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Eco-Friendly Plarn Top

Eco-Friendly Plarn Top

Eco-friendly: Not harmful to the environment.

For the past few days I worked on creating a crop-top for an Eco-friendly fashion show. Made solely out of plastic bags, I recycled 70 of them in a variety of colors into plastic yarn aka Plarn. Using plastic to create *plarn* for use on mats, bags, or other items of use, helps prevent plastic bags from finding their way into the landfills. Plastic bags can take up to 1000 years to decompose. (as per several internet sources)

I used 3 handmade natural wooden buttons that were made out of a fallen tree branch. The design on the back is an earth mandala. I added soft felt liners in the bust area to conceal and prevent discomfort from the plastic as it will be worn by the model without anything underneath. I have not made a video tutorial for this piece, but I have provided the free written pattern. Recycled plastic clothing may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed creating this unique piece for a great cause!





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

Large Plastic Grocery Bags

Felt for Bust

Original Tacky Glue

-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I use)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 2000 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-There is NO video tutorial for this project.
-If the instructions 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 top are: Length from shoulder to bottom: 18 inches, Shoulders across: 15 inches, Waist: 34 inches, Bust 36 inches.

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
DC2TOG: Single 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.

Front:
Make 2
Ch 38
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across, put [3DC, ch 1, 3DC] in last ch, work on opposite side of foundation HDC across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st), HDC in each st, put [2DC, ch 1, 2 DC] in ch 1 sp, HDC in the rest of the sts, turn.
Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2 (until your piece is as big as you need it to be to cover chest)

Outer edge: Attach plarn to bottom right corner of your piece. Ch up 3 (counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same st, DC in 20 sts, HDC in 16 sts, SC in 10 sts (or the rest of the sts until ch 1 sp), [2SC, ch 1, 2SC] in ch 1 sp, SC in 10 sts, HDC in 16 sts, DC in last 20 sts (or opposite of other side), [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC along the bottom side of the piece, sl st to beg. Fasten off.

Center Front:
On one panel, start in the bottom left corner of the panel, Ch up 1, 2 SC in same sp, SC in next 10 sts, HDC in next 8 sts, DC in next 6 sts, TR in next 4 sts.  Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

On the other panel, start in the bottom right corner of the panel, ch up 1, 2 SC in same sp, SC in next 10 sts, HDC in next 8 sts, DC in next 6 sts, TR in next 4 sts, Fasten off.
Sew both front pieces together.

 Sides:
On each panel:
Row 1: Attach yarn to Bottom corner ch 2 sp, ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in same sp, DC in next 30 sts, turn.
Row 2-4: Ch up 3, DC across, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing on one side. and short tail on the other side. Weave in the end of the short tail.

Back:
Ch 6, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as st), 11 DC in ring, sl st to ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3. (24)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 3, SC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (24)
Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp, Ch up 3, DC in same sp, *ch 1, 2 DC in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch up 3.
Rnd 5: Ch up 1, HDC in same st, HDC in each st and each ch 1 sp around, sl st to first HDC.
Rnd 6: In any st: Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in 3 sts, SC in 6 sts, HDC in 3 sts, DC in 2, 2 DC in next, ch 2, 2 DC in next, Repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3. (square made–20 sts on each side)
Rnd 7: In ch 2 sp: Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *DC in each st across, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3.
Rnd 8-10: Repeat Round 7
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left side:
Row 1: In ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, DC across side, Turn
Rows 2-4: Ch up 3, DC across, turn.
Fasten off with weave in ends.

Right Side:
Row 1: In ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, DC across side, Turn
Rows 2-5: Ch up 3, DC across, turn.
Fasten off with weave in ends.
Sew buttons to row 5 of the Right Side.

Assembly Step:
Sew pieces together using photos as a guide.
Straps:
FDC until your piece is 15 inches (36 Foundation DC) Fasten off with long tail.
Sew straps to piece.
Add felt in the bust area by gluing it in.

Enjoy!!

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See how great this piece looks?! I love it!!

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Crochet Tutorial: All Year Round Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: All Year Round Poncho

The All-Year-Round Poncho is one of the only fun fashion pieces you will need for any season! Simple, yet versatile, this great tunic style poncho can be worn in a number of ways. Paired with a variety of accessories, you can change the entire look! Can’t get much better than that! Made with the right type of yarn, it would also be a great swimsuit cover-up or can be worn over a sundress!!

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You could add pockets for a different look! For a more formal look, pair this with wide leg pants or a skirt and a dark top. For a Boho look, you could wear a long necklace, rider boots, a crossbody bag and a nice scarf. This is such a fun style to play around with for any time of the year!!

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

**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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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:

**Get the full kit of supplies for this project by clicking here!!**

Red Heart Yarns Treasure in color Floral (620 Yards of yarn total)
Size 12mm crochet hook
Wooden Beads
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This took me approximately 12 Hours total to make this piece.
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size.
-You can chain more or less on your foundation chain, there is no multiple in this project.
-MEASURE: From your navel to your side for the measurement of your panel. (See video tutorial intro for more details on how to make this bigger)
-The one I show in the video tutorial will fit a size Medium person and measures 48 Inches around and 25 inches long. You can watch the video tutorial to learn how to make this longer and wider. It is supposed to fit loosely around the body.
-The Ch 1 at the beginning of the row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
-One panel measures 12 inches wide and 48 inches long, but you can make yours as wide and long as you want it to be by just chaining more in your foundation row and continuing rows to make this longer.

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

Pattern:
MAKE 2
Ch 21 or any number that measures from your navel to your side.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 2-106: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (20)
You can continue rows to make this longer.
SC around entire panel.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
After both panels are made, line them up and (whip-stitch) sew front seam and back seam. Sew sides up as well. Use video tutorial for visual instructions. Once it is all sewn up, add fringe to the bottom and tie on beads.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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

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Happy Halloween!

This blog is compiled to show the costumes I made for Nate and myself. You can find them all in one place rather than navigating through my blog to find each individual pattern. Here, I have them all in one spot for your convenience. You can click the links in the paragraphs before the photos or you can simply click the photos to view the video tutorials and written patterns for each individual piece for these costumes.

We start with the Beast Hat. It’s perfect not only for a costume (although, I will warn you, it is very warm, and won’t last long in a crowd of people), but also for cold days! It’s an easily adaptable and versatile pattern by changing colors and embellishments to make any animal-istic creature that you fancy!

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Second, you will find the Beast Gloves here. With some simple modifications, you can take these very scary beast gloves and turn them into an easy pair of hand-warmers, just by omitting the finger portion of the pattern. These were made to enhance the crochet costume. Have fun with it!

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Next up, by making a very simple chain, I was able to create this embroidery embellishment detail that I sewed onto the costume jacket. I first traced out the design in a chalk pencil, chained the length needed for each scroll design and sewed it on using a yarn needle. I added some lace and just pinned it inside the sleeves and on the collar.

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Lastly, I made these simple foot coverings. These are a very basic flat panel using double crochet with an ankle cuff that wraps around the bottom of the leg. Once complete, I sewed fur through the stitches to give it a paw-like look that can be worn over shoes. (These do not have a written pattern or a video tutorial)

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For the Princess costume, I created the shirt here. This is one of two pieces for the dress ensemble. I added tulle and embellished the outfit with medium sized flower roses that I used in my Floral Dream Crown tutorial.

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The Princess Costume Skirt was the second piece I crocheted for this ensemble. As you will see in the pattern, you can make this as big or as small as you want it to be. This can modified to be made in a variety of princess dresses by changing colors or adding different embellishments.

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Lastly, I added the Enchanted Rose Cape that can be found here as a finishing touch to this princess costume. This cape can also be modified into a poncho or a bridal cape.

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Here are the photos of us together in our costumes! Photos do not lead to any patterns.

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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume

An enormous amount of improvising was done in the creation of this princess dress that I made for my Halloween costume. Nate and I are attending a costume party this year and I was all set to make sure that this was created in time. But boy, did I underestimate how hard it would be to make this ensemble! In the process, I ran out of yarn, I had to frog my work a few times, and actually shed a few tears. The skirt wasn’t as voluminous as I hoped, but you know what, it doesn’t matter anymore! I finished it, and I am getting passed the flaws to appreciate the work that went into making this. Overall, it may not be exactly what I imagined, but once in awhile a project takes on a life of its own and still turns out alright!

This pattern is for the basic dress design. However, you can change color. Add or subtract embellishments or details to customize your own costume. Pick a princess you love and go for it! Whether it be yellow like the one in this tutorial or pink, blue, a blue top with yellow skirt, green. Modifying this for any character can bring your costume to life!

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Click here or click the image below to see the video tutorial and written pattern for the Enchanted Rose Cape.

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Once the shell of the costume was made and the side panels added, I used similar colored tulle to enhance the sides giving the skirt full scallop look. I sewed the tulle in the sides and tucked it in the center then secured the entire piece with a center rose. I used the medium size rose flower from my Floral Dream Crown pattern.

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Using a corset style lace-up, I used ribbon to create a closure for the shirt. Simply tying it down the back creates this look.

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I wrapped tulle around the shoulders of the top and using a couple stitches, I secured it into place. I added another rose in the center bust area to tie in this design with similar details as the skirt.

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I finished the shell of my princess skirt in the photo below. It was still a work in progress as I planned to add details and volume. I had a revelation after trying it on for sizing, that by itself, the shell works nicely for a basic maxi skirt. After trying it on I was like, “I would totally wear the skirt like this!”

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Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make the Princess Skirt:

Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make the Princess Lace-Up Costume Top:

**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)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
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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 full kit of supplies!!**

Lion Brand Yarns Modern Baby (173 yards each skein–10 skeins for Skirt, 2 skeins for top) (2,076 yards total)
I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

NOTES:

-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 8 minutes 14 seconds. The first 8 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any cotton/acrylic/polyester yarn you want to use. As long as it’s a thinner and lighter weight yarn. Having so much yarn can result in a heavy skirt.

-This pattern is written for an adult size, but you can make it any size by chaining more or less. The top doesn’t have any multiple so you can chain as many as you need to in the beginning. The skirt is in a multiple of 14, so you can make your chain as big as you want as long as your count is in the multiple of 14. (I explain all this in the video if that is confusing)

-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this smaller or bigger depending on your tension.

-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial. For the top, I measure it as I go.

-This took me approximately 12 hours to complete fully.

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
DC3TOG: Double Crochet Decrease 3 stitches together
Shell: 5 DC in indicated stitch

Pattern:

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

Skirt:

Row 1: FDC 140 or any multiple of 14 that measures your hip measurement PLUS 6-10 extra inches.

Round 2: Form FDC round into a ring and slip stitch to the beginning FDC. (See video tutorial for visual instructions), ch up 2, DC in first 5 sts, *3 DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * ending with DC3TOG.

Round 3: (See video tutorial for visual instructions at 20 minutes), Do not slip stitch to beginning, DC in first 5 sts, * 3DC in middle DC of 3DC grouping, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, do not slip stitch to beginning.

Continue working in continuous rounds.

Rounds 4-65: * DC in next 5 sts, 3DC in middle DC of 3DC grouping, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, do not slip stitch to beginning.

You can make this as long or short as you want just repeating the continuous pattern. Go onto the next step when when you are satisfied with the length.

Round 66: Skip the next st, sl st into the next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in next st (shell made), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, shell in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Waistband:
Attach yarn on any st around waist. Ch up 4. (Counts as TR), TR in each st around, sl st to ch up 4. Fasten off.
Weave ribbon through the TR’s to tighten waist.

Half Circle Side Panels: Make 6
Ch 4, sl st to 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), 9 DC into ring, turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st across, turn. (20)
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (20)
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (30)
Row 5: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (30)
Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (40)
Row 7: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (40)
Row 8: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (50)
Row 9: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (50)
Row 10: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (60)
Row 11: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (60)
Row 12: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 5 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (70)
Row 13: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (70)
Row 14: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 6 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (80)
Row 15: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 7 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across. (90) Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew panels to sides of skirt using video tutorial as a visual guide.

Top:

Chain 77 (or any amount that measures your chest measurement)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn. (75)
Row 2-30: DC in each st across.
You can continue to make it longer if yours isn’t long enough.
Fasten off when finished.
Weave ribbon down the back (Optional: You could seam up the back by sewing it closed or crocheting it closed)

Straps: Make 2
Row 1: FDC 42 or an amount that measures from the back of your shoulder to the front of the shoulder (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 2, DC across. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to Top
(See video tutorial for location)

Flower: Make 7
There is a video tutorial for this flower that can be found here.
Before making your slip knot, leave a 6-8” tail;

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Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook (first ch 1 sp made). * Ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [2 sc and 1 sl st] in first ch 1 sp, [3sc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 3 ch 1 sps, [3 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 dc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Roll strip into a flower, stitch flower together at base.

Enjoy!!

Why not make the matching Beast set? Below, click the image to take you to its video tutorial and written pattern.

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View the Enchanted Rose Cape here:
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