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Crochet Tutorial: The G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan

Designer, Rosetta Getty, created The Granny Square Mixed Media Cardigan. Fashion model, Gigi Hadid, was photographed by paparazzi wearing that sweater, and it exploded all over the Internet. Being the fashion maven that I am, I had to have it! So, I designed my very own! My G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan was an intense work of creative fashion art. I designed it based off the photo. Here I am modeling my version next to the photo of Gigi Hadid wearing hers.

G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan


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Here is a full length of the cardigan, you can really see the side slits as I walk:

G.G. Cardigan
Here is a back view of the photo:

G.G. Cardigan

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this cardigan:

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 this link to get the full kit of supplies for this project**

2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Black (744 yards each skein)
1 Skein of Red Heart Super Saver in:
Medium Thyme
Aran
Buff
Warm Brown
1 Skein of Red Heart With Love in Berry Red
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook. (for larger sizes, I recommend an I-5.50mm Crochet Hook)
-Buttons. (You can get the same buttons as me by clicking here)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This pattern is in American crochet terms.
-The cardigan that I made measures: Shoulders: 16 inches, Arm Length: 25 inches, Length of sweater: 37 inches
Recommendation: I would use softer yarn for this project (Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice). The yarn I used was quite stiff and bulky.

For Larger Sizing:
My recommendations for larger sizes would be to use a larger crochet hook as well as making more rounds on your granny squares. Working a repeat of round 6 once or twice should make your squares larger. You may also make this longer by adding more squares to the length of your cardigan. Another suggestion would be to add additional rounds around each panel when you single crochet around each piece to give it a larger size/width to accommodate your size. To determine the fit of the upper arm: You will have to take your upper arm measurement and make sure your squares are made accordingly. ALL SQUARES HAVE TO BE THE SAME SIZE IN THIS ENTIRE PROJECT.

Gauge:
1 square is 6 inches x 6 inches

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Beginning Cluster (Beg. Cluster): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO insert hook back into the stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, (You should have 3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all loops.
Cluster Stitch (Cluster):  YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops (you should have 4 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Cardigan

Color Combinations:
Square 1: Berry Red, Warm Brown, Aran, Buff, Warm Brown, Black
(Make 6)
Number 1
Square 2: Warm Brown, Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Medium Thyme, Black
(Make 6)
Number 2
Square 3: Buff, Black, Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black
(Make 6)
Number 3
Square 4: Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 4
Square 5: Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 5
Square 6: Buff, Berry Red, Warm Brown, Berry Red, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 6
Square 7: Black, Berry Red, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 7
Square 8: Medium Thyme, Black, Buff, Aran, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 8
Square 9: Medium Thyme, Black, Aran, Buff, Berry Red, Black
(Make 7)
Number 9

Granny Square:
Make 60 for the Cardigan and 12 for the scarf.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to beginning ch. (12) Fasten off.

Rnd 2: In any DC around, attach new color & Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in first st, ch 1, *Cluster in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st to Beg. Cluster. (12 clusters made, 12 ch 1 sps made) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Attach new color in any ch 1 sp of round 2. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, ch 2, *Cluster in next ch 1 sp, CH 2, Repeat from * around. (12 clusters & 12 Ch 2 sps) Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp of round 3. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, *Ch 3, Cluster in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, repeat from * 2 more times, ending with ch 3, cluster, ch 2 cluster, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Attach new color to any ch 3 corner sp. Ch 4 (counts as first TR), [2TR, ch 2, 3 TR] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [3TR, CH2, 3TR] in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * 2 times, ending with Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch4. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Attach new color to any ch 2 corner sp. CH 2 (counts as first HDC), [2HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, [3HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in corner. Repeat from * 2 more times, ending with, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning HDC.

If you need to make this bigger, just repeat round 6 once or twice by putting 3 HDC in each of the ch 1 sps, and [3HDC, ch 2, 3 HDC] in the corners.

When you have all 60 squares finished, Sew them together using the video tutorial and photo diagram as a visual instruction.

Here is the front view diagram that I drew up. The numbers in each square indicate the square number.

Front View
Here is the Back View of the Cardigan diagram that I drew up.

Back View

Once your 2 front panels and your back panel are all sewn together, single crochet around all 3 pieces and then sew the 3 pieces together, following along with the video tutorial. Once all your pieces are attached, follow along to make the cuffs and the collar.

Cuffs:
Round 1: Start at Seam SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 2:  SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: *SC2TOG, SC in next, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Repeat for other sleeve

Collar: (I suggest watching the video tutorial for this part)
Row 1-3: Starting at one end, HDC across, putting a HDC2TOG in the corners, ch 1, turn.
Row 4-12: HDC across. No decreases in this row
You may make more rows if you want a wider/taller collar.
Fold it over and sew it down in the corners.

Buttons holes:
Starting on the right side bottom. SC up first square side until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, *sc along the side of the next square until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, repeat from * up to the top (6 button holes made). Fasten off.
(If this part gets confusing, refer to the video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

If you want to make the scarf, here is the sequence in squares to make your own:

Number 2
Number 3
Number 1
Number 9
Number 5
Number 8
Number 7
Number 6
Number 4
Number 1
Number 3
Number 2

Sew them together and add fringe on each side.
Weave in all your ends.


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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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Crochet Tutorial: The Pizzazz Poncho

Do you have a lot of scrap yarn? I am overrun by baskets of scraps left over from previous projects, and I often try to find fun and useful projects to use them.  When you wear this, it will make you spin, dance, and walk with spring in your step, because it is *that* much fun to wear! Here are a few photos of my poncho and how I wore it. I matched it with jeggings and riders with a man’s denim shirt and a matching headscarf.

Pizzazz Poncho
Comfortable and cozy, I am ready to go out on the town for the day! Bold! Colorful! Wild! The Pizzazz Poncho is all that and a bag of chips!!! I made this creation inspired by a photo I saw made by another crochet artist, but I added a bit of my own artistic spin!
Pizzazz Poncho
This Pizzazz Poncho is the perfect project to make good use out of scraps. This colorful poncho is extremely versatile. With it’s array of color and texture you can pair this with any outfit to dress up or dress down.

Pizzazz Poncho

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this poncho:

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:
-Approx. 1500 Yards of Scrap Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarns)
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
~Watch the video to learn how to make this bigger or smaller. It is a repeat pattern so it should not be too difficult to adapt this pattern to the size you
~Change color every row (You don’t have to, but my video tutorial shows this)

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

Poncho Make 2
Ch 101 (or any odd number)
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn. (100)

Row 2
: Ch 1, DC in each st across, Turn.

Row 3
: Ch 1, SC in first st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * across, finishing with sc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Rows 4: 
Ch 1, DC in first 2 sts, *(DC, Ch 1) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last ch 3 sp, do not ch 1, dc in last sc on row.  Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ending with 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, *Skip next st, DC in next, DC in skipped st, repeat from * across. Turn. (Making criss cross stitches–see video for visual instructions)

Row 7: Ch 1, HDC across. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Ch 1, SC across. Turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 3

Row 11: Repeat Row 4

Row 12: Repeat Row 5

Row 13: Repeat Row 2

Row 14: Repeat Row 6

Row 15: Repeat Row 7

Row 16: Repeat Row 6

Row 17: Repeat Row 9

Row 18: Repeat Row 3

Row 19: Repeat Row 4

Row 20: Repeat Row 5

Row 21: Repeat Row 2

Row 22: Repeat Row 6

Row 23: Repeat Row 7

Row 24: Repeat Row 6

Row 25: Repeat Row 9

Row 26: Repeat Row 3

Row 27: Repeat Row 4

Row 28: Repeat Row 5

Row 29: Repeat Row 2

Row 30: Repeat Row 6

Row 31: Repeat Row 7

Row 32: Repeat Row 6

Row 33: Repeat Row 9

Row 34: Repeat  Row 3

Row 35: Repeat Row 4

Row 36: Repeat Row 5

Row 37: Repeat Row 2

Row 38: Repeat Row 7

Row 39: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with LONG tail for sewing.

Make another one!

Once you have two pieces made, Watch video tutorial at Time 1:02:40 to learn how to attach the two pieces and go onto making the collar.

Collar:
Working on backside at neckline (It’s best to watch the video tutorial for this part since it’s first worked in rows and then in rounds)
Row 1: SC in 4 sts at the back V neck part. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, SC across and sc into next 2 sts on last row of poncho, Turn.
Row 3-7: Repeat row 2 until you have 15 sts across. Sl st to next st on poncho and fasten off.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn on poncho row on the right side of back of collar *See video for placement* Ch 1, DC2TOG, DC to next Side of Poncho row, DC2TOG, DC in each st to the front V of neck, DC3TOG, DC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the next DC2TOG, SC2TOG at that point, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC2TOG, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, Repeat from * 2 times, ch 3, SC2TOG, **ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the V of neck, SC3TOG, ***ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *** until you get to the end. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, DC in first st, * DC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 5: (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Finishing:
SC around entire bottom of poncho. (See video for visual instructions)

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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Crochet Tutorial: Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Crochet Tutorial: Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Houndstooth originated in Scotland in the 1800s. It originally was a woven fabric and over time became popular in fashion. It has undergone many revivals, but it has stayed true to its original classic pattern. Houndstooth is named because it resembles a canine tooth with its sharp edge. Sometimes it is called Dogstooth, and the miniature design is known as Puppytooth. Many designers use this pattern in high end fashion to this day. If you would like to learn more about the Houndstooth history, click here.

It’s Fall Fashion Week in New York which inspired me to create this Houndstooth Shawl–perfect for autumn weather and cool nights. When I originally set out to make this pattern, I expected this to be an incredible challenge, having never done the Houndstooth stitch before. But, after studying a few patterns online, I was able to quickly and very easily pick it up!

In no time, I was able to work up this great shawl!!


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Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Follow this video tutorial on how to make this shawl.

This is a very easy to follow video tutorial showing how to recreate the original Houndstooth in crochet form. Below, you will see the original Houndstooth pattern in woven fabric.

Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Here is a close-up of my crochet version of the same stitch. It looks so close and awesome!!

Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Once you have mastered this stitch following my tutorial, you may make some minor modifications to my shawl pattern to turn this project into so many great items. I talk a little bit in the video on how to make an infinity scarf, a traditional neck wrap scarf, a baby blanket, or even an afghan. The ideas are endless! All you need to do is adjust your chain amount when you start this project. You just need an odd number of chains.

Houndstooth Stitch Shawl

Traditional Houndstooth is the contrasting pattern of black and white, but in the crochet world, anything goes! This project can be changed up in so many colorful ways than the traditional monochromatic design. Imagine, hot pink and white, purple and black, go wild with color!!

Pattern:

Materials:

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-2 skeins of each color (4 skeins in total) Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Size I-5.50mm Crochet hook
Yarn needle
-Scissors

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 project!

Notes:
When changing colors do not cut your yarn.  On your last dc, work the dc as normal but when you have the 2 loops left on your hook you will change your color and then YO and draw through both loops on the hook.  You will then just take the unused color and crochet it along in the row.  You will be changing color at the end of each row. (See video for visual instructions)

Ch 45 (Or any ODD number to make your own as wide as you want)

Row 1: *sc in the second ch from the hook, dc in the next, repeat from * across. Ending with a dc (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1, turn. (44 sts)

Row 2: *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across  (change color–See video for visual instruction) ch 1, turn (44 sts)

Repeat Row 2 for however long you want your piece to be. I made mine 113 rows.

Finish with a black row, and continue to sc around the entire piece. Fasten off, weave in all ends. Add a pin for embellishment. Enjoy!

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

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