FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Offbeat Baby Cardigan

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Offbeat Baby Cardigan

Before you know it, sweater weather will be upon us here in the northern hemisphere. I know it is hard to think about it on a balmy summer day, but as we have learned in previous years, time flies. Why not get ahead of the season with some awesome baby wear? I made this Offbeat Baby Cardigan for Nasir, and it turned out so sweet!! Even though it is way too hot to be dressed in this sweater today, my sweet boy still modeled it like a champ!

Using an eclectic mix of thick and thin striping, this mismatched pattern makes a striking cardigan that is a compliment to any baby wardrobe. I made this one using Brava Yarn by WeCrochet (KnitPicks) in the colors Asphalt Heather and Denim. This combo works so nicely for Nas, but it can be done in any combination of color. And don’t worry if the stripes throw you off, you can follow along without changing colors and make this solid or use only the elements you like to make it your own. Be sure to share your photos with me when you finish!!


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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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Asphalt Heather-250 yards, and Denim less than 200 yards)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Buttons
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 days to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

Pattern:

Back Panel:

With Main Color
Ch 47

Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch from hook and across, Ch 2 Turn. (45 sts)

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *FPDC on next st, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC in 1st st, DC in next st, BPDC on next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 2 sts, Ch 2, Turn.

Rows 4-20: Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front Left Panel:

Change colors every 4 rows, working from the bottom up

With Denim
Ch 25

Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch from hook and across, Ch 2, turn. (23 sts)

Rows 2-17: DC in each st across, Ch 2, turn.

(Rows 1-4: Denim, Rows 5-8: Gray, Rows 9-12: Denim, Rows 13-16: Gray, Row 17: Denim)

Row 18: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, Turn. (21)

Rows 19-23: Repeat Row 18 until you have 11 sts left.

(Row 18-20: Denim, Rows 21-23: Gray)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Front Right Panel:

Change colors every row, working from the bottom up

With Gray
Ch 25

Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch from hook and across, Ch 2, turn. (23 sts)

Rows 2-17: DC in each st across, Ch 2, turn.

Row 18: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, Turn. (21)

Rows 19-23: Repeat Row 18 until you have 11 sts left.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Sew shoulders across on front panels to the back panel. Sew up the sides leaving approximately 5 inches for arm holes. (Sew your piece using the whip stitch, sewing it inside out, making sure the Alpine Stitch on the back panel is on the outside when it’s all sewn together)

Arms:

Both are the same, but the color changes are different.

Attach Yarn to armpit section, Ch 2

Rnd 1: Equally DC around the arm hole 30 sts, Sl st to first DC, Turn. (30)

Rnds 2-18: Ch 2 (Does not count as stitch), DC in each st around, Turn. (30)

Rnd 19: Ch 2, [DC2TOG, DC in next 3 sts] 6 times, Turn. (24)

Rnd 20: Ch 2, DC in each st around. Fasten off, Weave in ends.

For the Left Arm, Colors are as follows: Rnds 1-4: Gray, Rnd 5: Denim, Rnd 6: Gray, Rnd 7: Denim, Rnd 8: Gray, Rnd 9: Denim, Rnd 10 Gray, Rnd 11: Denim, Rnd 12: Gray, Rnd 13, Denim, Rnd 14: Gray, Rnd 15: Denim, Rnd 16: Gray, Rnd 17: Denim, Rnd 18: Gray, Rnd 19: Gray, Rnd 20: Gray

For the Right Arm, Colors are as follows: Rnds 1-6: Gray, Rnds 7-10: Denim, Rnds 11-14: Gray, Rnds 15-18: Denim, Rnds 19-20: Gray

Edging:

Attach Gray yarn to center back of neck, Ch 1, SC around entire back, Front, bottom, up the second side, and around the back, Sl st to first SC Do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC around creating button holes on one side of the cardigan (I made my button holes on the right side of the cardigan and I did a Ch 3, Sk 3, then SC in next 6 sts, and did that until I fit 4 button holes, but you can make as many button holes as you want. When you make it back around, Sl st to first SC.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in each st and each ch of a button hole around, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Collar:

Attach Gray Yarn to one side of neck

Row 1: Ch 1, SC in 3 sts, HDC in 5 sts, DC in 27 sts (across back), HDC in 5 sts, SC in 3 sts, Sl st to next st, Ch 1 turn

Row 2-4: Repeat Row 1
Sl st in next st, Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Once I have a video tutorial the edging and collar will make a lot more sense to refer to as a visual instruction. I do not have a video tutorial yet.

Assembly Step:

Sew buttons to opposite side of button holes.
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Summer Fun Sweater

The Summer Fun Sweater is a versatile piece that can be worn as a top or continue making it longer for a tunic top, crochet retro dress, or swimsuit cover up. You can omit sleeves to make a vest or shell as another option. So much in ONE pattern! Check out my video tutorial below and follow along with the written instructions here!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Summer Fun Sweater:

 

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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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Clarity 1080 yards, and Sky 200 yards)
Mighty Stitch by WeCrochet in Sunshine (200 yards)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-The neck hole measures 20 inches around (and it stretches)
-The shoulder is 5 inches sewn
-The sleeve is 24 inches long, but if you do more or less rows you can make them as long as you want.
-The Length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt is 23 inches (but you can make yours longer if you want it to be a tunic style)
-The bust measurement is 40 inches around
-This project goes off measurements, and the front and back panel need to be half of your bust measurement wide. (mine is 20 inches wide because my bust is 40 inches around)
-This piece is made crocheting the front panel, then the back panel, then sewing them together, then adding the sleeves last.
-This took about 3 days for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
Shell: [2DC, Ch 1, 2DC] in specified location

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Summer Fun Sweater

The Summer Fun Sweater is a versatile piece that can be worn as a top or continue making it longer for a tunic top, crochet retro dress, or swimsuit cover up. You can omit sleeves to make a vest or shell as another option. So much in ONE pattern! Check out my pattern below and see the video tutorial here!

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**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!
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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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Clarity 1080 yards, and Sky 200 yards)
Mighty Stitch by WeCrochet in Sunshine (200 yards)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-The neck hole measures 20 inches around (and it stretches)
-The shoulder is 5 inches sewn
-The sleeve is 24 inches long, but if you do more or less rows you can make them as long as you want.
-The Length from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the shirt is 23 inches (but you can make yours longer if you want it to be a tunic style)
-The bust measurement is 40 inches around
-This project goes off measurements, and the front and back panel need to be half of your bust measurement wide. (mine is 20 inches wide because my bust is 40 inches around)
-This piece is made crocheting the front panel, then the back panel, then sewing them together, then adding the sleeves last.
-For the front and back panels, the odd numbered rows are the WS (wrong side or inside of your shirt), the even rows are the RS (right side or outsidee of your shirt)
-When making your sleeves, Sew in ALL ends AS YOU GO, you will thank yourself later.
-This took about 3 days for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
Shell: [2DC, Ch 1, 2DC] in specified location

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Front Panel and Back Panel:

The front and back panel are made exactly the same, just make 2 then sew them together (Watch the video tutorial to learn how to do this)

With Main Color
Ch 75 (or any multiple of 5 that is HALF of your Bust Measurement)

Row 1: Shell in the 6th Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, DC in next Ch, Sk 2 Chs, Shell in next Ch, repeat from * across ending with DC in last ch, Turn. (You want to end this row with one double crochet, if you have extra chains, you can ignore those and sew them in later when we sew our panels together.)

Before going onto Row 2, Mark 2 lines where you want your ribbing lines to be, these should be evenly spaced. See video tutorial at 12 minutes, 20 seconds to see this demonstration. My written instructions are for the pattern I’m demonstrating, but you can understand the idea and do it according to your measurement and stitch count.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, FPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, FPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Shell in ch 1 sp of next Shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to your marked st, BPDC on marked st, **Shell in ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the next marked st, BPDC on marked st, ***Shell in Ch 1 sp of next shell, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, Repeat from *** until the end, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Rows 4-40: repeat Rows 2 and 3 (you can continue this method until you have the shirt as long as you want it to be. I ended on Row 40)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

After both front and back panel are made, Sew them together up the sides (leaving room for arm holes) and across the shoulders (leaving room for a head hole) Be sure that your foundation row is the top of the shirt and your last row is the bottom of the shirt. You want the wavy look to be at the bottom of the shirt, and the shells to be upside down.

Sleeves:

Do this method for BOTH arm holes to make BOTH sleeves.

Round 1: Attach main color (Clarity) to any section of the arm hole (I started at the armpit), Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), Evenly space 70 TR around entire Arm Hole. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) I worked around the ch 3 sps from each row of the body part of the shirt. Sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 2: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 3: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 4: With main color, (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 5: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 6: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 7: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 8: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 9: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 10: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 11: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 12: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 13: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 14: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 15: With main color (Clarity), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 16: Continue with main color Clarity, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 17: With new color (Sunshine), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 18: Continue with same color Sunshine, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 19: With new color (Sky), Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, DO NOT fasten off, Turn.

Rnd 20: Continue with same color Sky, Ch 3, TR in each st around, sl st to first TR, Fasten off.
Be sure you are looking at the OUTSIDE of your sleeve and then attach your main color to any stitch and continue onto Round 21.
Making the cuff
Rnd 21: Ch 1, SC2TOG in each st around. (you will have half the number of sts around plus one extra SC, I had 36 sts around), Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

Rnd 22: Working in BLO, SC2TOG in each st around, sl st to first SC, Ch 1, Do not turn. (18 sts)

Rnds 23-32: working in BLO, SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1, do not turn.

Fasten off main color, attach Sunshine in any st around. Work in BOTH LOOPS
Rnd 33: SC in each st around.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of WeCrochet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the FREE crochet pattern below and the video tutorial linked in this post!

 

 

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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**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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Blanket:

With Aran (main color)
Ch 124 or any even number that you want the width of your blanket to be.

Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Turn.

Rows 3-109: Repeat Row 2

If you want it bigger or smaller, just do an odd number of rows before fastening off.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Surface crochet stripes on every other row, weave in ends as you go. (See video tutorial after 10 minutes into the video and it will show you how to do the surface crochet)

Border:

Attach yarn to a corner of the blanket. (If you are following along with the video tutorial, the border starts at minute 19)
Round 1 of border: Ch 1, SC in same corner, SC in each st and each ch across to next corner, 3 SC in corner, Work down the side working SC in each row down the side and then put 3 SC in the next corner. Do this concept all around, then Sl st to first St.

Round 2 of border: Start in a MIDDLE SC of a corner, Ch 4 (counts as DC, Ch 1 sp), DC in same st, Ch 2, DC in same corner st, Ch 1, DC in same st, *Sk 3 sts, [2DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * until middle SC of corner, in middle Sc of corner, put [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 2, DC, Ch 1, DC], then repeat from * again, all around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the video tutorial on how to make this blanket below, and see the link to the FREE written instructions in this post.

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beautiful blanket:

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

**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
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Nights Cardigan

Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Nights Cardigan

As summer is at it’s peak, it’s hard to imagine that in less than two months the weather will be quite different here in Wisconsin. I love the four seasons, but I am much more of a warm weather girl than one who embraces the cold. For that reason, I try to be prepared for the cold weather by having the warmest wardrobe ready!

Not much will be warmer than the Autumn Nights Chunky Cardi! This lush sweater will blanket you from the cold. It is about as cozy of a sweater that will ever find. The most wonderful part? You can make it yourself!

Using Red Heart Yarn Grande, I was able to design and make this project in less than one day. You can too! Here are my easy to follow instructions for this chunky cardigan along with the video tutorial on how to make one for yourself. Don’t get caught in the cold weather this fall and winter and make yours now!

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

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Grande Yarn in Oatmeal, Teal, Apricot, and Chianti 
I used 10 balls of Oatmeal, 3 balls of Chianti, 3 balls of Apricot, and 2 balls of Teal
Size Q-16mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This is worked as 2 panels sewn together then sleeves separate, and sewn to the vest.
-The measurements for the cardigan I demonstrate in the video tutorial are: 72 inch panels (36 inches (92 cm) in length from shoulder to bottom), Sleeves measure 20 inches (50 cm). You can make as many stitches as you need because this pattern goes off measurements and not stitch counts.
-On the front/back panels, To make this shorter, make less stitches on your foundation row.
-On the Front/Back Panels, To make this longer, make more stitches on  your foundation row.
-On the sleeves, to make them longer, make more stitches on your foundation row.
-To make the cuff longer, add more rows on your sleeve cuff.
-I used 828 Yards of yarn in this project
-I used Red Heart Grande Yarn in this project, but if you cannot access this yarn, go to YARNSUB.com and search “Grande” yarn, and click on Red Heart Yarns Grande. It will list all the yarns that are equal to this yarn so you can find a similar weight yarn if you cannot get Grande.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

Front and Back Panels:
Make 2
(Measure the length from the front of your knees, up around your shoulder, down to the back of your knees. This will be the length of your Foundation Row)

Row 1: With Oatmeal, Foundation Double Crochet 85 (measures 80 inches) (or however many you need to make the length you need), turn, fasten off and change color.

Row 2: With Chianti, Ch 3, DC across, turn. Fasten off and change color.

Row 3: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, DC across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, work in FLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color. DO NOT TURN.

Row 5: Attach Apricot to the Ch 3 stitch, Ch 3, DC across, turn. Fasten off and change color.

Row 6: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, DC across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, Work in FLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color. DO NOT TURN.

Row 8: Attach Teal to the Ch 3 stitch, Ch 3, SC across. Fasten off.

To make larger sizes, add more rows repeating Rows 3, 4, and 5.

Assembly Step:
Sew up half the stitches of Row 8 on each piece. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Sleeves:
Make 2
Measure the length from the end of your shoulder to right above your wrist, This will be the length of your foundation row.

Row 1: With Oatmeal, FDC 18 stitches (measures 15 inches) (or however many you need to make the length you need), turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, Work in BLO, DC across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 3: With Chianti, Ch 3, Working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 4: With Oatmeal, Ch 3, Working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, Work in FLO, DC across, fasten off and change color.

Row 6: With Apricot, Ch 3, working in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 7: Repeat Row 4

Row 8: Repeat Row 5

Row 9: With Teal, Ch 3, work in Both loops of the stitches, DC in each st across. Fasten off.

Assembly step:
Sew first and last rows together.

Cuff:
Attach Oatmeal to one end of the sleeve.
Round 1: Ch 1, Evenly crochet 18 SC around. Sl st to first stitch, change color to Teal.

Round 2: Ch 1, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. Sl st to first stitch, change color back to Oatmeal. (12 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st to first stitch, change color back to Teal. (12)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st to first stitch, Change color back to Oatmeal. (12)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3

Round 6: Repeat Round 4

Round 7: Repeat Round 3
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew sleeves to Cardigan
SC 3 rows across the outer edge of the cardigan. Oatmeal, then Teal, then back to Oatmeal.
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

 

I had the wonderful pleasure of spending a few days with my sweet nephew. On Saturday afternoon, he and I set out to work on creating a character out of his imagination. My nephew chose the colors and the features as well as giving him a name. Meet Fredrick the Misfit Monster! This darling amigurumi was born from the imagination of a very special 4 year old.

 

Frederick is huggable and silly. He has lost most of his teeth but 3, from eating lots of candy that he sneaks at night. He loves adventures, finds mischief and mayhem, yet loves to cuddle. He protects and scares away creatures in the closet and under the bed or behind curtains! He likes to read books and play games on the iPad. Fredrick is a best friend. This is a great project to involve children. They can choose colors and features, as well as giving their very own misfit monster a name and personality! This simple project is sure to delight any child!!

 

 

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

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
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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.
-I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn but you can use any size 4 medium worsted weight yarn.
-You can use a smaller F-3.75mm crochet hook or go up to an H-5.00mm crochet hook. I wouldn’t recommend anything bigger than an H-hook.
-This toy measures 13.5 inches long and 20 inches wide.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Primary Stripes
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Legs: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 4-31: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Arms: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 3-37: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Horns: Make 2 in Royal
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (8)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (9)
Rnd 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (10)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 With Gold
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: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Make 1 in Pumpkin
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Pupil: Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth: With Black
Ch 13
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Teeth: Make 3 in White
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: SC across. (3)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Body: With Glowworm
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 17
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st (the very first stitch of the round–there should already be 1 stitch in there). (34)
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnds 2-25: SC in each st around. (34)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

 

Assembly:
Do not sew body closed before adding the embellishments.
Stuff arms and legs and attach them to the body, then add the mouth, teeth, eyes.
Add stuffing to the body and sew up the top.
Stuff and add the horns.
See video tutorial to learn how to attach your pieces and fasten off.
Weave in all the loose ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Crochet Tutorial: Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Who else is ready for hoodies, bonfires, crisp cool air, hot cocoa, football, and beautiful fall colors? This time of the year brings to mind all things cozy, and that is the premise for my candy corn leg warmers!

These colors always bring to mind the harvest season, Halloween, and cooler days. Today’s tutorial shows how to create these great pair of leg warmers in striped yellow, orange, and white.

Candy Corn Leg Warmers

 

My original pattern developed out of a discovery I made at a thrift shop. While hunting through a basket of vintage jewelry, I stumbled across a pair of wooden maple leaf earrings. I immediately thought these would make great buttons, but what to pair them with?! After careful consideration, I decided to remove the backings and drill some button holes and transform these into an embellishment for these leg warmers!

These are SUPER easy to learn and you can adapt these to any size and any color you’d like! They do not have to be Halloween themed. You can make them one plain color, you can make them team sport colors, you can get as creative as you desire! The video shows how to change color to create this striped effect, but if you wish to continue in a solid tone, just follow the directions without the color changes.

Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your very own leg warmers today!

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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:
Red Heart Super Saver in Orange, Bright Yellow, and White
Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-These are worked from the ankle up. See the end of the video tutorial to learn how to make these smaller or bigger.
-This pattern is worked in rounds, there will be no turning work.

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Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: half double crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet

Ch 25, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring, ch 1
Rnd 1: HDC in each ch around, sl st to beginning hdc, ch 1 (25 sts)
Rnds 2-5: *FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning FPHDC
(after round 5, change to orange) Ch1 (25 sts)
Rnd 6: HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning, ch 1
Rnd 7: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in the rest of the sts around, sl st to beginning, ch 1
Rnds 8-10: Repeat rnd 6
(After round 10, change to White)
Rnds 11-15: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 15, change to Yellow (27 sts)
Rnds 16-20: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 20, change to Orange (28 sts)
Rnds 21-25: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 25, change to White (29 sts)
Rnds 26-30: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 30, change to Yellow (30 sts)
Rnd 31: Repeat round 7 (31 sts)
Rnd 32: Repeat round 7 (32 sts)
Rnd 33: Repeat round 7 (33 sts)
Rnd 34: Repeat round 7 (34 sts)
Rnd 35: Repeat round 7 (35 sts)
change to Orange
Rnd 36: Repeat round 7 (36 sts)
Rnd 37: Repeat round 7 (37 sts)
Rnd 38: Repeat round 7 (38 sts)
Rnd 39: Repeat round 7 (39 sts)
Rnd 40: Repeat round 7 (40 sts)
Change to White
Rnd 41: Repeat round 7 (41 sts)
Rnds 42-45: Repeat Round 2 (41 sts)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

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