nephew, using my Basic Beanie Hat pattern and added some embellishments. Below, you will find the written instructions for those pieces.

Here are some other great crochet projects from other crocheters for additional Pokémon gear! Check ’em out and catch ’em all!

Pokémon Related Amugurumi: http://icrochetthings.blogspot.com/
Catch ’em all here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/i-crochet-things

Pokéball Hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokemon-ball-mod-beanie–slouch 

Super Cute Pikachu Amigurumi: http://www.sabrinasomers.com/free-amigurumi-crochet-pattern-pikachu.php

Another Super Cute Pikachu Amigurumi: http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.ca/2007/01/pokemon-look-alike-pikachu.html

Pikachu Hat: http://yarnwars.com/free-patterns-created-yarnwars/free-pokemon-pikachu-inspired-hat-crochet-pattern/

Collect all kinds of Pokéballs: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokeball-11

Warm up with a Pokéball Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokeball-scarf

Store things in your Pokéball Bag: http://athenahandmade.blogspot.com/2013/03/pattern-poke-bag.html

More Pokémon Patterns from The Crochet Crowdhttp://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-pokemon-returns/

 

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This BASIC BEANIE HAT will help you make the shell of this Pikachu hat:

I used all Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Yellow, Black, Red, and White
I used an H-5.00mm crochet hook

Ears: work in continuous rounds. Make 2
With Yellow:
Rnd 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 sc in last ch, sc on opposite side of ch, put 2 sc in last st, place st marker
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc to last st, 2 sc in last st, fasten off with long tail for sewing

With black:
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and across (4), ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in 1st st, sc2tog, sc in next st (3), ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc3tog, sc around entire piece, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Triangle made.
Sew black triangle to yellow piece at top.

Embroider nose and mouth on hat

Eyes: (Make 2)
With black: ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Embroider white dots in eyes for effect.

Cheeks: (Make 2)
With Red: Ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew all embellishments to basic beanie hat made in yellow.

Now you can play Pokémon Go in style!!

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~Nadia

Crochet Pattern: Cheshire Cat Tail

This is the 4th piece of the Cheshire Cat costume. It is a very simple pattern. There is no video tutorial since this is a continuous repeat pattern. This particular tail was made for the Cheshire Cat costume, however, this can be modified to be crocheted for any type of tail for any costume! The length can be changed to accommodate any size. It can be made short or long.

Enjoy this pattern and leave a comment!

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter
Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter

If you are interested in making the full costume, You can find the Leg Warmers pattern here. You can find the Hand warmer Paws Pattern here. And you can find the Top Hat that Nate is wearing right here! Enjoy!

Written Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Yarns (Less than 300 yards)
-Fun Fur (scraps)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Stuffing
-Elastic (optional)
-Safety Pin (optional)

NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet

Tail:

Change color every 10 Rounds. Work In continuous Rounds, moving stitch marker up each round. Add stuffing as you go, I found it easier to stuff after every 10 rounds.
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 each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 8-60 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around, change color after rounds 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50.
Apply fur at the tip of the tail by sewing it on.
Sew end closed and weave elastic through and wear around your waist, or sew the end closed and pin it to your pants!
Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

Click this photo to learn how to make the paws!

Cat Paws
Click this photo to learn how to make the Cheshire Cat Hoodie

Cheshire Cat
Click here to learn how to make the Leg Warmers

Leg Warmers

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

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“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” ~Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Be the Light Granny Square

I created this design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It combines popcorn stitches (my favorite!), and a few other crochet stitches to create a look that reminds me of a lantern. It inspired me to name it “Be the Light.” I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**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:
**Get the full kit of supplies here**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want. I just used scrap yarn.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-The finished square measures 8 inches (approx. 20 cm)


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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
EDC: Extended Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 5dc in same st, remove hook from loop, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4dc in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight, Beg. Popcorn made.

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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.

Start with Magic Ring or ch 6 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn, *ch 1, Popcorn, repeat from * until there are 8 popcorn sts, ch 1, sl st to beg. popcorn st. (8 popcorn sts, 8 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: In Ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch sp around. sl st to beginning. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. sl st to beginning. (32 sc)

Rnd 4: ch 3, beg. popcorn in same st, ch 2, *sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts, 16 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp, ch 1, *SC in same sp, EDC in sk’d st from rnd 3, SC in same sp, repeat from * in each ch sp around, sl st to beginning. (48 sts)

Rnd 6: In any 1st sc of grouping, ch 3, dc in same st, * ch 2, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around ending with hdc in last 2 sts, sl st to beginning. (56 sts)

Rnd 7: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sp, * sc in next 6 sts, [sc, hdc, dc, sc, dc] in next st, ch 3, [dc, sc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, sc in next 6 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning.

Rnd 8: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 4 (counts as TR), [TR, ch 2, 2TR] in same sp, * ch1, sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk over 6 sts, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, [2tr, ch 2, 2tr] in corner. Repeat from * around, sl st to ch 4. (watch video tutorial to learn this round, it’s easier than it seems!

Rnd 9: In corner sp, ch 1, *[2sc, ch 2, 2sc] in corner, sc in each st and ch sp across (19 sts), repeat from * around. sl st to beginning.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad


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Free Crochet Pattern: Color Pop Baby Blanket

I wanted to create an unconventional piece for a baby. I have somebody close to me that is having a baby soon and I was inspired to think outside the box with this amazing Color Pop Baby Blanket. Steering away from the “traditional” pastel colors or pinks and blues for gender specifications, I wanted to create something that is gender neutral as the mother and father do not know the baby’s gender.

Using that inspiration and that element of surprise, I wanted to make something that just WOW’s the nursery and the arrival of this new baby. This amazing piece started to form from a small creative idea that I had.

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This bright and colorful blanket combines a variety of stitches to give rich texture with a cheerful *pop* of color in the stripes! I framed the entire piece with a crocheted pom border as well. This border is very reminiscent of the 1970’s trend, but I have added new life to the retro look. It is fabulous!

Not only will this be a great addition to any nursery, but it would serve as a secondary purpose of being a great play throw to have to crawl around on the floor with. There are so many sensory textures.

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In this baby blanket, I used popcorn stitches, granny stitches, double crochets, single crochets, cluster stitches, puff stitches, and treble crochets.  You can even make this blanket bigger to make an afghan or even a full bedspread! Get creative!

You can use any colors you like, so if you know the gender of the baby, you could make this in a variety of hues of one color or make this in one solid color. The possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what you create! This was such a fun project!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to crochet this blanket:

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in all different colors
Frosty Green
Lavender
Turqua
Buff
Jade
White
Burgundy
Spring Green
Carrot
Peacock
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can make this blanket any size. Use the Afghan Size Guide in this Blog Post
-The measurements for my blanket came out to be approximately 47 inches X 45 Inches
-You can make this blanket any size by making your beginning chain an even number.
-You can use any colors you want. I used a Worsted Weight, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well.
-This blanket took me approximately 1 month to complete (But I did not work on it continuously)
-You do not have to change color so often, but sewing in those pesky ends is a nightmare. Be sure to sew them in as you go, but if you are not changing color as often as I do in the video tutorial, you can carry your yarn up the rows on the sides because when we make our border, we cover the sides anyway.
-Ch 3/Ch4 at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch unless otherwise specified (See video tutorial for explanation, especially when working treble crochet rows)
-If you do not have the same exact stitch count as me (if you are off by a few stitches, do not worry about it, it is OK, the border will hide any imperfections on the edges)

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
LDC2TOG: Long Double Crochet Decrease (Work a Double Crochet Decrease in the previous row, working around chain space)
PC: Popcorn (4 DC in st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through stitch. Popcorn made)
PS: Puff Stitch: *YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, repeat from * until you have 7 loops on your hook. YO pull through all 7 loops.


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Pattern: Change color every row.

Ch 128
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 3, turn. (127)

Row 2: *PC in next st, ch 1, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (64 DC, 63 PC, 63 Ch 1 sps)

Row 3: SC in each dc and in each ch 1 sp. Do NOT sc in the PC’s, ch 3, turn (127)

Row 4: 2DC in same st as ch up3, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat from * ending with 3 dc in last st, ch 1, turn. (43 groups of dc)

Row 5: sc in same st as ch 1 and in next 2 sts, *LDC2TOG working around ch 1 sp into sts from Row 3, sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, Repeat from * across, ch 4, turn. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) (129 sts)

Row 6: * Sk next st, TR in next st, TR in skipped st (cross stitch made), repeat from * across ending with TR in last st, ch 1, turn. (129 TR)

Row 7: SC across, ch 1, turn. (125 sc–if you end up with 129 sc, that’s okay too!)

Row 8: sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * turn. (43 sc, 42 ch 2 sps)

Row 9: 3 DC in each ch 2 sp (AKA Granny Stitch), skipping sc’s. ch 3, turn. (126 dc)

Row 10: DC in next st, PS in next st (middle st of Granny Stitch), DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ch 3, turn.

Rows 11-40: repeat rows 1-10 (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 41: Repeat Row 9

Row 42: Repeat Row 8

Row 43: Repeat Row 7

Row 44: repeat row 6

Row 45: Repeat Row 3

Row 46: Repeat Row 4

Row 47: Repeat Row 5

Row 48: Repeat Row 2

Row 49: Repeat Row 1

Row 50: Repeat Row 10

Rows 51-79: Repeat Rows 41-50

Fasten off and start border:

BORDER:
Rnd 1: SC around entire blanket putting 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Sl st to beginning and fasten off!

That border is amazing and can be put on any blanket!!

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Like this blanket? Try the Dream Time Mosaic Baby Quilt!

How to Crochet: Minecraft Creeper Hat

Perfect for the gamer, this Minecraft Creeper hat is an easy pattern to work up in a few short hours! My video tutorial demonstrates the pattern for the beanie as well as the character detail.

I was fortunate enough to have Nate model a sample, but in the video tutorial, I demonstrate how to make a toddler/child size hat. You can go on to increase your stitches to make this larger after round 7. See the notes section for further instructions.

For hat sizing and stitch counting, follow along with the measure guide chart in this post here.

 

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To learn how to make this Minecraft Creeper Hat, follow along with this video tutorial:

**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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used colors Spring Green and Black)
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-This hat is demonstrated for a Toddler/Small Child size: 19 Inches Hat Circumference

-The chain 2 at the beginning of a new round does not count as a stitch

-Join to the first DC of the round in the hat portion, NOT to the ch 2.

-To make your hat bigger, after round 6 Increase the next round as follows:
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, repeat around, join, ch 2 (66 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, ch 2 (72 DC)
Round 10-16: DC in each st, join, ch 2.

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

Pattern:
With Green:
Ch 3
Round 1: 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 8-16: DC around, join ch2 (54 DC)
(You could end on Round 15 if you wanted to)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Design of Creeper:
With Black:
Make 2:
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2-5: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth part:
With Black:
Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 2: sc across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: sc across and chain 4 (7 sc & 4 chs)
Row 5: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chains, sc in next 4 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 6: SC in each st across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 7: SC in each st across. ch 4, turn. (7)
Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chains, sc in next 4 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 9: sc in each st across. ch 1 turn. (7)
Row 10: Sc in each st across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 11: SC in each st across. (7)
Sc around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew pieces to hat, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Cable Crochet Headband

I often see cable stitches in knitted items, but there is a way to do it with crochet as well! For anybody looking to crochet a cable knit headband, or use this technique to create other awesome items like blankets and hats, follow along with my video tutorial to learn how to do just that!!

I filmed this tutorial a while ago and wanted to add it to my website as a blog post for all of you. 🙂

It may look intricate, but in this video tutorial, you will learn that this is a very simple pattern.

**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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Gray)
-Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

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

Pattern:

Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, HDC in each st across. Turn (12 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, HDC in the first 4 sts, FPTR around the next 4 HDC, HDC in the last 4 sts. Turn (8 HDC, 4 FPTR)
Row 4: Ch 1, HDC in the first 4 sts, BPTR around the next 4 sts, HDC in the last 4 sts. Turn (8 HDC, 4 BPTR)
Row 5: Ch 2, HDC in first 4 sts, skip the next 2 sts, FPTR around the next 2 sts, FPTR around the 2
skipped stitches. (in that order every time- 3, 4, 1, 2), HDC in remaining 4
sts. Turn ( 8 HDC, 4 FPTR)
Rows 6 – 63: Repeat rows 4 and 5 or until your piece is as long as you need it. (In the video tutorial I ended on row 43)
Row 64: Ch 2, HDC in each st across. Turn (12 hdc)
Row 65: Ch 1, sc in each st across. (12 sc)
SC around the entire band. Fasten off with long tail. Sew seam in back. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Hometown Honey Sunhat

For the first time, I tried my hand at crocheting with raffia yarn. It was definitely an interesting experience in trying something new. I made this floppy brim Hometown Honey Sunhat! Just in time to protect yourself from the rays! Whether on the beach or in the garden, this will come in handy!

Working with raffia while creating this hat was interesting. I may have to try again on another project to fully provide a fair opinion of this type of yarn. I ran into a few frustrating challenges, but still managed to achieve a decent result. Some tweaking and blocking this hat pattern will continue to improve its look.

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When working with Raffia Yarn, always remember, you will have to give your hands a rest from time to time. Depending on the type of Raffia you use in your project, it can be a little rough on the hands.

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In making this hat, my initial concern was over the hook size because of the pattern it was creating. The yarn looks thick/bulky, but it is actually quite thin when you start working with it. It created a stitch that wasn’t as tight as I expected it to be using my G6 crochet hook. Be aware of that when you start your project. This Raffia yarn is also not as firm as I expected it to be in the final product.

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When I wore the hat, the brim of the hat was very floppy and did not hold a firm shape. I had a feeling that would happen while I was crocheting this in the video tutorial. At that point, I realized I had to do something to acquire the the wide brim look that I was hoping for. I decided to block this piece after I had my dad photograph it.

Below you will see the photo of the hat in the blocking process. I pinned it to a towel and saturated it with water. It will be dry within 24 hours and it should hold a better shape. Upon doing further research, I have learned that you can also starch raffia/straw sunhats by using liquid spray starch or making your own starch with 16 oz. of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of corn starch. You can spray the mixture on your hat. It will not wreck it, and it will give you a more desired shape.

For those of you who want a floppy brim, the original result will give you that. It’s cute no matter what!!

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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.”

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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:
Premier Home Raffia Yarn (210 Yards) Color: Almond
-Size G-4.25mm 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
-This hat pattern and demonstration will fit an Adult Size, but you can adjust measurements on your increases very easily by following along with this measure guide. Just stop increasing at a certain point if you want to make this smaller, or increase evenly around in multiples of 6 until the crown of your hat measures to the size you need and then stop increasing and go on to making your hat sides and brim.
-Work in the BLO unless otherwise instructed
-This took me approximately 3 hours to make
-The measurements for the hat demonstrated in this tutorial are: Circumference of hat part: 22 Inches Top to brim: 7 inches Brim Width: 5 inches
-Move Stitch Marker up each round as this is made in the round

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
Crab Stitch: Backwards Single Crochet (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:
Ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times. (54)
Rnd 10: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 8 sts) 6 times. (60)
Rnd 11: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 9 sts) 6 times. (66)
Rnd 12: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 10 sts) 6 times. (72)
To increase more, just follow the pattern to make your increases and then go onto the instructions for rounds 13-24.
Rnds 13-24: Sc in each st around. (72)
Continue working the SC rounds if you need to make this longer (see the measure guide in the NOTES section of this tutorial)
Rnd 25: Work in the FLO: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) Repeat Around (108)
Rnd 26: (Go back to working in BLO) Sc in each st around. (108)
Rnd 27: (SC 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) Repeat Around. (144)
Rnds 28-29: SC in each st around. (144)
Rnd 30: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next 23 sts) Repeat around. (150)
Rnds 31-32: SC in each st around. (150)
Rnd 33: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next 24 sts) Repeat around. (156)
Rnds 34-36: SC in each st around. (156)
Sl st to next st, (Fasten off is optional at this point)
Rnd 37: Crab Stitch around (Reverse Single Crochet)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Embellish your hat with a ribbon, flower, pin, beads, anything you’d like!

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: Elmo Hat

I don’t often sell my patterns, but some of them I list on my Etsy Shop as a source to keep more content. A portion of each sale from my shop goes to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. This video tutorial is for one size only (6-12 Months). If you wish to make this in other sizes (Adult, Teen, Child, Toddler, 3-6 Months), check out my Etsy shop to purchase this pattern and make it smaller or bigger.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat for a size 6-12 Months:

**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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
Cherry Red, Yellow, White, and Black
-Polyfil Stuffing
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle

Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: double crochet
HDC: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet

All patterns are written in standard US terms.
Pattern includes all these sizes:
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
Toddler/Preschooler
Child
Teen/Adult
Large Adult

Size Chart:
Sizing Chart: (measuring ear to ear–across forehead)
3-6 Months: 6″-7″”
6-12 months: 8″
Toddler/Preschooler: 9″
Child: 10″-11″
Teen-Adult: 11″-12″
Large Adult: 13″+

Crochet Tutorial: Basket Weave Baby Hat

This darling basket weave baby boy hat is the second piece to our little boy layette set we have been working on. This cute little cap is using a new stitch giving a bit of pattern and texture to our set. As we continue with these items, they can be altered to fit a little boy or little girl simply by changing colors. It is a very versatile hat.

Basket Weave Hat

Basket Weave Hat

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

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

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

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

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

Materials:
-Caron Simply Soft yarn (315 Yards) in Bone
-Bernat Softee Baby Yarn (less than 100 yards) in Pale Blue
-Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size
-This Sweater will fit a child up to 18 months. It is quite stretchy.
-This is made from the top down
-If you work in multiples of 10, then you can make this bigger or smaller.
-Finished measurements for the hat in the video tutorial: 16 inches (40cm)  in circumference, 7 inches (18cm) tall.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:
Ch 3
Round 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from Hook (10)

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (20 DC)

Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (30 DC)

Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (40 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)

Round 7: DC in each st around, join to first DC, ch 2 (60 DC)

Round 8: FPDC around next 5 sts, BPDC around next 5 sts, Repeat around, sl st to beginning FPDC, Ch 2. (30 FPDC, 30 BPDC) (See video tutorial for visual instructions on where to start this round exactly).

Round 9-12: Repeat Round 8

Round 13: BPDC around next 5 sts, FPDC around next 5 sts, Repeat around, sl st to beginning BPDC, Ch 2. (30 BPDC, 30 FPDC) (See video tutorial for visual instructions on where to start this round exactly).

Rounds 14-17: Repeat Round 13

Rounds 18-22: Repeat Round 8

Change to Blue

Round 23: HDC in each st around. Sl st to beginning.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!

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

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Infant Pullover Hoodie

This infant pullover hoodie is a very versatile piece for any baby layette. This simple, essential part of a baby boy wardrobe can be used in a variety of ways, making it one of the most well used items you will ever create.

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

Whether it is a cool summer night and you need a little cover-up to guard from the chill, or layered on a winter day to feel like they are wrapped up in warmth, this little hoodie can be used all year round. There are not many items which can be that multi-functional.

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie
Using the softest fibers, I have created this basic piece that can be adapted to be gender friendly for a little boy or girl. You can get creative and add your own adaptations of this pattern by putting on a pocket or applique. The sky’s the limit with creativity of this great pullover!

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

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

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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:
-Caron Simply Soft yarn (315 Yards) in Bone
-Bernat Softee Baby Yarn (less than 100 yards) in Pale Blue
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size. I do not have the stitch numbers for larger sizes.
-This Sweater will fit a child up to 9-10 months. It is quite stretchy.
-This is made from the neck down, then sleeves, and hood last
-Final dimensions: Length (shoulder to bottom): 12 Inches, Sleeve Length: 10 Inches, Waist: 17 Inches Circumference.
-This can be made longer or shorter by repeating the rounds.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-Stitch: DC, ch 1, DC in same space

Sweater:
With Bone
Ch 50, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Ch up 2
Rnd 1: DC in same ch as ch up 2, DC in next 6 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 9 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 14 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 9 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 7 chs. Sl st to beginning dc of the round. Ch 2. (54 DC, 4 Ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (62 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 3: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches.  Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (70 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 4: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (78 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 5: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (86 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 6: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (94 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 7: DC in each DC until the V-Stitch, Join first and second V-Stitch with DC, DC in each st to the next V-Stitch, Join the next 2 V-Stitches together with a DC, DC in the rest of the stitches to the end. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (See video tutorial for clarification and visual instructions) (54 DC)

Rnd 8-12: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (Skipping the stitches we skipped for the arm holes) (54 DC)

After round 12, change to Blue

Rnd 13: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Bone

Rnd 14: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Blue

Rnd 15: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Bone

Rnd 16-18: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Fasten off after round 18.
Weave in ends.

Sleeves:
Attach Main Color yarn under arm where you attached the V-Stitches (See video tutorial at minute 28:53 for visual instructions)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23 DC)
Rnd 2-5: Repeat Round 1 (23)
Change to Blue after round 5
Rnd 6: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Bone
Rnd 7: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Blue
Rnd 8: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Bone
Rnds 9-11: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Fasten off after round 11. Weave in ends.
Repeat the same for the 2nd sleeve.

Hood:
Mark 10th st from the left of the V-Stitch on the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: In BLO, Ch up 2, DC in same st, DC in the next 3 sts (in BLO), Now working in BOTH LOOPS, DC in each st to first V-Stitch. DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in the rest of the stitches and work the last 4 sts in the FRONT LOOPS where the first 4 sts where placed. (Again, I recommend viewing the video tutorial for this portion) Ch 2, turn. (50 DC)

Row 2-15: DC in each st across, Ch 2, turn. (50 DC)
Fasten off with Long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Fold hood in half and sew top seam (View video tutorial for visual instructions)
SC around hood with Accent Color (blue). Fasten off, Weave in all ends

Enjoy!

“Good seasons start with good beginnings.” ~Sparky Anderson

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Mini Square Infant Hat

I’ve decided to dedicate this next week to all things BABY! To start this project, and the ensemble set, I’m making an infant hat first. In keeping with the Granny Square theme (See 365 Days of Granny Squares project), I’ve created this cute little cap that is sure to keep your precious bundle warm.

Continue to follow this series as I will be making booties, a dress, and a security blanket lovey for a very special baby.

Baby Hat

Here is a close-up photo of what the hat looks like:

Baby Hat

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:
-Bernat Softee Baby in Pink (Less than 100 yds)
-Herrschners Whisper Soft Yarn in White (Less than 30 yds)
-Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-This hat makes the granny squares first, then the rim of the hat, then we work the other side of the granny squares and work up the hat to close up the top.
-You could use the granny square design and make that in a headband design as well! That would be really cool!
-This pattern is in multiples of 9 so you can make as many granny squares as you want to make it bigger and follow along with the decreases as the same in my hat
-This pattern is written for an infant. This will fit a baby that is 3-6 months old. Use a smaller hook to make it smaller or a larger hook to make it bigger.

Special stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease

Hat:

Mini Granny Square: Make 6
Ch 4
Rnd 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, work (3 dc in same ch sp, ch 2) 3 times; join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 2 dc in same sp; ch 1, * work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp (corner made); ch 1, repeat form * twice more, ending with 3 DC in beginning ch 2 sp where we started. join. Fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly Step:
Sew all your squares together in a strip and then sew the first and last square together to form a band. (headband made).

Brim: With Pink
Insert your hook into any ch 2 sp on any granny square on the bottom side of your headband.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC), 2DC in same space, *3 DC in next ch1 sp, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around (54 DC)

Rnd 2. Ch 1, SC in each st around
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Top of Hat: With Pink
Insert your hook into any ch 2 sp on any granny square on the top side of your headband.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC), 2DC in same space, *3 DC in next ch1 sp, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3. (54 DC)

Rnds 2-3: Ch 2 (Does not count as a st), DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning DC of this round. (54 DC)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *DC2TOG, DC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around, Sl st to beginning St. (45 DC)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *DC2TOG, DC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around, Sl st to beginning St. (36 DC)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *DC2TOG, DC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from * around, Sl st to beginning St. (27 DC)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *DC2TOG, DC in next St. Repeat from * around, Sl st to beginning St. (18 DC)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, DC2TOG around, Sl st to beginning St. (9 DC)

Fasten off with long tail.
Turn hat inside out, sew top hole closed.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ~Eda J. LeShan

♥Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet

Introducing The Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet. This elfin hat is so enchanting and has the charm of a tiny fairy-tale character. It’s conical shape is perfect for any little sprite. This will fit a baby that is 3-6 Months old. We work off measurements in the video, so you can make this bigger or smaller just by measuring your own. Enjoy!

Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet
Watch 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:
-129 yds of Baby By Herrschner’s (Baby Cloudsoft) in PeachyKeen
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You may use any size thread and any size hook to make this. Just know that it will turn out larger or smaller, but this project goes off measurements, so you can use any type of yarn to achieve this look.


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Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: (PS) (YO, Go into directed stitch, YO, Pull through) x5 (you should have 11 loops on your hook) YO and pull through all 11 loops. Puff Made.

Bonnet
Start with Slip Knot with Long tail for sewing later
Ch 21 Loosely
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 2: HDC in 1st st, *PS in next, HDC in next, repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (9 puff stitches made, 11 HDCs made)

Row 3: HDC in 1st 2 sts, *PS in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4-31: Repeat rows 2 & 3 until your piece is 15 Inches (I was able to end at row 31, but you can end on any ODD number Row)

Row 32: Sc across and down the long side of your work (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off

Assembly: Sew up the backside of the bonnet with the beginning long strand of yarn we made when we created our slip knot.

Tie Tassel:
Chain 100, Fasten off, Weave through the bottom edge of bonnet. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Slouchy Mesh Hat with Brim

I am a big fan of the slouchy hat! This Slouchy Mesh Hat with a Brim is a great roomy hat for anyone. This net look is a great way to keep your hair off your face and be fashionable at the same time. Great for any season as it has an airy island feel!

Slouchy Hat with Brim

Slouchy Hat with Brim

Slouchy Hat with Brim

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

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Caron Simply Soft. One skein in Pagoda and small amount of Mango
-Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Hats are worked from the top down.
-This hat will fit an adult size head, but it may also fit a child. If you know basic decreasing, you can do more decreasing to make it smaller. *This hat is only available in the ONE size shown in this blog post.*

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
Chainless Front Post Double Crochet (CFPDC): Make a chainless starting double crochet & insert hook into front post of the stitch of the last round, then yarn over and pull through. (See video for visual instruction)

Hat:
With Pagoda:
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 11 DC in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to beginning ch (12)
Rnd 2: Chainless Front Post Double Crochet (CFPDC), ch 1, (fpdc, ch 1) x11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 3: CFPDC, ch 2, (FPDC, CH 2) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 4: CFPDC, ch 3, (FPDC, CH 3) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 5: CFPDC, ch 4, (FPDC, CH 4) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 6: CFPDC, ch 5, (FPDC, CH 5) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 7: CFPDC, ch 6, (FPDC, CH 6) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 8: CFPDC, ch 7, (FPDC, CH 7) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 9: CFPDC, ch 8, (FPDC, CH 8) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 10
: CFPDC, ch 9, (FPDC, CH 9) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 11: CFPDC, ch 10, (FPDC, CH 10) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 12: CFPDC, ch 11, (FPDC, CH 11) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 13: CFPDC, ch 12, (FPDC, CH 12) x 11, sl st to beginning.
Rnds 14-18: Repeat Round 13
Rnd 19: Repeat Round 12
Rnd 20: Repeat Round 11
Rnd 21: Repeat Round 10
Rnd 22: Repeat Round 9
Rnd 23
: Repeat Round 8
Rnd 24: Repeat Round 7
Rnd 25: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch, 6 HDC into ch 6 space, (HDC, 6 HDC into space) x11, sl st to beginning. (84 HDC)
Rnd 26: Ch 1, DC in each st around. sl st to beginning. (84 DC)
Rnd 27: Ch 1, DC in same st, DC in next, FPDC in next, * DC in next 2 sts, FPDC in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning dc. Change color to Mango.
Rnd 28: Repeat Round 27
Rnd 29: Ch 1, * SC2TOG, Sc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. sl st to beginning. (72 sc)
Rnd 30: ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to beginning. (72 sc) Change color to Pagoda.
Rnd 31: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st to beginning. (72 sc)
Do not fasten off, continue to work brim. (See video for visual instructions for brim)

Brim: (I suggest viewing Video tutorial to learn how to do this section)
Row 1: Sk 1 st, sl st into next st, (SC in next st, 2 SC in next st) x15. sl st into next 2 sts. ch 1, turn. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked
Row 2: Sk sl sts, sc in each sc across (45 sc), sl st into next st, ch 1, turn
Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with Pagoda & Change color to Mango
*SC around entire hat.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Enjoy!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Football Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Football Headband

Growing up in the Green Bay area, Wisconsin, USA one cannot help but be a Green Bay Packers fan. They say we bleed green! Well this girl is no exception! With the NFL playoffs right around the corner, I designed this football headband.
Football Headband
Although this is in the colors of my favorite team-Green and Gold, this can be modified to your team colors either in Pro sports, college sports, or high school/middle school sports. This can also just be made into a seasonal headband with no team involvement if you are not the competitive type! Unlike me who wants the Pack to GO ALL THE WAY! I love me some football!

Football Headband
What’s really nice about this headband is that although I made it in the football format, by simply changing up the colors, you can make it in a variety of ways for other sports. Orange and black can be for basketball, white and black can be for soccer, red and white could be for baseball, solid black for hockey, simply by changing the striping and adding a few other embellishments. You can also make this a solid headband and just add a flower that will be cute for anybody on any occasion. Again, creativity knows no bounds!! Have fun with this and be sure to share your finished work on Facebook!!
Football Headband
Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make this headband:

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Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Chocolate
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Green
Size K-6.50mm crochet hook & I-5.50mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-Use the K size hook for the headband, use the I size hook for the flower appliqué
-Work in the BLO for the headband part.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loops Only

Headband (Work in the BLO)
Row 1: With Brown, Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (12 sc)

Row 2-18: ch 1, turn, sc across (12 sc)

At the end of row 18, change to white

Rows 19-21: ch 1 turn, sc across.

At the end of row 21, change to brown

Rows 22-37: ch 1, turn, sc across.

At the end of row 37, change to white

Rows 38-40: ch 1, turn, sc across.

At the end of row 40, Change to brown

Rows 41-59: ch 1, turn, sc across.

Continue to sc around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail and sew seam closed. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Laces:
ch 10, fasten off, sew to center of headband.
Embroider the laces on the headband. See video tutorial for instructions and use photos for visual guide.

Flower Applique:
Rnd 1: with I hook, Ch 3 and work 17 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook, join with a sl st to ch up 2. (18 hdc)

Rnd 2: *ch 3, skip the next hdc, sl st in next hdc*, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch 3 sp to join (9 spaces made)

Rnd 3: You’ll be working a petal into each ch 3 space from round 2. ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) into each ch 3 space around (9 petals made) Fasten off and weave in end.

Round 4: In this round, make sure you are slip stitching “around” the hdc from Round 1. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). Attach new color, ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around the next stitch in Round 1, *ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around next hdc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to beginning ch 3 sp to join (6 spaces made)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3 (you’ll be making a total of 6 petals this time), sl st to ch 3 sp at the beginning to join, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew flower to headband. Add a button to the center of the flower for embellishment.

Enjoy!!

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***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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Crochet Tutorial: Vertical Cable Stitch Cowl

Cable Crochet is always a big favorite for a variety of projects! In this cowl neck, I have done a vertical Cable stitch to complete this amazing infinity scarf. It doesn’t have to stop there! Once you have mastered this stitch, this would be a great pattern for an afghan, a baby blanket, or other projects where cable stitch would compliment your piece!

Cable

Cable

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


Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dark Orchid (2 skeins–364 yards each skein)
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
~Watch the video to learn how to make this bigger or smaller. It is a repeat pattern so it should not be too difficult to adapt this pattern to the size you
-Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time.
-Ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet: YO, insert hook behind post of stitch (insert hook from front to back of stitch), YO, pull up a loop, YO, (pull through two loops) twice.
BPDC: YO, insert hook behind post of stitch (insert hook from back to front of stitch), YO, pull up a loop, YO, (pull through 2 loops) twice.

Cowl
Round 1: Ch 146 or any multiple of 6 +2, then double crochet across
OR
FDC 144 or any multiple of 6

Attach the beginning and sew any openings closed (see video for visual instructions)

Round 2
: Ch 2, BPDC around first dc from prev. round (same DC you joined to from round 1). BPDC around next st. Work Cabling: {Skip next 2 dc, 2 FPDC around next 2 dc, FPDC around frist skipped dc and next dc}. *2 BPDC in next 2 sts. Work Cabling: Sk next 2 sts, 2 FPDC around next 2 sts, FPDC around first skipped st and next st. * Repeat from * around, join with sl st to first BPDC.

Round 3
: Ch 2, BPDC around first BPDC from previous round. BPDC around next st. FPDC around next 4 dc, *BPDC 2, FPDC 4, repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first BPDC.

Round 4: 
Repeat round 3

Rounds 2-4 is one set of cables. Keep repeating rounds 2-4 until desired length

Rounds 5-7: Repeat rounds 2-4

Rounds 8-10: Repeat Rounds 2-4

Rounds 11-13: Repeat Rounds 2-4

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Turban Headband

Want to add a little holiday pop to your wardrobe?? Why not accent an outfit with this great project! A holiday headband, just in time to whip up for the cold season! This can be made in a variety of colors and it’s an easy project for the beginner crocheter!

I wear mine over my headscarf to add a little turban feel, but it can be worn any way you want! Have fun with this simple yet fashionable piece!

Turban Headband

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make your own headband!

 

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Yarn (Any Scraps of Worsted Weight)
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
There are no notes for this project. View Video tutorial for visual instructions

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

Pattern
Ch 70, (Or as many as you need to fit around your head)

Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (68 DC)

Rows 2-6: DC in each st across
Fasten off with long tail.

Assembly Step:
Sew the sides of the headband together to form a ring using the long tail you fastened off with. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

Center Piece of Turban
Ch 10
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch and across

Row 2-8: ch 2, turn, DC in each st across
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Finishing:
Sew Center Piece of Turban onto headband. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: The Happy Snowman Headband

Here is an easy project headband for the holiday. For the times when you need a small touch to an outfit or to add a little extra to a gift. This decorative adornment can be made as a plain band or with an embellishment like this happy snowman, a bow, or a flower! Get creative!

Snowman Headband

View this video to learn how to make your Happy Snowman Heaband:

Instead of a snowman, you could add a heart!

You could add a flower appliqué too!

Or, You could add a bow!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Scraps of Red Heart Yarns
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
This headband is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. The written pattern is for the ADULT SIZE ONLY.

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

Headband
With Red: Ch 61 (or any odd number that will fit around the head you want to make it for)
Row 1: SC in 3rd ch from hook, sk next ch, *5 DC in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * Until you get to the end, put 10 DC in last ch and turn to work on opposite side of foundation chain. ***sk next ch, sc in next ch (where there is a sc from opposite side), sk next ch, 5 DC in next ch, repeat from *** until the end, fasten off with long tail and sew headband closed.

Snowman Applique: (Work in BLO)

With White, Ch 2
Rnd 1
: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st (12)

Rnd 3: *2 SC in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around (18)

Rnd 4: *2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Hat applique:
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
Row 2: sl st in first st, sc in next 4 sts, leave last st unworked, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: sc across, ch 1 turn (4)
Row 4-5: Sc across, ch 1 turn (4)
Sl st down side and fasten off with long tail for sewing.
(See video for visual instructions)

Assembly Step:
Embroider face by watching video to get visual instructions, sew all pieces to headband

Enjoy!!

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“Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal.” ~Lyrics to “Frosty the Snowman”

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Beanie Hat with Pom

Every year I get orders for these chunky beanies with a pom. I ended up having to fill a few orders of this hat again this year, and I loved the color combination of this one. Some time ago, I had made a video tutorial on how to make this hat, but I never posted here to my blog. It’s a little bit overdue, but here are the instructions on how to create your very own chunky beanie.

Chunky Hat with Pom
This is such an easy pattern, you can watch the video to see how to make it in smaller or larger sizes to fit all ages.

Chunky Hat with Pom
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this simple hat:

Crochet Tutorial: The Enchantress Bonnet

Most of you know that I get inspiration from a variety of ways when creating my pieces. “The Enchantress Bonnet” is no exception. It reminds me of the enchantress from ancient literature or from a character in a fairy-tale.

Enchantress Bonnet
Recently, I started binge watching the series “Once Upon A Time” on Netflix. This series is a drama series that brings fairytales to life and intertwines characters from stories I remember as a child. I’m totally addicted to this show! I’ve noticed that I adore the costumes worn by the characters. I had seen a hood design and I fell in love with it. I love the texture from the crocodile stitch combined with the front post and back post half-double crochet. It looks very detailed and complex.  
Enchantress Bonnet
“Bring out the hidden enchantress inside of you! The magnificent, confident, hauntingly beautiful, multifaceted you!!”

Enchantress Bonnet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make your Enchantress Bonnet:

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Approx. 430 Yards of Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice in “Mountain Print”
-Approx. 315 Yards of Red Heart With Love in “Chocolate”
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
This hat is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. The written pattern is for the ADULT SIZE ONLY.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-Stitch: Double Crochet, Ch 1, Double Crochet all in the same stitch
Crocodile Stitch: 5 DC around 1st DC of V-Stitch, ch 1, 5 DC around 2nd DC of V-Stitch

Hat
With Mountain Print Ch 117
Row 1: 1 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across. (116)

Row 2
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *FPHDC around next st, BPHDC around next, repeat from * Across. HDC in last st.

Row 3
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *BPHDC around next st, FPHDC around next, repeat from * across. HDC in last st.

Rows 4-20
: Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending on a repeat of Row 2.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, * sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * across until you have 11 sts left. sc2tog, sc in last 9 sts. Do NOT fasten off. Change color to Chocolate (See video for visual instructions for this part)

Crocodile stitch section:

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, sk next st, *V-stitch, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, V in next st, sk next st, dc in last st.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first dc, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * across, work scale around last V-stitch, sl st in last st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, *V-stitch in center of next scale, V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, repeat from * across, V-stitch in center of last scale, dc in last st.

Row 4: Turn, sl st in first 2 dc and in ch space of first V, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * finishing with scale in next V-stitch, sl st in ch space of last V and in last 2 dc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, DC in first st, *V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, V-stitch in center of next scale, repeat from * across, finishing with V-stitch in last skipped V-stitch, dc in last st.

Row 6-10: Repeat Rows 2 – 5, then repeat row 2 once more.

Do NOT fasten off, remove your hook and sew up the back

Sewing up the back:
Fold work in half, with right sides together, so that Row 10 forms the front of the hat. Sew back seam. Turn hat right-side-out again. (See video for visual instructions on this section)

 

Continue with crocheting:

Pick up loop from last stitch of previous section, and turn work so you are now working in the sides of the rows along the bottom:

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc evenly spaced along sides of rows all the way around the bottom of hood. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Braids:
Take 12 strands of yarn that measure 48 inches and pull half through the bottom of one side of hood and tie a knot. There should be 24 strands. Braid using 8 strands of yarn in each bunch, and tie a knot at the bottom. (Do the same thing for the other side). See video tutorial for visual instructions on this section

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Wavy Hat with a Pom

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Wavy Hat with a Pom

Just in time for the coldest days of the year! This chunky wavy hat with a pom is one of the easiest projects you will make this holiday season! This will be a favorite for anyone! Treat all the guys and gals on your holiday list this year! Not only is it cute, but it is incredibly warm! It will be the coziest hat you will ever wear! Guaranteed!

Chunky Wavy Hat
This hat is only 9 rounds and works up really fast, you could make it in an afternoon! Make as many as you can and give them as gifts, sell them on your Etsy shop, donate them to charity, give them to schools so children don’t have to freeze at recess. These hats are so fun to make, you can get very creative and use many different colors or make it one solid color!

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

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Email: nadiafdeane@yahoo.com put “The Gentleman’s Scarf” in subject line
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Hometown USA Lion Brand yarn Billings Chocolate
Hometown USA Lion Brand Yarn in San Diego Navy
Hometown USA Lion Brand Yarn in Los Angeles Tan
Size N-9.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
This hat is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. Just work with multiples of 12 sts.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet 2 Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Hat
With Chocolate Ch 3
Rnd 1: 12 DC in 3rd ch from hook, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (12)

Rnd 2
: 2 DC in each st around. Change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (24)

Rnd 3
: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st, repeat from * around, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 4
: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (48)

Rnd 5
: 3 Dc in first st, *1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * ending with 1 dc in last 4 sts. Change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 6
: 1 DC in first st.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last 3 sts, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 7
: 1 DC in first 2 sts.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last 2 sts, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 8
: 1 DC in first 3 sts, *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last st, change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 9
: 1 DC in first 4 sts.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with DC3TOG, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

First Earflap:
With Chocolate:
Row 1: HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn (4 HDC)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Second Earflap: 
Skip 15 sts on row 9 of the hat (see video for visual instructions) Attach Chocolate
Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Continue to sc around entire hat. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Pom:
See video for visual instructions on how to make a pom and attach to the top of the hat.

Braids:
Take 12 strands of yarn that measure 36 inches and pull half through the bottom of one earflap and tie a knot. There should be 24 strands. Braid using 8 strands of yarn in each bunch, and tie a knot at the bottom. (Do the same thing for the other ear flap).

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: The Gentleman’s Scarf

This time of year I am often asked to design gift ideas for men. I literally saw a photo of the perfect scarf and thought “I could make one like that!!” A couple nights ago, I actually dreamt about how I was going to create such a handsome piece.

Gentleman's Scarf

Once I started, it was quite a challenge to put the design in my head into an intricate yet easy to learn cable type stitching and still keep a masculine feel. This is my finished product.

Gentleman's Scarf

“The Gentleman’s Scarf” will be perfect for the man in your life. Mine was willing to model for me to demonstrate how handsome he looks wearing one. Just in time for the holiday season!

Gentleman's Scarf

The bulk of the stitches make it very cuddly and soft. (awww!)

Gentleman's Scarf

Watch this video to learn how to make your very own Gentleman’s Scarf:

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (2 skeins) 728 Yards. (Color: Charcoal)
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Work in the Back Loop Only

Scarf
Row 1: With Charcoal, FSC 270 (or ch 271, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across) (270 SC)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, in BLO, SC across (270 SC)
Row 3-4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: * Ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * Across. (68 Ch 3 spaces)
Row 6: ch 1, turn, Sc across putting 3 scs in the ch 3 sps and 1 sc in the sc’s from the previous row. (270 sc)
Row 7: ch 3, turn, * sk next st, DC in next st, DC in st that was skipped, repeat from * across (Making X’s) (see video for visual instructions)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, working in both loops, Sc across (270 sc)
Row 9-21: Repeat rows 2-8
Row 22-25: SC in each st across.
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

To have a cleaner edge, sc across each end of the scarf. Add tassels if you want.

Enjoy!!

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Did you like making this scarf? Check out the Classic Man Scarf and make that one too!!
ClassicManScarf

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Turkey Hat

That time of year has come for us to get our turkey on! (Literally!) This video will help you stitch together the perfect bird just in time for Thanksgiving! Who wouldn’t want to wear a turkey hat to celebrate the festivities of the day?!

So, Gobble, Gobble, Ya’ll!! Pull out your hooks and let’s get stuffed!

Turkey

Turkey


Get the written pattern here

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
Warm Brown, Carrot, Green, Burgundy,White, Black, Red
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle

Special Stitches
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: double crochet
HDC: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet
SC2Tog: Single Crochet Decrease

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Crochet Tutorial: Cheshire Cat Hoodie

Crochet Tutorial: Cheshire Cat Hoodie

As winter approaches, the need to bundle up becomes more prevalent. From top to bottom, we pile on layers to keep ourselves from the bitter cold. Although I made this particular hood for my costume this Halloween, once made, I realized how warm this actually is (since I wore it all night long).

Cheshire Cat
Many of my blog followers on Facebook and Instagram inquired about me making a video tutorial for this project. It occurred to me that this would be perfect for the season as winter apparel. It offers a very stylish option, and it is very different than your average winter hat or scarf.

Cheshire Cat


This is a cat hoodie of course, however, it is also very versatile. You do not have to put on the ears, or you can replace the ears with bear ears or fox ears. Custom make this to any animal of your choice! The creativity that is in this project knows no bounds! You could take it to a different level and line the face with fur around row 1. I’m sure you will find this to be a very fun and easy project. These make great gifts, and they are incredibly warm to wear!

Cheshire Cat
When I was looking up inspiration online for the Cheshire Cat, I came across this photo. I could NOT find a pattern, but knew I could make one myself. This photo served as the inspiration to the hood I made. The original designer for this hood shown below is Archaical. You can find her work here on here website or here on her Facebook.

Inspiration
Below are some more photos from this Halloween. You can see Nate and my full length costumes as well as a close-up. I tried to pay attention to the details in creating both ensembles to emulate the characters from Alice in Wonderland.

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter
If you are interested in making the full costume, You can find the Leg Warmers pattern here. You can find the Hand warmer Paws Pattern here. You can find the Cheshire Cat Tail pattern here. And you can find the Top Hat that Nate is wearing right here! Enjoy!



Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter

Follow along with this video to learn how to make the Cat Hood:

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Pattern:

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


Materials:

**Click here to get the crochet kit to make this Hoodie**

Lion Brand Hometown USA in Dallas Grey (162 Yards)
Lion Brand Hometown USA in Lake Tahoe Blue (64 yards)
Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Windsor (less than 50 yards)
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Baby Teal (80 yards)
Size Q-15.75mm crochet hook (Lazy Hook)
Size P-11.50mm crochet hook
Size L-8mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Hood
Row 1: With Dallas Gray, FDC 40 (or ch 42, dc in 2nd ch from hook and across) (40 DC)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, *FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st, repeat from * across. Change to Baby Teal, (40 DC)
Row 3: Ch 2, Turn, HDC across
Row 4: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Row 5: With Lake Tahoe Blue, Repeat row 3
Row 6: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Row 7: With Baby Teal, Repeat row 3
Row 8: With Windsor, Repeat row 3
Row 9: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Row 10: With Baby Teal, Repeat row 3
Row 11: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Row 12: With Lake Tahoe Blue, Repeat row 3
Row 13: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Row 14: With Baby Teal, Repeat row 3
Row 15: With Windsor, Repeat row 3
Rows 16 & 17: With Dallas Gray, Repeat row 3
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Lace in the back of hoodie: With P Hook
With Lake Tahoe Blue, Ch 200, fasten off. Use the long chain to lace up the back of the hood. (see video for visual instructions)

Front Tassels:
Take 3 strands of each color (total of 12 strands) that measure 48 inches. Attach to each end of the front of the hood and create braids. (See video for visual instructions)

Ears: Make 2 (Optional) With L hook
Outer Ear:
With Lake Tahoe Blue, Ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 2: Sc across (6)
Row 3: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 4: sc across (4)
Row 5: sc2tog twice, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 6: sc2tog, ch 1, turn (1)
Continue to single crochet all the way around the triangle, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

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Inner ear:
With Dallas Gray, Ch 5
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2: sc across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 3: sc2tog twice, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 4: sc across, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 5: Sc2tog, ch 1, turn (1)
Continue to single crochet all the way around triangle, fasten off with long tail for sewing

Attach gray part of ear to blue part of ear, sew ears to hoodie between rows 2 & 3, weave in all ends.

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Tail:

Change color every 10 Rounds. Work In continuous Rounds, moving stitch marker up each round. Add stuffing as you go, I found it easier to stuff after every 10 rounds.
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 each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 8-60 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around, change color after rounds 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50.
Apply fur at the tip of the tail by sewing it on.
Sew end closed and weave elastic through and wear around your waist, or sew the end closed and pin it to your pants!
Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Sugar Skull Ski Mask

This Halloween season I’ve been seeing a lot of these Sugar Skulls on display, and they are seemingly becoming more and more popular.

The Sugar Skull originates from a tradition born in Mexico. Skulls are decorated in bright colors and would be filled with chocolate candy or other sugary treats. This is a symbol of life, taking something that is commonly associated with death, decorating it with beautiful accents. Thus giving it a new lease on life, such as life after death. It’s a celebration commemorating Dia De Los Muertos.

Sugar Skull
This is my crocheted version of the Sugar Skull. Feel free to get as creative and decorative because everyone is different and there is such a great variety in this art! Enjoy the free pattern at the end of this blog to make different sizes! The video tutorial shows size LARGE ADULT.

Sugar Skull
Follow along with this video to learn how to make the Sugar Skull:

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver White, Black, Shocking Pink, Turqua, Spring Green
-Adhesive Gem Jewels (I got mine from Michael’s Craft Store)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook (You could use I-5.50mm crochet hook)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8-10: DC around (54 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 11 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 11: DC in first 20 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in next 4 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in last 20 sts.
Rnd 12-14: DC around (54 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 28 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 15: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 16: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 17: Repeat Row 16
Row 18: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 19 & 20: Repeat row 18.
Row 21: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Child
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9-12: DC around (60 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 13 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 13: DC in first 23 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in next 5 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, DC in last 22 sts.
Rnd 14-16: DC around (60 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 30 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 17: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 18: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 19: Repeat Row 18.
Row 20: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 21 & 22: Repeat row 20.
Row 23: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Teen/Adult
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 29, repeat around (62 DC)
Round 10-14: DC around (62 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 15 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 15: DC in first 22 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in next 6 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in last 22 sts.
Rnd 16-18: DC around (62 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 30 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 19: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 20: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 21: Repeat Row 20
Row 22: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 23 & 24: Repeat row 22.
Row 25: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Size: Large Adult
Round 1: With WHITE, ch 3, 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 9, repeat around (66 DC)
Round 10-15: DC around (66 DC)
(See video for visual instructions. You may need to add or subtract rows before row 16 to make the eye holes. Try on the hat and to be sure the eye holes can be made)
Round 16: DC in first 24 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in next 6 sts, ch 6, sk 6 sts, DC in last 24 sts.
Rnd 17-19: DC around (66 DC)
Fasten off.
Starting bottom portion of skull, working in rows.
Count 32 sts evenly across front of face, mark each stitch on each side (see video for visual instructions)
Row 20: Attach yarn to first marked st and work 1 dc in each st until the next marked stitch. Ch 2, turn,
Row 21: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the next 2 sts, DC in the rest of the sts until there are 6 sts left, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Row 22: Repeat Row 21
Row 23: 2 SC2TOG, sc in the rest of the sts across until there are 4 sts left, 2 SC2TOG, ch 1 turn.
Rows 24 & 25: Repeat row 23.
Row 26: SC across
Fasten off
Change to BLACK yarn and sc around entire hat.
SC around eye holes with BLACK yarn.

Decoration around eyes: Make 2
Ch 25 or an amount that will fit around eye hole, sl st to first ch to form a circle, *ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sk next ch, sl st into next ch, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning and fasten off with a long tail for sewing.
Sew to hat (use photo/video for visual instructions)

Facial Decorations: (Make as many as you want. I made 3 in Turquoise and 2 in Green)
(See video for visual instructions)
Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in next 2 ch, DC in next 2 sts, Sl st in the same ch as the last DC, Fasten off with long tail. Sew onto hat.

Flower:
ch 2,
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc, ch 1 (10 sc)
Rnd 2: 4 DC in next st, sl st to next st, repeat from * around until you have 5 petals. (see video for visual instructions). Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Inner portion of flower:
Repeat Rnd 1 of flower. Fasten off with long tail, sew to flower.

Nose: (Crocheted nose is optional, you can cut and sew on felt like I did in the video)
ch 2
Rnd 1: 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc, ch 2
Rnd 2: HDC in same st, 2 DC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, SC & HDC in next st, HDC & SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next st, 2 DC in next st, HDC in last st, ch 2, sl st in same st. Fasten off with long tail. Sew to hat.

Add as many jewels as you’d like to make your hat fancy.

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Pop Art Wig

Influenced by the Pop Art Movement of New York artists, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, I decided to add this hot pink wig creation to my crochet costume collection. This is my very own version of being a comic strip character with a bit of YARN power!

This bold color works perfectly in the creation of this costume, however, don’t just stop there! This wig can make a great hat! Walk on the wild side with this bold pink fashion statement anytime of the year!

There was a point in time when I was going through treatment and I lost my hair, this would have been a great piece to wear to cover my head. I could totally rock these crocheted bold colored wigs! They make great chemo hats! Add a bow for a little flare!

go BOLD, go CRAZY, go WILD! Whatever you do, have fun!

Pop Art
Pop Art

Watch this video to learn how to make your own Pop Art Wig:


Pop Art
Pop Art

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver (Less than half skein–I Used Pretty N’ Pink)
-Size J-6.00mm crochet hook (You could use I-5.50mm crochet hook)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-For special stitches (FPDC & BPDC) see video tutorial for visual instructions

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Ch 4,
Rnd 1: 11 DC in 4th ch from hook, sl st to ch 3 at the beginning of round (12 DC)Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPDC around Ch 3 from previous rnd, *DC in next st, FPDC around same st (See video for visual instruction) Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch3 (12 DC, 12 FPDC)Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next st, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (24 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, DC in next st, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next 2 sts, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, Repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (36 DC, 12 FPDC)

At this point, you can skip to round 6 if your hat is big enough to fit a child.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, DC into the FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, *DC in next 3 sts, DC in next FPDC from prev. rnd, FPDC around same st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (48 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 (48 DC, 12 FPDC)

Rnds 7-13: Repeat rnd 6

This next part is worked in rows (See video for visual instructions)

Row 14: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, FPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd. Repeat from * 7 times, ch 3 turn work (39 sts)
(Leave the rest of the stitches unworked)

Row 15: Ch 3, DC in next 3 sts, BPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd, *DC in next 4 sts, BPDC around FPDC from prev. rnd. Repeat from * 7 times, ch 3, turn work (39 sts)

Rows 16-23: Repeat Rows 14 and 15

Continue to SC around entire wig.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

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

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“Art is anything you can get away with.” ~Andy Warhol

~Nadia