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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Shoulder Armor

Crochet Tutorial: Princess Shoulder Armor

For those who are working with me on this costume, here is the latest addition to my ensemble! My Princess Armor for the shoulders is a powerful detail in the overall costume and will definitely help make this outfit look that much more authentic!

As these pieces come together toward my final creation, it has made me more excited to finish! Slowly but surely, this outfit will come to fruition as I work toward this masterpiece which is sure to WOW!


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

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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Your foundation chain on any of these pieces can be more or less than what I made, if you need to make this bigger or smaller.
-Note your work may stretch, so you would want to chain a tad less than you actual measurement
-I used Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat for my shoulder piece, but you can use any color and any worsted weight yarn. Check out YARNSUB.com for substitution options
-My shoulder piece measures 20 inches (51 cm) across from outside of the shoulder to the other side.
-See full intro of the video tutorial for ALL the measurements
Make the headband for this costume here


Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Wheat
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Craft Floral Wire or you can find Craft Floral Wire here too!
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet


Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Top Shoulder Pieces:
Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 2-45: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece putting 3 SC in each corner.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly Step:
For the Swirls on the shoulder pieces, you can easily chain about 75 and sew on the chain to the shoulder piece. You can embellish your shoulder pieces as much as you want. In the video tutorial I added 2 swirls to each shoulder.

Inner Shoulder Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 2-10: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (18)
Row 12: Repeat Row 11. (16)
Row 13: Repeat Row 11. (14)
Row 14: Repeat Row 11. (12)
Row 15: Repeat Row 11. (10)
Row 16: Repeat Row 11. (8)
Row 17: Repeat Row 11. (6)
Do not fasten off. Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)


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Jewel Circles:
Make 3 in Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
For the lines on the inner shoulder pieces, you can easily chain about 15 and sew on the chains to the shoulder piece. (See video and photos for visual guide) You can embellish your shoulder pieces as much as you want. In the video tutorial I added 2 lines to each inner shoulder piece.
Sew on blue jewel to center of inner shoulder piece.
Sew Inner shoulder piece to outer Shoulder piece. Round the outer shoulder piece to fit around the inner shoulder piece.
Do the same thing for both shoulders.

Front Center pieces:

Crescent Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and in the next 2 Chs, HDC in next 3 chs, DC in next 3 Chs, HDC in next 3 Chs, SC in last 3 Chs, CH 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in first 3 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next 3 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, Sl st in last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in first 3 sts, HDC in next 18 sts, Sl st in last 3 sts
Do not fasten off. Add wire around edge and SINGLE CROCHET around the entire piece.
Fasten off, cut wire, weave in ends, and hide wire. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Triangle Pieces: Make 2 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 3 SC in 1st st, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4: SC in each st across. (5)
Row 5: Repeat Row 3. (7)
Row 6: SC in each st across. (7)
Row 7: Repeat Row 3. (9)
Row 8: SC in each st across. (9)
Row 9: Repeat Row 3. (11)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Blue Jewel Drops: Make 6 in Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [2 SC, 2 HDC, DC, 2HDC, 2 SC, Ch 2, sl st to first SC] in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Use the video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew all the front pieces together.
Weave in all your loose ends.
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Half Circle Center piece: Make 1 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 HDC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (16)
Row 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 4 times, ch 1, turn. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew the half circle piece BEHIND the crescent pieces. Attach a Blue Circle Jewel to the center of the Half circle as well.
See video tutorial and photos for visual guide. Sew front piece to each shoulder piece.
Then go on to making the back piece.

Back Piece: Make 1 in Red Heart Soft in the color Wheat
Ch 51 (or any amount that measures 2 inches LESS than your back measurement. (See video tutorial for more explanation)
Row 1: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (50)
Row 2: 2 SC in the first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (52)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (54)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (56)
Row 5: Repeat Row 2. (58)
Rows 6-8: SC in each st across. (58)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Make a chain for a triangle embellishment for the center of the back. Sew it on just like the swirls on the shoulders.
Attach back piece to each shoulder piece.
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume Gloves

Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume Gloves

Pieces of my Halloween costume creation are coming together! I finished the Princess Costume Glove Armlets. These are the next installment into my exciting cosplay ensemble that I will be sharing at the end of this creative journey. If you are interested in making these armlets, scroll down to see the video tutorial and written pattern. Keep in mind, you can change the color for any princess costume or even for personal use! I also give tips on how to adjust the size in the Notes section!

 

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

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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Your foundation chain should be in multiples of 6 so you can make these as small or large as you want.
-The sleeves I made are 15 inches long but you can make them as long or short as you want.
-The top of my sleeves are 10 inches around, but you can increase the sizes around the top of the sleeves by chaining an amount that is in the multiple of 6 that measures as long as the circumference of your upper arm.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Gray
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Sleeve:
With Delft Blue
Ch 36 or any multiple of 6 that will fit around your upper arm, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, SC in each Ch around, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Attach Aruba Sea to any stitch around, Ch up 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in previous stitch (working behind the ch up 3 st–see video tutorial for visual instructions), *Sk next stitch, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first ch up 3 st, Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Attach Delft Blue to any stitch around, Ch up 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC, Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach White to any stitch around, Ch up 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC, DO NOT fasten off.
Rnds 5-8: DO NOT chain 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first HDC
Rnd 9: Sl st in NEXT st, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first HDC
Rnds 10-13: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 14: Sl st in NEXT st, [HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts] 6 times, sl st to first HDC. (30)
Rnds 15-18: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 9
Rnds 20-23: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 9
Rnds 25-28: Repeat Rnds 5-8
Rnd 29: Sl st in NEXT st, [HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Rnd 30: HDC in first 11 sts, DC in next, Ch 2, DC in next st, HDC in last 11 sts, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Rnd 31: HDC in first 12 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (28)
Rnd 32: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (32)
Rnd 33: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (36)
Rnd 34: HDC in first 12 sts, DC in next 6 sts, [2 DC, ch 5, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, sl st to first HDC. (40)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Make a few chains and sew them onto the sleeve as an embroidery design. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
You can opt out of having the design on the sleeves, or you can make it as intricate as you want! Have fun with it!

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Headband

If you are following me on my blog or any social media, you will recall that I released my Link to the Past Phrygian Cap last week as Part One of the Halloween cosplay costume designs that I am creating for Nate and myself.

Today, Part Two of the costume set, is this Destiny Headband. This is a bit of a tedious process using thin thread and crocheting around wire, but the results are worth the efforts! Continue to stay tuned to more great patterns along the way to complete one or both of my costume series!

Not into the costume idea? Make a headband with just leaves! You could also use the leaf applique separately for flowers or anywhere you would need to add a decorative embellishment.


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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this whole headband:

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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!!***

Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Size 10 in Peacock
Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Size 10 in Gold/Gold
1.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Floral Wire
Stitch Markers
Wire Cutters
Needlenose Pliers
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 150 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this headband is 25 inches long, but you can make your braid as long as you’d like!
-It is recommended to use Cotton thread for this project.

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
HDC2TOG: Half Double crochet decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
DTR: Double Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Make 8 Leaves:
With Metallic Gold:
Ch 18
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DTR in next 3 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next ch, SC in next, Sl st in last ch, Ch 2, Sl st back in the same ch as last Sl st, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 2 sts, DTR in next 3 sts, TR in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next.
Rnd 2: Add wire and continue working around wire and into the sts. Ch up 1, put 2 SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut wire and shape leaf.
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Center “Hooks”:
Make 2 in Metallic Gold
Ch 25
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 2 chs, 2 DTR in each of the next 3 chs, TR in next 2 chs, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 10 chs.
For one of the hooks, turn your work around and add the wire, SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends, cut wire, shape your piece.
For the other hook, do not turn your work around, just add the wire and SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends, cut wire, shape your piece.

V-Shape:
Ch 31
Row 1: Add wire and work along chain and around the wire. HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in next 13 chs, HDC2TOG, HDC in 14 chs.
Fasten off, cut wire, shape piece in a V-Shape.

Jewel in the center:
Use Peacock Blue
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Add wire for your last round
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut wire and shape your piece.

Headband piece:
Make 6
Ch 300, fasten off.

Assembly step:
Braid the headband chains and tie knots on each end.
Sew all the pieces to the headband.
See video tutorial for visual guide.
Use photos as a visual guide.
Weave in the rest of your ends and make it look pretty!

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

As many of you may recall, each year I design, create, and model an EPIC cosplay costume ensemble for Halloween. If you have been following my blog, you remember 2 years ago my Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes here or last year, The Beauty and The Beast costumes here.

Each year I try to challenge myself to something new. I began my 2017 costumes over the weekend and will release pieces over the next few months just in time for Halloween. Each video tutorial and written pattern will be FREE, and although many patterns will be related to the costume ensemble, several will be great to create on their own!!

One such piece is this Link to Past Stocking Cap. This unique Phrygian Cap is the first in a series of several videos that will be made to complete our costumes as Link and Zelda!! For those who are on my social media, it didn’t take long for the guesses to come in and easily many of you knew immediately what I was in the process of creating.

This design is very versatile. If you are not a fan of the video game or gaming scene, this can be made in any color as just a stocking hat in time for cooler weather. You can even use two tones by making your reverse single crochet stitches in a complimentary color to the hat. Red and White would make a peppermint swirl, or Red and Green would make a cute holiday hat. Removing the side laces and adding a bell on the end of the conical shape would make a darling elfin hat!

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There are many fun ways to explore broadening this pattern to other great creations! For those of you who are on board to see what I create for Halloween, stay tuned for the next several weeks as I reveal more pieces for this EPIC cosplay creation. Nate and I are very excited to share another great costume with our wonderful YARNutopia community!

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

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Pattern
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“Designed by Nadia Fuad
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 Yarn in Medium Thyme
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 250 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for the hat I demonstrate is 23 inches around the circumference of the head. The length is about 20 inches long.


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat:
Work in BLO for rounds 1-35 and in continuous rounds
With Medium Thyme
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3 SC, 3 HDC, 3 DC] in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Rnds 2-5: Working in BLO from here to Round 35, DC in each st around.

Rnd 6: 2 DC in each st around. (18)

Rnds 7-11: DC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnds 13-16: DC in each st around. (27)

Rnd 17: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnds 18-19: DC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 20: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnds 21-22: DC in each st around
(If you are making an infant hat, make a few more rounds of 45 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 23: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 24-25: DC in each st around
(If you are making a toddler hat, make a few more rounds of 54 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 26: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
(If you are making a Teen/Small Adult hat, make a few more rounds of 60 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 27: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts] 6 times. (66)

Rnds 28-35: DC in each st around
On Round 35, The last 3 sts should be: HDC, HDC, SC

Rnd 36: Work in BOTH LOOPS FOR ROUNDS 36-40, Sl st in first st, ch up 2 (doesn’t count as anything), FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnds 27-40: Ch up 2, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Go back to round 35 working in the last stitch that has a FRONT loop free, Start in that spot.
Reverse Single Crochet in the front loops of every stitch spiraling back to the top of the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Lace Tie:
Braid 9 Strands of yarn in an 18 inch strand and lace it up the side. See video tutorial on how to attach. Use photos as guide for placement.

Enjoy!!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Nintendo NES Controller Pixel Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Nintendo NES Controller Pixel Blanket

486 pixels were stitched over the past few months and each one was made with love. The creation of this pixel blanket was made to be given to Nate in time for his birthday today, March 30th, 2016.

Nate is a video game enthusiast and early on I decided to create something epic for his special day. My idea formulated around a discussion about vintage video games we each played as kids. He loved Zelda, and mentioned the Nintendo NES system as a favorite. Of course, this had me scrambling in my creative way to find the perfect project to bring this favorite retro past-time to life. Behold the creation of the Nintendo NES Controller Pixel Blanket!

Pixel Blanket

I searched the internet for ideas on how to bring my vision to fruition and came across the blog from Repeat Crafter Me who created a Cupcake Pixel Blanket and I went into crazy creative overdrive!!

Pixel Blanket2
I decided to try to graph this project out on paper and found a photo of this controller by just doing a Google Search.  Once the graph was made, it was a series of mathematics calculations to figure out how much each square would equal in a measurement of inches. I wanted the overall size to be about the size of a queen-size bed. The calculations for this blanket equal the equivalent of 54 inches wide x 80 inches long.

Graph Without Buttons/Cord
Once the size was determined, then the calculation of how many pixels of each color would have to be figured out.

Pixel Graph with Buttons and Cord

All these calculations can be found in the pattern below.  Each square has to be individually created based on these initial calculations. It was easiest for me to work color by color. I began with grey, black, red, then lastly white. Once each square was made, I began to lay them out to determine if the vision in my mind was exactly what I pictured. This was the part where I held my breath hoping that I hadn’t made any mistakes in my calculations!  Below you will see the pixels all laid out on the floor.

Pixels laid out on my living room floor


Once the pixels were laid out and my design was satisfactory, the process of sewing these tiny squares was my next major step. Working in rows, I worked my way across first, then down, as shown in the tutorial video. Soon this project began to come together in the perfect work of art I envisioned!

Pixels with Buttons

 I added a few details to enhance this design. Instead of pixels, I crocheted two circles for the buttons on the controller and a crochet chain to emulate a cord coming from underneath the controller going to an invisible console. Once complete, this labor of my love became one of the most amazing creations I have made thus far. It was, by far, the best gift and was received with delight!

Happy Birthday Nate!!

Pixel

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Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pixel blanket:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

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

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gray Heather
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red
Amount: Black: 760 yards White: 1400 yards Gray: 740 yards Red: <200 yards
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-You can use any yarn brand you want, as long as you stick to the colors White, Black, Gray, and Red to make the pixel photo in the end as long as it’s an 8ply or 10ply yarn (worsted weight/double knitting).
-This took me a very long time to make. I started it in January 2016, but haven’t worked on it consistently, and I finished it on March 26th, 2016.
-You could use a smaller hook to make this smaller.
-This measures 80 inches across and 54 inches tall
-When you attach your squares in the back, they puff up making a 3D look to the pixels. It looks great!
-The Cord is optional, but the circle buttons need to be included to make the Pixel photo complete

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

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Pixels:
Make 231 White
Make 5 Red
Make 107 Gray
Make 143 Black
Total Pixels: 486

Time started in video tutorial: 00:10:04

Rnd 1: Chain 3 and make 2 DC in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1 and join to the top of the ch 2, ch 2

Rnd 2: DC in same stitch as your ch 2, DC in next 2 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, DC in last 3 sts, DC in corner and chain two and join to the first DC, ch 1

Rnd 3: SC in first 4 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner. Join to first st with an invisible join (see video tutorial)
Fasten off and follow video tutorial to learn how to make an invisible join.

Circle (Buttons A and B on Controller): Make 2

Time started in video tutorial: 00:22:42

ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
Round 4: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
Round 5: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
Round 6: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36)
Round 7: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (42)
Round 8: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (48)
Round 9: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (54)
Round 10: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (60)
Round 11: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (66)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Cord: (Optional) With Black.
Time started in video tutorial: 00:43:25
Chain 40 (or an amount that is long enough)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across.
Fasten off with  long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew your squares together following along with the photos and video tutorial for visual instructions.
Attaching Pixels
Time started in video tutorial: 00:35:25
Then it starts again at 00:46:05

Sew Circles on blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions.
Attaching circles: Time started in video tutorial: 00:58:40

Sew Cord on blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions.
Time started in video tutorial: 1:03:11

Border:
Single crochet around entire blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions. Put 3 sc in each of the 4 corners of the blanket.
Time started in video tutorial: 00:54:18

Enjoy!

“Keep calm and game on.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

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