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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
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:
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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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

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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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***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.”
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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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