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Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

You’re probably thinking, “Nadia, You’ve “Cat” to be “Kitten” me right “Meow!”

Wear this with “Cat-titude” and I am “Paws-itive” this Kitty Cat Crochet Poncho is the “Purr-fect” way to start “Feline” “Claw-some”! Happy “Caturday” Everyone! The FREE WRITTEN PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL IS FINALLY HERE!!! Isn’t it “meow-nificent”?


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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this poncho:


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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 whole KIT!! ***

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Oatmeal (1,090 yards–I bought 3 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Coffee (120 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Perfect Pink (1 yard)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil (to stuff the tail)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses 1,220 yards of yarn. I am making the size Small/Medium. Keep reading to learn how to make this smaller or bigger.
-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 round 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.
-Your starting chain should be any multiple of 5 (I start with 75, you can start with 65, 75, 85, 95), Round 2 increases 5 stitches evenly. Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 increase by 10 stitches evenly each round. If you need to increase more, you can continue with the established pattern of increases and then go onto the instructions for the front of the poncho and the back of the poncho to create the front slits.
-If you want to make this smaller, stop increasing at any round (maybe round 5 or 6 so you have about 120 sts), then go onto instructions on making the front and back of the poncho.
-TURN YOUR WORK FOR EACH ROW!!!
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this poncho are as follows: Tail: 9 inches (22.86 cm), slits in the front: 10 inches around (25.4cm), Shoulder to bottom: 27 inches (68.58cm), Across shoulders: 17 inches (43.18cm), Hood length: 16 inches (40.64cm), Waist: 48 inches around (121.92cm), Hips: 50 inches around (127 cm), Pockets: 4 inches deep (10.16cm)
-Please know you can make this bigger or smaller with very few mathematical changes.

If you need to make this bigger, here is the start of the pattern for a foundation chain of 85.

Ch 85

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (85)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 16 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (90)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

And so on.. I hope this makes sense and you are able to make this poncho. After Round 6, it is the established pattern to increase however big you need the poncho to be. Then you can go on to making the slits.

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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Poncho:

Ch 75 or any amount that is a multiple of 5 (55, 65, 75, 85 etc.)

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (75)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (80)
(if you chained a different amount than me, be sure to calculate your original chain amount + 5, then divide that sum by 5, that will be the amount of stitches you will have between your increases) (If that doesn’t make sense, let me know, send me a message on Facebook)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 7 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (90)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 12 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (140)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 13 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (150)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (160)
Continue with the established increase until your piece is wide enough, then go onto the instructions for round 11.

Rnds 11-25: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC, Turn. (160) (You can end early or continue to make it longer if you wish, continue onto the front of the poncho to make the slits when you are satisfied with the length)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front of Poncho:
Row 26: Mark 60 sts across the front (see video tutorial for other sizes), Attach yarn in first marked st, Ch 3 (counts as st), DC in each st to next marked st, leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn. (60)

Row 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (60) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it longer.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Back of Poncho:
Row 26: Attach yarn to free stitch on Row 25 of poncho, Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (100)

Rows 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (100) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it equal to the front of the poncho.
Do not fasten off, continue onto row 37

Row 37: DC in each st around connecting the Front and Back parts of the poncho, turn. (160) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 38-48: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, turn. (160)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Change color to white
Row 49: Ch 2, DC in each st around. Fasten off. weave in ends. (160)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the top collar of poncho (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch 3 (Counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (74/75 sts)

Row 2-26: Ch 3, DC in each st across. Turn.
Continue working rows until the hood measures 15 inches.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew the top of the hood closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in ends.


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Assembly step:
SC around hood and slits in the front of poncho to clean up edges

Pockets: Make 2
With Main color
Ch 17
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. turn. (15)

Rows 2-7: Ch 3 (counts as st), DC across. Turn. (15)
Continue to SC around 3 sides, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make paw prints before sewing pockets to poncho.

Paw prints:
Toes: Make 8
With dark color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Palm of Paw: Work in BLO, Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

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

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

Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew paws to pockets, then sew pockets to poncho.

Ears: Work in BLO, Make 2
With darker color,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

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

Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 8-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew ears to hood.

Eyes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Make a fleck with white in the eye for extra detail (See video tutorial)
Sew to hood

Assembly step:
Embroider Mouth and nose to hood

Hood stripes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Ch 17 or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. (15)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to hood

Back Stripes: Make 3
With Dark Color:
Ch 47 (or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch and across. (45)
Fasten off with extra long tail for sewing.
Sew stripes to back of poncho

Tail: Work in BLO
With Main color, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

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

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

Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color to Darker Color

Rnds 9-13: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 14-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to darker color

Rnds 19-23: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 24-28: SC in each st around. (18)
Continue if you’d like to make your tail longer. If not, Sl st closed and make button hole in middle (See video tutorial)

Assembly step:
Sew button to bottom of poncho in the back. Attach tail to poncho.

Weave in all ends.


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Assembly Step:
Be sure to sew all your pieces to your poncho and weave in all the ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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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: Enchanted Rose Cape

Crochet Tutorial: Enchanted Rose Cape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Materials:

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

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


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


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


Pattern:

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

Poncho

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Hood:

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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: Infant Pullover Hoodie

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
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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

 

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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
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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!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Hexagonal Granny Hooded Cardigan

No matter where you are on this Earth, you will encounter days, weeks, or months of cold weather–the kind of weather that you want to just curl up on the couch with a comfy sweater and a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your preference).

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This Hexagonal Granny Cardigan is that perfect sweater for the cold weather days. It’s like wrapping yourself up in the comfort of your favorite blanket!

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Follow along with this video to make yours today! In this video I make a size small/medium, but I give clear instructions on how to make it bigger or smaller using your measurements.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE OF THIS WRITTEN PATTERN

There are a lot of fun details that go into this cardigan, from pockets, to the hood, to the trim, to the length. A lot of this pattern is creator’s choice. You can make variations for all these details.

If you opt not to add a hood, you can follow along on the hood part, but just do 5-10 rows without sewing it closed. It will give a collar look.

You can put buttons down the whole front. Add toggles as buttons. You can add the pockets, or leave the pockets out. Your color choices are unlimited. I used one wooden button at the neck that I got on Etsy through the shop WoodBeFancy. You should check it out and get your buttons there!!

One of my biggest guidance suggestions is to use a lighter weight yarn. This is a VERY heavy piece, even with the Caron Simply Soft yarn. The bulkier the yarn, the bulkier the sweater. Click here to read about my first prototype where I used the same pattern using Red Heart yarn which is a lot heavier and bulkier.

Overall, using the Red Heart yarn, it looked nice, but I felt like it was WAY too bulky for my body shape, and it is EXTREMELY heavy. That is an absolute personal preference.

I cannot wait to see how creative all of you will be!!

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Go wild with your patterns!! I LOVE IT!

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Written Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad

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Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:

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

-7 skeins (Approximately 2200yds) Caron Simply Soft—Pumpkin and Bone (You can basically use any type of yarn for this project) I used 6 skeins of my main color and 1 skein of my contrast color
Size K-6.50mm Crochet hook (you may use any size hook again, this pattern goes off measurements so gauge doesn’t really matter)
-Wooden Button (You can use any type of button, I got mine at WoodBeFancy from Etsy)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Ch: chain
YO: Yarn over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet

Notes:
This pattern is worked by making 2 hexagons first, then sewing the sleeves, then lengthening the cardigan, then sewing the back, then lengthening the sleeves, then making the hood, then doing the finishing touches with the pockets and trim. If my written pattern gets confusing, refer to the video for easy to follow visual instructions.

PATTERN:

Hexagon: Make 2. With Pumpkin

Ch 4

Rnd 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same ch space, repeat from * 4 more times, ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of the round. Ch 3, turn. (6 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 2: 2dc in same corner sp , *3dc, ch2 3dc in next corner, repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at beginning of round. Ch 3, turn. (12 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in same corner sp. *3 dc in sp between double crochet groupings from prev. row until you get to the next corner.  (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next corner. Repeat from * around. End each round with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of round. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat round 3 until one side of the hexagon measures half of your chest measurement. (If your chest measures 40 inches, make sure that each side of the hexagon measures 20 inches) If you make a few extra rounds, no biggie, it will be a little more slouchy of a cardigan. On your very last round, be sure to end it with a ch 2, sl st to ch up 3 at beginning of round, fasten off with a long tail for sewing on both hexagons.

Assembly Step:

Fold each hexagon to an “L” shape by matching up the corners. Be sure the corner you fastened off with is at the top of the sleeve. Sew the sleeves closed  with that extra yarn you cut when you fastened off. (See video for instructions) Do not sew all the way closed, be sure to leave 4-5 dc groupings left unworked. Fasten off. Do this for both sleeves.

Lengthening the cardigan:
Attach yarn to bottom corner of one hexagon, work in rows:
Row 1: ch up 3, 2 more dc in corner sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 3 dc into the corner, ch up 3, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 1 dc in last st (see video for visual instruction)

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached desired length. (I made 20 rows) Repeat this process for the other hexagon as well. To fasten off, make sure to fasten off with a long tail for one hexagon. For the other hexagon, fasten off and weave in end.

Assembly Step:
Use the long tail to sew up the back using a mattress stitch. (Again, see video for instructions on how to mattress stitch)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the front side of the skipped stitches from sewing up the sleeve. Repeat rows 1 & 2 of lengthening the cardigan until your hood is approximately 15 inches long. Fasten off with long tail, fold top in half and sew down the center. (See video for visual instructions) (I Made 20 rows)

Lengthening sleeves:
Attach yarn to underarm side of sleeve, *ch up 3, 2dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings, all the way around. Sl st to beginning ch up 3. Repeat from * until sleeves are as long as you want them to be. (I made 15 rounds)

Pockets: Make 2

Round 1: Ch 4. In fourth ch from hook work 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2* twice, 3 dc, ch 1, sc to top of 4th ch

Round 2: Ch 3. In sp formed by sc at end of prev rnd work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc* in each ch-2 sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Round 3: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in same sp. Work 3 dc in each sp bet 3-dc groups and work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each ch-2 corner sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Repeat rnd 3 three more times for a total of 6 rounds. Change color to Bone for last 2 rounds if desired. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew pockets to cardigan. (See video on where exactly to place pockets)

Outer edge:
Attach Accent color yarn to bottom corner, work granny stitch (3 dc in each sp) around edge of entire cardigan. Make 2 rounds. (See video for specifics on how to crochet around seams and in corners)

Repeat process for each sleeve. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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Enjoy!

***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.”

If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me.

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Disaster Averted: Prototype Mock-up of a Hexagonal Cardigan Gone Wrong

Recently, I was contacted to make a Hexagonal Granny Cardigan sweater. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will gladly accept a challenge that is crochet related. I felt a little over my head once I began. Things were just not going my way. I’m sure many of you can relate when you start a project and it doesn’t look anything like what it’s supposed to. So, I frogged my work, started over, walked away, got in a fight with my yarn, and I almost gave up. Almost.

That’s what challenges are. They’re not always easy. They’re not always perfect. It’s trying to figure out how to create something from this ball of yarn with limited knowledge. So, I kept at it. I kept trying to solve this puzzle. Little by little, it started to take shape.

Hexagonal Cardigan

I finished this cardigan in a time frame much longer than anticipated. Ultimately, it isn’t exactly what I wanted to see in the end, but this is a prototype mock-up of a great project that I plan to film in the future. I will be making some changes now that I’m finished and can modify and fix some of the imperfections and problems that I encountered. I’ve had the opportunity to sit back and reassess my work and know how to recreate this jacket/duster/cardigan to improve it and make it a much better pattern.

Hexagonal Cardigan

The original photo I was working off of had no written pattern, so I eyeballed the project with a lot of guesswork. I used Red Heart Yarn because it’s one of my go-to favorites. Unfortunately, for this particular project, it was just too bulky, so I will be changing the type of yarn to Caron Simply Soft for the final project. I also think that adding pockets on the front will vastly improve the overall look and usefulness of this great piece. Who doesn’t love a big comfy cardigan that you can wrap up in on a cold day, complete with pockets and a hood?! It’s like wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket! All in all, I am satisfied with the way this one looks, so I’m excited to get started on the new modifications and sharing it with all of you!

Hexagonal Cardigan

Stay tuned to this upcoming tutorial, and let me know what you think!

Happy Hookin’!
~Nadia

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