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YARNutopia’s 50K Facebook GIVEAWAY!!! (Closed–we have a winner!)

YARNutopia’s 50K Facebook GIVEAWAY!!! (Closed–we have a winner!)

Congratulations to Candy Lynn for winning the prize!!
The top voted costume was letter “A” the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes!!
Thank you to everyone for participating and sharing your thoughts on the costumes so far!! We can’t wait until next Halloween!!!

We are close to 50,000 “Likes” on Facebook so we decided to have a GIVEAWAY for all our YARNutopians!! I want to share my appreciation for hitting 50K followers by doing a fun little Facebook GIVEAWAY!!

I am offering a magical Halloween Themed Box of yarn that retails $200+ USD!!!

Goodies include:
5 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Stripes
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Soft
2 Balls of Red Heart Yarns Super Saver
1 Ball of Red Heart Yarns With Love

Follow the directions below to enter! All tasks must be complete for you to be entered into this giveaway. You MUST have a US Address to participate in this giveaway! If a winner is chosen and they do not have a US shipping address, a new winner will be chosen.

To enter this giveaway you must do the following:

1. Make sure you are following YARNutopia on Facebook, if you are not, give the page a “Like”
2. Choose your favorite costume from years past in the photo below, then go to YARNutopia’s Facebook Page, Leave a comment on the pinned post about this GIVEAWAY with the letter of your favorite costume! (A, B, C, or D)–Your comment MUST be on the Facebook post. Any comments on this blog post will not be entered to win the yarn.
3. For an extra entry, share the post on YARNutopia’s Facebook Page about this GIVEAWAY with all your friends. (Be sure your share is public so I can add you in for an extra entry)

How to win???

The participants who vote on the costume with the MOST votes will all be entered in a RANDOM drawing to win the giant bundle of yarn in the photo above!! 

This giveaway will run starting TODAY, RIGHT NOW, October 12th, 2018 and end on October 14th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be randomly selected on October 15th. I will announce the winner here and on Facebook and I will try to contact you personally.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

A. Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter

B. Belle and the Beast

 

C. Link and Zelda

 

D. Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

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Crochet Tutorial: Cheshire Cat Hoodie

Crochet Tutorial: Cheshire Cat Hoodie

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

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

Cheshire Cat


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

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

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

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



Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter

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

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Pattern:

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


Materials:

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

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

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NOTES:

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

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

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

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

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

All tees are on sale for $20 and all hoodies are on sale for $40.

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

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

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Tail:

Change color every 10 Rounds. Work In continuous Rounds, moving stitch marker up each round. Add stuffing as you go, I found it easier to stuff after every 10 rounds.
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 8-60 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around, change color after rounds 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50.
Apply fur at the tip of the tail by sewing it on.
Sew end closed and weave elastic through and wear around your waist, or sew the end closed and pin it to your pants!
Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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

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

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

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

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

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Cat Paw Hand Warmers with Fur

Bring out your inner “cat-titude” and freak “meowt!” This is the “purrrr-fect” project to make that happen! I am “paws-itive” you will be “feline” “claw-some!!”

As I work my way toward Halloween and my own personal costume, I created these paw fingerless gloves as a piece to one of my best costumes yet! This time of the year always gets my creativity going for fun ideas on ways to economically make a costume with as little as a hook and yarn. Although I made these as part of my Halloween attire, this would be a great project for any animal lover. You can modify these in many ways by changing the color, paw pads and fur! You don’t even need to put the paw prints on them and just have fancy fingerless gloves to give as a gift for anyone on your list!

Again, this is a quick and easy afternoon project! This blog includes the instructional video as well as a handwritten pattern. Be sure to check out the entire blog and make your mitts today!

I’m sure that you will “a-purrr-ove” of “e-furry-thing!” HA!

Cat Paws

Watch this video to learn how to make these fingerless glove paws:

Cat Paws

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in White and Black and a color of your choice (I used Blue, Spring Green, and Yellow)
-Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-There are two ways to attach the fur, see full video for both ways.

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double CrochetGloves:With Turqua
Both Hands:
Ch 20 (Or chain enough that will fit around your knuckles on your hand)
Without twisting chain, sl st to first ch to form a circle
Rnd 1: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first HDC of the round (20)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 2, HDC in each ch around, sl st to first st of the round (20)

Left Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in the first 17 sts, sk last 3 sts, ch 3, sl st to first HDC of the round. (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Right Hand: Rnd 6: HDC in first st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC of the round (17 HDC, ch3 sp)

Both Hands:
Rnd 7: ch 2, HDC in each st around, HDC into the chains of the ch3 sps. sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20) (See video for visual instructions)
Rnd 8-20: CH 2,  HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning HDC of the round. (20)
(If you want yours to be shorter or longer, add or subtract rows at this point)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Add Fur (Optional):
See video for visual instructions
SC around top and bottom of Hand Warmers or Sew the fur on like how I show in the video.

Paw Prints: (Make 8)
with Gray, ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewingPalm of Paw: (Make 2)
With Gray, Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: SC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next st) 6 times (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.Enjoy!!

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

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

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“We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in” ~Cheshire Cat (From Alice in Wonderland)

~Nadia