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Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Are you looking for the perfect project for a baby shower gift? Do you have a new grandchild on the way or are you expecting a new baby? This is the perfect project for you! I designed the Love and Sunshine Baby Blanket as the perfect accessory to any nursery.

It’s an easy pattern using a repeat of Front and Back Post Double Crochet. I have added a touch of accent color in the pattern as well as complimenting it with a lovely picot border to give it some additional design features. This treasured piece will be a huge hit! The Bunches of Hugs  yarn by Red Heart Yarns is the perfect fiber to make it feel luxurious and soft as a cloud. Perfect for cuddling your little one!

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

 

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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 Yarns Bunches of Hugs in Banana
Red Heart Yarns Dreamy in Grey
-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
-This blanket is 36 inches wide and long but you can continue the repeat to make it as big as you want.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side (Back Side)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Picot: Ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch from hook.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, turn.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn.

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: FPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, sl st to 1st FPDC, ch 1, Turn.

Rnds 7-28: [Repeat Rounds 3-6] 5 more times and rounds 3 and 4 another time after that.
If you want your blanket bigger, just repeat rounds 3-6 as many times as you want, but end on a repeat of Round 4 before going onto the next row.

Fasten off Yellow and change color to Grey, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 29: With Grey, Repeat Round 5

Fasten off Grey and change color to Yellow, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 30: With Yellow, Repeat Round 6

(WS) Rnd 31: Repeat Round 3

 

Fasten off Yellow, Turn your work to the front side and attach Grey where you left off.

Border
(RS) Rnd 32: With Grey, ch up 1, SC in same st, *[Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] until corner, SC in last st on side, Ch 3, Sk corner, SC in 1st st on next side, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 33: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *[SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in next ch 3 sp, Sl st in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, ending with [SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in last ch 3 sp, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

 

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Unicorn Slippers

Crochet Tutorial: Unicorn Slippers

“Perhaps the most wondrous of all mystical creatures, the unicorn is a symbol of miracles and enchantment.”

The unicorn gives us the power to believe that anything is possible. These fun and mythical creatures are what fantasies and dreams are made of. This pattern will transform a basic pair of slippers into unicorns that is fun for all ages!

Not looking to make unicorn slippers? Transform yours into other creatures with a few modifications! My video tutorial and FREE written pattern gives instructions on how to make 3 different sizes. I think we all could use some cozy unicorn slippers. Am I right?

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these magical slippers:

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Materials:

**Click here to get the crochet supply kit for this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in Minty, White, Black, Pink
(150 yards/strand of Minty (300 Yards of Minty total), 364 yards/strand of White (700 yards of White total), 5 Yards of Pink, 10 Yards of Black)
Red Heart Baby Econo Yarn in Newborn Prints (**Discontinued**) You can use any variegated yarn (150 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Gleam in Creamy (10 Yards)
G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Poly-fil for stuffing

NOTES:

-The written pattern has sole sizes for Small 5/6 US Women’s Shoe Size, Medium 7/8 US Women’s Shoe Size, and Large 9/10 US Women’s Shoe Size

-The video tutorial ONLY shows the MEDIUM size.

-The sole is made and then the back of the slipper is made and then the front of the slipper and embellishments are made. If you are making smaller or bigger sizes, follow the written pattern for the sole and then watch the video tutorial for help on making the back of the slipper and the front of the slipper.

-The front of the slipper is the same on ALL sizes. The back may be a little different because of the stitch counts.

-This pattern is written for one foot. Be sure to make enough pieces for two feet.

-Depending on how stuffed you want this slipper, you can stuff it as much as you need. The more you stuff, the more your foot will be pushed down into the sole.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Work in the Back Loop Only
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Small (Will fit Size 5/6 US Women’s Shoe Size)

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to first st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to first st.

Round 5: Ch 2, HDC in 1st st, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 25 sts, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, 2 HDC in nexxt st, 1 HDC in next st, SC in 4 sts, HDC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, 1 DC in next 22 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in last sts. Sl st to first st. (73 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (73 sts), turn.

Round 7: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

Medium (Will fit Size 7/8 US Women’s Shoe Size)
Video Tutorial Features this Size

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st.

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, DC in next 23 sts, 2 DC in next 4 sts, DC in next 24 sts, HDC in next st, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (75 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (75 sts), turn.

Round 7: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

Large (Will Fit Size 9/10 US Women’s Shoe Size)

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st.

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, DC in next 23 sts, 2 DC in next 4 sts, DC in next 24 sts, HDC in next st, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (75 sts)

Round 6: Ch 2, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next 2 sts, DC in next 30 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 4 times, DC in next 29 sts, 2 DC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, (If there are sts left, HDC in them), Sl st to first HDC. Sl st to beginning. (83 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (83 sts), turn.

Round 8: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 9: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

For all sizes:

Back of slipper:

(With White and 2 strands of yarn)
Make sure you have 39 sts free in the front of sole
Row 1: Ch up 1, SC across to marked st
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn, SC in each st across.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial for sewing and visual instructions.

Assembly:
Fold inward toward sole, sew along Row 1 of back of slipper making a tunnel. Stuff the tunnel with polyfil and sew open ends closed.

Front of slipper:

Make sure you have 39 sts free on all sizes. With White and 2 strands of yarn

Row 1: Ch 1, SC across to last st, ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 2: SC across. Ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st 14 sts, [DC2TOG] 5 Times, SC in last 15 sts, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 4: SC in 1st 10 sts, [DC2TOG, DC in next st] 4 times, DC2TOG, SC in last 10 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: SC in 1st 8 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: SC in 1st 6 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 7: SC in first 4 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 8: [DC2TOG] 3 times. DC in next st, [DC2TOG] 3 times. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: DC3TOG, DC in next, DC3TOG. Fasten off.

Top Front of slipper:

This piece is worked separately and then sewn onto the slipper.
With 2 strands of white yarn,
Ch 40

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC across. Ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st 14 sts, [DC2TOG] 5 Times, SC in last 15 sts, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 4: SC in 1st 10 sts, [DC2TOG, DC in next st] 4 times, DC2TOG, SC in last 10 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: SC in 1st 8 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: SC in 1st 6 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 7: SC in first 4 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 8: [DC2TOG] 3 times. DC in next st, [DC2TOG] 3 times. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: DC3TOG, DC in next, DC3TOG. Fasten off with very long tail for sewing.

Eyes and Circle under Horn:
Use Red Heart Yarn in Black for the eyes, use Variegated yarn for the circle under the horn.

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sc 2 in each st. sl st to 1st st (12)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. Sl st to 1st st (18)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.

White pupils for the Eyes:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to black portion of eye.

Horn:
In Gleam yarn in Creamy, work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around
Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts (9)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around (9)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts (10)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around (10)
Rnd 9: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 9 sts (11)
Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (11)

Ears: Make 2 in White
Ch 6
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: SC2TOG, SC in next, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 4: SC across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 5: SC3TOG
SC around entire ear. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Cheeks: Make 2 with pink yarn
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.


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Mane:
With Variegated yarn and work in continuous rounds.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and around
Rnd 2-6: SC in each st around.
Rnd 7-9: SL ST in 4 sts, SC in 4 sts
Rnds 10-19: SC in each st around
Rnds 20-22: SL St in 4 sts, SC in 4 sts
Rnds 22-28: SC in each st around
Fasten off with long tail. Stuff it.
Sew to slipper behind eyes/horn.

Assembly step:
Sew all pieces to slipper. Embellish by embroidering the mouth and nose.
Add fringe to the piece behind the horn to make the mane.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.
Sew everything closed after stuffing.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Like these unicorn slippers?? Try the Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Hello, Sunshine Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Hello, Sunshine Granny Square

I created this Hello, Sunshine Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:


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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:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (18 cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 4DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Popcorn: 5DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Picot made.
Long DC: Double crochet in Picot of Petal


Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, *ch 3, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 Popcorn sts, 8 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 3: In any ch 3 sp, Ch up 3, [Beg. Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn]in same sp, *ch 3, [Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts)

Rnd 4: In ch 3 sp between popcorns (see video tutorial for specific placement), ch 1, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sc] in same sp, *ch 2, sk next ch 3 sp, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sc] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to  (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Working in ch sps between petals from round 3, ch up 1, sc in same sp working around ch from round 4, *ch 4, sc in next free ch sp, put ch behind petal, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (see video tutorial for visual instructions on this round) (8 ch 4 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch sp: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), [3DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in same sp, *4DC in next ch sp, [4DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 7: In any st, Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in corners, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: In corner: Ch up 3, *[sk 1st st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st (X-Stitch Made)] 4 times, tack down petal putting X-Stitch through Picot, X-Stitch in the rest of the stitches on the side until the corner. (there should be 9 X-Stitches) on the side. In corners put: 2 DC, Long DC in Picot of petal, tacking it down, 2 more DC in same corner ch sp, repeat from * around. Ending with 2 DC, Long DC in Picot of petal, 1 more DC in same corner, sl st to ch up 3. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Sun-Kissed Crop Top

Crochet Tutorial: Sun-Kissed Crop Top

I’m feelin’ Pretty in Pink with this crop top!!

Every once in a while, I’m inspired by a fashionable clothing piece that I see online or in the store, and I’m struck by the possibility that I could make something like that. Has that ever happened to you?

Recently, I ran across a cute shrug on Pinterest that inspired me for this project. Although the item was knit, I felt I could create something similar using crochet. Best intentions often go astray because this project was more challenging than I anticipated when I sat down to design it in the studio.

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Earlier this year, I purchased a beautiful Peruvian Pima Cotton from Wool and the Gang and had a summer clothing piece in mind when I chose this yarn. They had a sale on their Shiny Happy Cotton in Hot Pink, and when I bought it, I thought it would be cute for a summer top or a handbag. It was my textile of choice when creating this crop top. I was not disappointed. It worked up beautifully, even if the direction I started out in wasn’t where I ended up.

My design took on a life of its own, and in the process, I created this adorable lacy piece that I christened the name “The Sun-Kissed Crop Top” because of it’s openness in its pattern.

This top is perfect for wearing over a sundress, tank top, or it can make any fashion statement that you desire! You can continue to increase the bodice to create a swimsuit cover-up or longer tunic top. Also, please note, the dolman sleeves can be made longer. Below you will find the instructional video with a step-by-step demonstration on how to make your very own! Do you like reading a pattern better?? Scroll down even more to see the written instructions!

I can’t wait to see your designs and color choices! Let’s all get sun-kissed!!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this crop top:

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Pattern:

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Materials:

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-Less than 500 yards of Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton in Hot Pink (I used approximately 380 yards) If you can’t get that, you can get any cotton. Here is a good cotton yarn!!
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (you can use any hook you want to make this but keep in mind,  the larger the hook, the looser the stitch)
Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This pattern is made working 2 panels and sewing them together and then creating the sleeves.
-The video tutorial demonstrates a size Small/Medium but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want.
-To make sleeves longer, just repeat the ribbing pattern until you are satisfied with the length.
-Mine measured 41 inches across (106cm) unstretched and 15 inches long (38cm) unstretched.
-Before making this piece, measure your waist, your neck line, and the length you want to make this so you can mark your stitches for sewing your pieces together.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-The beginning chain length is explained below in the pattern.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

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
Shell: [3DC, Ch 1, 3DC] in same stitch
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Front and back panel: MAKE 2

Chain 99, 111, 123, 135 (if these chain amounts are not long enough, just add 12 chains to your piece until it measures the length you want it to be. Ex: chain 147, 159, 171)

Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 chs, dc in next 5 sts, repeat from * across ending with 3 dc, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc + Ch 2), Sk the first 3 sts, *Shell in the next DC, ch 5, sk 5 dc, repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, dc in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), *5 DC in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, dc in center ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, repeat from * across, ending with ch 3, dc in last st, Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3dc in same st as ch up 3, *ch 5, sk 5 dc, shell in next dc, repeat from * ending with 4dc in last st.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 DC in same st as ch up 3, *Ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in center ch of ch 5 sp, ch 3, 5 DC in ch 1 sp of shell, repeat from * ending with 3 dc in last st.

Rows 6-13: Repeat rows 2-5 twice (You can repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want to make this as long as you want, I just did 2 repeats to make it the length you see in the photos)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Once you have your two panels made, sew them together. Watch the video tutorial at 33 minutes and 15 seconds for measurements and how to make it centered so one sleeve isn’t longer than the other.

Once your pieces are sewn together, you can work on the sleeves:

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to under side of sleeve, ch 3, (counts as dc), DC an odd number around (including ch 3 in this count), I DC’d 28 sts so I had a total of 29 DC’s on this round. Sl st to ch 3 to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, DC2TOG all around, sl st to ch up 3 to join. (14 sts and a ch up 3)
Repeat this round if your sleeve isn’t tight enough around your arm. Then go on to rnd 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3 to join.

Rnd 4-8: Ch 3, FPDC in next st, BPDC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to ch up 3 to join.
Repeat this round as many times as you want to make your sleeve as long as you want.
Fasten off when you are satisfied with the length.
Repeat this step for other sleeve.
Weave in all ends.

Next steps are optional:
SC around neck and waist openings. (see video tutorial at 1 hour 4 minutes for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.” ~Helen Keller

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Beach Swimsuit Cover-Up

Crochet Tutorial: Beach Swimsuit Cover-Up

I braved the chilly temperature to showcase my latest design for summer. My Mesh Beach Swimsuit Cover-up is here just in time to enjoy sand and surf. I would not recommend heading to the beach quite yet if you live in a climate like mine! My toes have finally started to regain feeling! Haha!! Things will be heating up soon!

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Below a closeup photo of the Mesh Beach Swimsuit Cover-up. Made with 100% cotton, this piece can be worn over a swimsuit or as a tunic top. I have paired it over a swimsuit to show you how wonderfully useful this will be for summer at the beach
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I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to being excited for warm weather and fun in the sun! This cover-up was just the right piece to get me in the mood for summertime! This versatile tunic is not only perfect over swimwear, but it makes a nice summer top that can be worn over a sundress or tank top.

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Removing the drawstring belt is optional, to give this piece a new look. The wide boat neck collar is perfect for wearing off the shoulder. Ooh, la, la! Summer, here we come!

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Here, I have paired it over a white dress for a more modest fashion tunic.

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

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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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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:

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-Peaches & Creme 100% Cotton Yarn in Good Earth
-Peaches & Creme 100% Cotton Yarn in Dark Taupe
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Optional: K-6.50mm Crochet Hook for the Waistband chain)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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. I do not have specific stitch counts to make these larger or smaller though. Sorry!!
-To make these bigger, make sure your beginning chain is an even number and a MULTIPLE OF 12 (+2).
-The one I show in the video tutorial will fit a size Medium person and measures 44 Inches around and 26 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 3 at the beginning of the round DOES count as a stitch.
-This project uses 1100 yards of yarn

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Shell: 5 DC in same st

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Pattern:
MAKE 2:
Ch 98 (Or any amount that is a multiple of 12 (+2))

Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across.  Turn. (96)

Row 2: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, *sk 2 sts, 5 DC in next st (shell made), sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ending with sc in last st. Turn. (16 shells, 17 sc)

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as first DC and Ch 2 sp), *Sk 2 sts, DC in middle DC of shell, Ch 2, sk 2 dc, DC in sc, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in last sc. Turn. (33 DC, 32 Ch 2 sps)

Row 4: Ch 3 (Counts as DC) 2 DC in same st as ch, SC in next DC, *Shell in next DC, SC in next DC, Repeat from * across, ending with 3 DC in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 5, *sk 2 sts, DC in sc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, DC in middle DC of shell, Ch 2, repeat from * Ending with DC in last st. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, *Shell in next DC, SC in next DC, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, turn.

Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6 Once (Or as many times as you want, just end your repeat on a row 6 and go onto the next row)

Optional: Change color after row 10

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

Row 12: Ch 5, *DC in next DC, CH 2, repeat from * across Ending with DC in last st.

Rows 13-35: Repeat Row 12 (You can repeat this row until this piece is as long as you want, when your piece is as long as you want, just go on to the next row)

Optional: Change Color after row 35

Row 36: Repeat Row 6

Row 37: Repeat Row 5

Row 38: Repeat Row 4

Row 39: Repeat Row 3

You can keep repeating this pattern to make more shell rows, once you make it as long as you want, you can go onto the next row.

Optional: After row 39, change color

Rows 40-44: Repeat Row 12

You can keep repeating this pattern to make more shell rows, once you make it as long as you want, you can go onto the next row.

Row 45 (LAST ROW): Ch 3, *2DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next DC, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in 3rd ch of ch 5 from prev. row.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing shoulder.

Assembly Step:
After both panels are made, line them up and sew the shoulders, and both sides closed. Use video tutorial for visual instructions. Once it is all sewn up, turn it inside out and enjoy!!

OPTIONAL BELT:
With larger hook,
Ch 150 or any amount to make a belt. Fasten off and weave through tunic. Tie a bow.

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 Red Heart Yarns

 

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