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Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

You asked. I answered. I hear you! My Spring Sun Mandala Vest is complete! Yes, this makes me as happy as it will you! This was made with Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa. Can I say I am completely in love with this yarn without making my fiancé jealous? Let’s hope, because I am!

I made this to fit me. I am 5′ 2″ and I generally wear a size Small/Medium. I have given instructions in the Notes Section and in the video tutorial to alter this pattern to make it larger.


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Something you may not know about my work process, is that I design my pieces off camera first, perfect the pattern, fix all the quirks, and get all my mistakes ironed out before filming my final piece in my tutorials. I first designed my Spring Sun Mandala Vest pattern using Caron Cakes in the color Macaron. This was my original prototype for testing the pattern. I filmed the video in the Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre that I posted above, but if you are interested in seeing how the Cakes work for this piece, this should give you a pretty good idea! No matter what yarn is used, this piece is sure to be a big hit!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Mandala Vest:

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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 Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cafe Latte
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Brooch Pin

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NOTES:

-This project uses 1100 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 round and to learn how to make this BIGGER
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 43 inches across (112 cm), Arm Holes are 18″ around (46cm), and Shoulders across are 15″ (38cm)
-This project took me approximately 20 hours to complete.
-To make this bigger, you can repeat Round 16 when you get to that point, you can also repeat Round 18 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 26 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 28 when you get to that point, and you can repeat Round 31 when you get to that point.
-I used 2 full Caron Cakes, but I was unable to finish the last 2 rounds of the pattern, so I would suggest about 3 Caron Cakes to finish the pattern.

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC4TOG: Double Crochet 4 Stitches Together
V-Stitch: [Double Crochet, Chain 2, Double Crochet] in indicated space
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)


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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.

Mandala Vest:

Start with Magic Ring or Ch 6, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout), 15 HDC into ring. Sl st to beg ch up 2. (16)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), DC in same st, * CH 2, SK 1 st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. (8 ch 2 sps, 16 sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 2, 2 HDC in same sp, *Ch 3, 3 HDC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 2. (24 HDC, 8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in ch 3 sp, * Ch 2, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC. (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Sl st to middle DC of a petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, V-Stitch in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, SC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (8 SC, 16 DC, 24 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 6: In SC, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Sk ch 2 sp, [4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next V-Stitch, Sk ch 2 sp, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 2 sps, 64 DC, 8 SC)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, BPSC around 4 sts, *[2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC around next 9 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 8: Ch up 3, DC in next 2 sts, *Ch 2, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 3 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st in each st to get to next ch 2 sp before a SC, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch sp, *SC in next SC, 3 SC in next ch sp, SC in next 3 sts, (Working BEHIND ch sp) DC in next 3 sts sk’d from Previous round, SC in next 3 sts on current round, 3 SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 10: Sl st to middle SC that’s in a SC from prev. round (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same st, Ch 3, * [3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in ch 3 sp from Rnd 8, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, SC in next st, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Petals, 8 SC, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 7 SC in middle TR of Petal, Ch 7, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC if you are changing color. If you are not changing color, End with Ch 3, TR in first SC of round. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 12: In Ch sp, Ch up 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 7, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * around, end with Ch 3, TR in first SC. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 8, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (16 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 14: Sl st into Ch 8 sp, Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 9 DC in same sp, *10 DC in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (160 DC)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. (160 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st FPDC, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC. (160 Sts)

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 16 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 17.

Rnd 17: Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-stitches)

Rnd 18: Sl st into V-Stitch, Ch 5, DC in same sp, V-Stitch in each V-Stitch around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-Stitches)

Rnd 19-20: Repeat Round 18

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 18 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 21.

Rnd 21: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in same sp, *3 DC in next V-Stitch, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (240 sts)

Rnd 22: In gap between 3DC grouping, Ch 1, SC in same gap, Ch 4, Sk 3 sts, SC in next gap, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (80 Ch 4 sps)

Rnd 23: Sl st in Ch 4 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 4 sp around, sl st to first SC. (80 petals)

Rnd 24: Start in the middle DC of a petal (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 6 (Counts as DC + Ch 3 Sp), DC in middle DC of next petal, *Ch 3, DC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd Ch of beg. ch 6. (80 DC, 80 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 25: in Ch 3 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 5 DC in same ch sp, * 6 DC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Rnd 26: Ch up 3, DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 26 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 27.

Rnd 27: Making the Armholes: Ch 3, DC in next 9 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in next 40 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in the rest of the sts on this round, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: **If you need the armholes to be bigger or smaller, just FDC more or less and skip more or less stitches**

Rnd 28: Ch 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 28 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 29.

Rnd 29
: Ch up 3, DC3TOG, *Ch 4, DC4TOG, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg DC3TOG stitch.

Rnd 30: In ch 4 sp: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *5 DC in next Ch 4 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Rnds 31- 35: Ch up 3, DC in Each St around, Sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 31 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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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: 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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***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:
-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: 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.

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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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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:

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-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!

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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Square Cardigan

I have been struggling to make cardigans or a sweater for some time. I have tried different patterns but had difficulty following some of them and creating something that would be worth wearing. I gave up, until I found this!

This week I was experimenting with different patterns and I came across this Granny Square Cocoon pattern from Maria Valles. I knew instantly that I had to make it! It was the perfect design and easy to follow. I’ve made a few of my own modifications, and I used an entirely different color scheme, but that’s the joy of crochet! I added an accent color on the edging to give it a fashion flair.

Here are a few photos of me wearing my finished piece. I added a gemstone brooch as a front enclosure to tie the piece together. I LOVE IT!

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Here is a step by step video tutorial on how I created this lovely cardigan. This is a great addition to any wardrobe! It’s like wrapping up in a blanket on a chilly morning! Grab your crochet hook, a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your thing), and join me making this cocoon sweater!

Supplies:

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Brooch Pin
Red Heart Yarns Buff
Red Heart Yarns Burgundy
Crochet Hook Size L-8.00mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors

To make this smaller or bigger, Measure from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of the buttocks and your Granny Square should be that wide. Then follow along with the rest of the pattern for the outer edge and sleeves.

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

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