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Happy Halloween from Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa!

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Get the crochet pattern for the Adult Sized Knickers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the Vertical Striped Leg Warmers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the lollipops here!

Get the pattern for the cardigan Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Top Hat Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Green Wig Nate is wearing here!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

June marks the official start of the summer season here in the northern hemisphere. It is the month when I get geared up to create a lot of fun-in-the-sun crochet patterns that are perfect for this time of year. Here is a pattern to launch that collection of great summer designs!

My Pom Poms and Pineapples Beach Poncho will have you feeling ALL KINDS of SUMMER VIBES! Seriously, this is one of the most delightful fashion pieces I have ever designed!! With a plethora of stitches, this creative piece will make the perfect swimsuit cover-up!! Picture yourself at the pool or sinking your feet in the sandy beach, sporting this adorable cover-up over your fun and sassy swimwear!! This is the picture-perfect piece to wear anytime all season long!

Made with Scrubby Smoothie Cotton by Red Heart Yarns, this project will be a sure-fire hit as you head to the water! Go from sea, sun, and sand by day, pairing this over your swimsuit, and wear it into the evening with a cute summer sundress or tank-top and capris for those summer nights! You can’t go wrong with this fabulous poncho no matter which way you wear it! I LOVE mine and you will too!

This is one pattern you won’t want to miss!!! A fun tip: add a few tacking stitches under the arms to create sleeves and turn this awesome poncho into a cute summer top! Now, go grab your hooks, your fave cotton yarn (here is my latest obsession) and let’s get started! The sooner you begin, the quicker you can head to the beach! See you there! Be sure to post your photos of this wonderful project and hashtag #YARNutopia! I can’t wait to see those beach pictures!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how 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 you will need:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in 5 balls of Caribbean, 5 balls of White and 2 balls of Brite Pink
J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This poncho is approximately 30 inches long (76 cm)
-This poncho takes 1830 yards of yarn
-I used 3 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight or DK yarn
-This poncho is worked from the top down
-I would recommend any cotton yarn for this project, but you can use acrylic or wool as well.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
5DC Cluster: 5 Double Crochet Cluster: [YO, Insert hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Shell: [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC]

Pattern:

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

 

Poncho:

Half Circles: Make 2
With White
Row 1: Ch 5, 8 TR in 5th Ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 2: SC in 1st st, [CH 4, SC in next st] 8 times, ch 1, turn. (8 ch sps)

Row 3: 4 HDC in each Ch 4 sp across, turn. (32 sts)

Row 4: (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same first st as CH up 3 st, DC in next 3 sts, *2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. Fasten off white, change color.

Row 5: Attach new color to first st, Ch 3, 2 DC in same st, *Sk 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (42 sts)

 

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Row 6: *Ch 4, Sl st in between next DC grouping, repeat from * across, ending with Sl st in last st, ch 1, turn. (14 ch 4 sps)

Row 7: 4 HDC in each ch 4 sp across, turn. (56)
For the first Half Circle, Fasten off.
For the second Half Circle, DO NOT fasten off, continue to go on to working in rounds starting with the next step below. Make sure your work is on the WS (Wrong Side=Back Side)

Round 8: You will now be working in rounds attaching the two half circles. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3, DC in same first st as Ch up 3 st, DC in next 6 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts], to end of row on first half circle, continue working on WS of 2nd half circle, [2DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts] to end of row on 2nd half circle, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Yay! The neck hole is made! Turn work around & Fasten off this color. Change color.

Round 9: Change color to White & attach yarn to the 3rd st from the beginning stitch. (see video tutorial for specific spot), Ch 3, DC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st to beg, ch 3 st. (64 sts) Do not turn.

Rnd 10: Sl st into next st & into ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, DC] in same sp, * [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st. (128 sts)

 

Rnd 11: Sl st to next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, (Ch 1, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 1, * [2 DC, ch 4, 2 DC] in next ch sp, (Ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white, change color to Caribbean

Rnd 12: Attach new color to 1st ch 2 sp after fasten off, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] n next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 7 DC in next ch 4 sp, Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with 7 DC in last ch 4 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 13: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 6 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 14: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, DC in same sp, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk next 2 sts & ch 2 sp, [SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 15: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 17 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 2, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 4 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 16: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 15 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 3, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 17: Sl st into next st & into next st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts & ch 3 sp, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 18: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk next 4 sts ch 2 sp AND next 2 sts, 9 DC in ch 4 sp, Ch 3, Sk next 2 sts ch 2 sp AND next 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, [Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp] 2 times, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 19: Sl st into next st & ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * ch 3, Sk 2 DC & Ch 3 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 8 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts & next ch 3 sp, SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 20: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3 [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 4, Sk 2 sts ch 3 sp AND next DC, [SC into next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 7 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 4, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next SC, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 21: Ch 3, DC in next st, * 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 4, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 6 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 4, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around ending with 3 DC in last ch sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 22: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, sk next st, *Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, Sk ch 4 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 15 sts, Sl st to 1st Ch 3 st.

Rnd 23: Ch 3, DC in next st, Sk next st, * Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 4 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, sk Ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 14 sts, sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 24: Sl st into previous stitch, Ch 9 (counts as DC & Ch 6 sp), * [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 14 sts, Ch 6, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 13 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 25: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * [SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 12 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 11 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 26: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 10 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 9 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 27: Sl st into previous st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Ch 7, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 7, Sk ch 6 sp & next DC, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, sk 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, Ch 2 2 DC in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC in next st, sk last 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 28: Sl st in next st & into ch 2 sp, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, ch 2, *[2DC, ch 2] 4 times into ch 7 sp, [2 DC, ch 2] 4 times into next ch 7 sp, ([2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, repeat from * around ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off this color and change color for the next round.

Attach white to first ch 2 sp after the fasten off.
Rnd 29: In ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, sk ch sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk last ch 2 sp, Sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 30: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 31: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 32: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 33: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 34: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white

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Attach Caribbean to 1st Ch 2 sp after fasten off
Rnd 35: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk Ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 36: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off Caribbean

Attach White to first ch 2 sp after fasten off.
Rnd 37: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 38: Ch 3, DC in next st, *2 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white.

Attach Brite Pink in first st of last round.
Border:
Rnd 39: *Ch 6, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, Sk 4 sts, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Weave in all ends.
Single Crochet Around the neckline with Brite Pink.

Enjoy!!

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Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

There are eight weeks left before our wedding, and this week the invitations were sent! I will be waiting for the RSVPs to come in and will be busy crocheting the color coded “meal flowers” immediately.
My colors are all jewel tones – an amethyst purple, dark sapphire blue, and an emerald/teal green and of course gold. Each flower indicates a coordinating meal and will be attached to each escort card.


Our reception will be a plated dinner and our selections are the following:

Chicken Option:
(Nadia’s Favorite Food)
Chicken (Murgh) Makhani
A Pakistani dish consisting of a spiced curry mixture of cream, tomato, and butter,
blended together with full flavored roasted boneless chicken pieces served with Basmati rice.

Beef/Seafood Option:
(Nate’s Favorite Food)
Steak/Salmon
6 oz. center cut sirloin steak with king salmon, paired with house whipped Yukon gold potatoes and fresh garlic hericot vert

Vegetarian Option:
(Combined Favorite)
Classic Pesto Linguini
Linguini in light pesto cream with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, onions, and shaved parmesan served with garlic toast

For all kids, we will be serving signature Mac & Cheese.

Before planning a wedding, one never realizes the details that go into coordinating such an event!

Since we are having a Pakistani/Irish fusion wedding held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there are fun details from both of our cultures being incorporated into our special day.

My Mehndi is being held a day before our wedding and this event is a fun day for the ladies.  The Henna Ceremony, or the Rasm-e-henna ceremony, typically takes place one or two days prior to the main wedding day. Mehndi is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. The henna is symbolically placed on the bride’s hands and feet by a professional mehndi artist. The designs are very intricate. Often hidden within the mehndi pattern the name or initials of the groom are applied. In Pakistan, the Mehndi is often one of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies. This ritual is supposed to bring good luck and longevity to the bride’s married life.


The wedding day will all be held at the same place with our ceremony being held in one part of the venue and reception and dinner in the banquet room.

The Walima (Groom’s Reception) is a meal that is held the day after the wedding. It is a feast of traditional Pakistani foods. It is at this ceremony that the bride and groom are formally and publicly showcased as a married couple.

Thankfully we are able to do much of the wedding DIY ourselves. My mom and I have been on the go for the past week, (well since I got engaged, but more so in the past week!) and we have been able to check a lot off the to-do list. We are definitely do-ers and planners! Nate has been sooo incredibly helpful as well, and of course, my dad weighs in to share ideas about the Pakistani parts of our wedding.

We met with our amazing DJ and planned out the music for the best dance party!

I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post that I plan to make all my flowers myself. I have been working on all the flowers for the bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, and centerpieces.


We started to put together an arrangement this past weekend to come up with how to incorporate the crochet flowers into our centerpieces. This was just a rough start, but we are loving how they look against the Lemon Leaf greenery. I have gotten a good start on the flowers and have about 150-175 left to crochet aside from those tiny meal flowers which I will know more when those RSVPs come in.


I crocheted my girls the Wrapped In Jewels Shawl which I will be gifting to them at our Rehearsal dinner. I shared those with you at the end of last year, and I was able to cross that off my list. I also have the Henna Inspired Mandalas that I crocheted and hope to somehow incorporate those into the weekend but not sure where.

Details, details, details!! I love the creative parts of the planning, but the logistics are giving me a touch of worry trying to keep everything straight and organized. So far, it is all coming together very well. My excitement is growing by the day! More updates to come!! Thank you for joining me on this journey!!

~Nadia

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #11: Diamond Mesh Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #11: Diamond Mesh Stitch

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to do the Diamond Mesh Stitch

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

 

Diamond Mesh Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 4 + 3
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SC in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SC into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SC in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Repeat row 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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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

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 mandala vest!

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: Lace Collar Necklace

In keeping with the accessories I have been making this week, I created this vintage inspired crochet lace collar. Add a bit of dimension and flair to a plain sweater or top with this elegant scalloped design that is reminiscent of days gone by, yet it is brought to life in contemporary fashion. I paired it with a jewel brooch for an extra vintage touch because that’s how I roll! Have fun with it!

Lace collars have a long history in fashion. I always enjoy finding something vintage and putting a new modern spin on it, yet keeping the historic essence of the piece.

Lace Collar Necklace

Lace Collar With Earrings

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this collar necklace:

To see my Earrings Tutorial, Click Here
To see my Lariat Necklace Tutorial, Click Here

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:
-Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Size 3 Thread (Or any Super Fine Thread)
-Small Button
-Size 2.00mm 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 around the neck.

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

Collar
Ch 110 Loosely
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (109 sc)

Row 2: Ch 9 (counts as first DC plus CH 6), turn; sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc, (ch 6, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc) across. (27 ch6 sps)

Row 3: Turn, Sl st in first dc, * (SC, HDC, 6DC, HDC, SC) in next ch6 sp, sl st in next DC, repeat from * across.

Row 4: Ch 10 (Counts as 1st DC plus Ch 7), turn; sk 1st scallop, DC in next sl st, (CH 7, sk next scallop, DC in next sl st) across.

Row 5: Turn; sl st in 1st DC, * (SC, HDC, 7DC, HDC, SC) in next ch 7 sp, sl st in next dc, repeat from * across.

Row 6: Ch 11 (Counts as 1st DC plus CH 8), turn; DC in next sl st, (CH 8, DC in next sl st) across.

Row 7: Turn; sl st in 1st DC, * (SC, HDC, 8DC, HDC, SC) in next ch 8 sp, sl st in next dc, repeat from * across.

Row 8: Ch 6, turn, SC in center ch of 1st ch sp, ch 6, * SC in next DC, (CH4, sl st in last sc just made) 3x, CH 6, SC in center ch of next ch sp, CH 6, repeat from * across to last dc, sl st in last dc and up the side,
once you get to row 1, CH 10, sl st back into row 1. (Button hole made)
Fasten off, 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.

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

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