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Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk and Stars Cowl

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steam·punk: /ˈstēmˌpəNGk/ noun — a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.

This Steampunk and Stars Cowl has me feeling fierce! This design includes elements like buttons, cogs, chains, and leather to add to the steampunk fashion feel. I was working to achieve a more edgy design by adding asymmetry.

Change this look up by eliminating or replacing the buttons with other embellishments. Add fringe to both sides. Change the yarn color for an entirely different look. Bright colors would add whimsy whereas dark colors would add edge.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Steampunk and Stars Cowl:

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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
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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:
Red Heart Yarns Unforgettable in Thunder
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Steampunk Buttons (You can find these at any craft shop)
-Chain links (one Large and one Small) I got all my embellishments at Jo-Ann Fabrics
-Pliers for opening and closing chains
Leather Buckle Clasp
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-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.
-You will need 120 yards of yarn for this project. (1 full skein and part of another skein)
-This piece is 13 inches long (34 cm) from neck to point

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
Star Stitch
SC3TOG: Single Crochet 3 Together

Pattern:

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

Ch 71 or any odd number

Row 1: In 2nd ch, YO, pull through, and in each of next 4 chs (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 chs (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last ch, turn. (32 stars)

Row 2: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (65 sc)

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as st), pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc.

Rows 4-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 11: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 15 more times. HDC in next st, (17 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 12: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (35 sc)

Row 13: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 13 more times. HDC in next st, (15 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 14: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (31 sc)

Row 15: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 11 more times. HDC in next st, (13 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 16: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (27 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 9 more times. HDC in next st, (11 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 18: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (23 sc)

Row 19: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 7 more times. HDC in next st, (9 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 20: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (19 sc)

Row 21: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 5 more times. HDC in next st, (7 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 22: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (15 sc)

Row 23: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 3 more times. HDC in next st, (5 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 24: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (11 sc)

Row 25: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, *pick up a loop in the ch 1 you just made, pick up a loop through the last loop of the star st you just made, pick up a loop through same st as last loop of star you just made, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * 1 more time. HDC in next st, (3 star sts total), leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 26: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next star st, 2 sc in ch 1 sp of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn. (7 sc)

Row 27: Ch 1, Sl st in first 2 sts, Ch up 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, pick up a loop in the back ridge of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, CH 1, HDC in next st, (1 star total), Leave the rest of the sts unworked.

Row 28: Ch 1, SC in HDC, SC in ch 1 sp of next st, SC in turning ch, turn. (3 sc)

Row 29: SC3TOG, Ch 1.

SC around entire piece (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Picot up one edge of angle.
Picot: *SC in next, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next st, repeat from * until you are done with making the picot sts.

Add fringe to other side of angle part.
Add buttons, chains, buckles.
See video tutorial for embellishment placements.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Spike Statement Necklace

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How often have you ever been dressed for a night out only to find yourself searching for the perfect accessory to top off the perfect outfit?

A bold statement necklace that adds the final touch and bolsters your confidence is all you need! This custom designed piece can be made in a variety of ways. You can change the color of the spikes to match any top, add beads to make it pop, you can work on a longer or shorter chain for various looks, and you can use this same technique to enhance other accessories such as chain belts, lariats, wrap bracelets, or even chains in decorative items.

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This crochet detail is a great way to dress up something ordinary and make it extraordinary! Next time you are looking for a piece to boost your confidence and turn heads, create your own statement with a bit of crochet and a lot of attitude!

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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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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:
-Any Scraps of Fine Cotton Yarn (I am unsure of the brand I used in my video tutorial)
-E-3.50mm crochet hook
-Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my chains)
-Clasps
-Jewelry Making Tools
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use any type of chain for this project. I used a 22 inch gold chain.
-You can use any size crochet hook for this project, as long as it fits through your chain links.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
Picot: (Ch 3, sc in last TC made)

Pattern:

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

Before starting: Mark each end equally where you want to start your pattern and where you want to end. There should be equal amount of chains on each end. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 1: Sl st into a chain. Ch 1, sc in same ch, *ch 5, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across until your stitch marker.

Row 2: Turn your work, sl st into the first ch5 sp, ch 1, [sc, 3dc, 2tc, picot, tc, 3dc, sc] in each ch 5 sp across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

If you need to add a clasp, watch the video tutorial for instructions on how to add a lobster clasp closure.

It’s that simple! Enjoy!

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Leaf and Flower Lariat

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In an earlier post, I had mentioned that Nate bought me yarn this past Christmas. Some may think, “Well that is a no brainer, she crochets, she loves yarn. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!” Right? But to that, I say this: I thought about this man going through yarn types and brands trying to choose the right ones, the best fibers, deciding on variety without a clue as to what he’s doing, except he was doing it because he loves me. It made my heart skip. The picture of this in my mind was incredibly endearing.

Today’s leaf and floral neck lariat necklace is inspired by some of those skeins of yarn and the love behind them. Leaves are symbolic of life and the red flower symbolizes love. So, it is appropriate that it all comes together in this great creative piece. He truly has woven his way right into my heart giving it life. What better way to show that love than through my work?!

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You can make this as a belt, as a bunting, garland. You can customize this piece to your own desire. Make it longer, make it shorter, make it in different colors! The possibilities are endless!

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

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:
-Lion Brand Wool Ease in Oxford Grey
-Naturally Caron Country in Burgundy
-Bead or button for embellishment
-Size G6-4.25mm 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 for the leaves.

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

Lariat
1st Leaf:
Ch 11,
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, ch 2, SC in same st as last sc, Turn work upside down, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last. Sl st to first sc of round

Chain an amount that you would like to be between your leaves (I chained 8)

2nd leaf and the rest of them will be as follows:
Ch 11
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, ch 2, SC in same st as last sc, Turn work upside down, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TR in next, TR in next, DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last. Sl st to first sc of round, sl st in each of the next 10 sts, sl st to the chain, then chain an amount that you would like between your leaves.

Here is how I made my Lariat:

Leaf
Ch 8
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Ch 15
Leaf
Ch 10
Leaf
Ch 8
Leaf
Ch 15
Leaf
Ch 10
Leaf
(Continue this pattern until you have 20 leaves–or as many leaves as you want)
When making your last leaf, sl st along the stitches on the side of the leaf and then fasten off. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Flower:
Rnd 1: Ch 3 and work 17 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook, join with a sl st to ch up 2. (18 hdc)

Rnd 2: *ch 3, skip the next hdc, sl st in next hdc*, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch 3 sp to join (9 spaces made)

Rnd 3: You’ll be working a petal into each ch 3 space from round 2. ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc) into each ch 3 space around (9 petals made) Fasten off and weave in end.

Round 4: In this round, make sure you are slip stitching “around” the hdc from Round 1. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around the next stitch in Round 1, *ch 3, skip 2 hdc, sl st around next hdc, repeat from * around, slip stitch to beginning ch 3 sp to join (6 spaces made)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3 (you’ll be making a total of 6 petals this time), sl st to ch 3 sp at the beginning to join, fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew bead/button to center of flower and sew to lariat
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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