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Crochet Tutorial: Chain-Link Tunic

Part of Nate’s Halloween costume includes a mesh like vest under Link’s Tunic. As I was creating it, I thought to myself how nice this would be worn on it’s own! You can wear it as the costume piece it was intended for, a vest over a cute top, or as a swimsuit cover-up! This turned out to be better than I expected with more versatility than I could imagine! An easy pattern that is adaptable to all sizes!


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

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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.
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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.
-Your foundation chain for the front and/or back panel should be HALF the measurement of the largest part of your body (Either Hips, Waist, or Bust)
-The shirt I made measures 25 inches long and 18 inches wide (my bust is the largest part around my body, at 36 inches). You can make yours as wide or long as you want.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Gray
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
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:

Back Panel:
Chain 75 or any multiple of 4+3 (See Notes section to know how wide you should make your piece)
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SL ST into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Rows 4-60: Repeat row 3 or continue until you have reached your desired length.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Front Panel:
Chain 75 or the same amount as your Back Panel
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SL ST into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Rows 4-35: Repeat row 3 or continue until you have 25 rows LESS than your back panel.
Do not fasten off, continue with Left Side of V-Neck

Left Side of V-Neck:
Row 36: Ch 5, Sl st in 1st ch 5 sp, *Ch 5, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * until your halfway point. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part), leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn  your work.
Row 37-60: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Fasten off Left side with long strand for sewing.

Right Side of V-Neck:
Attach yarn at center point of V-Neck (Right next to Row 36 of Left Side of V-Neck)
Row 36: *Ch 5, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * until end. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part), turn  your work.
Row 37-60: *Chain 5, SL ST in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Sew front and back panels together using a Whip Stitch on shoulders and up each side leaving room for arm holes.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Spring Sun Mandala Vest

You asked. I answered. I hear you! My Spring Sun Mandala Vest is complete! Yes, this makes me as happy as it will you! This was made with Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa. Can I say I am completely in love with this yarn without making my fiancé jealous? Let’s hope, because I am!

I made this to fit me. I am 5′ 2″ and I generally wear a size Small/Medium. I have given instructions in the Notes Section and in the video tutorial to alter this pattern to make it larger.


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Something you may not know about my work process, is that I design my pieces off camera first, perfect the pattern, fix all the quirks, and get all my mistakes ironed out before filming my final piece in my tutorials. I first designed my Spring Sun Mandala Vest pattern using Caron Cakes in the color Macaron. This was my original prototype for testing the pattern. I filmed the video in the Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombre that I posted above, but if you are interested in seeing how the Cakes work for this piece, this should give you a pretty good idea! No matter what yarn is used, this piece is sure to be a big hit!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Mandala Vest:

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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:

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Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in the color Cocoa
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cafe Latte
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Brooch Pin

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NOTES:

-This project uses 1100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round and to learn how to make this BIGGER
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 43 inches across (112 cm), Arm Holes are 18″ around (46cm), and Shoulders across are 15″ (38cm)
-This project took me approximately 20 hours to complete.
-To make this bigger, you can repeat Round 16 when you get to that point, you can also repeat Round 18 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 26 when you get to that point, you can repeat Round 28 when you get to that point, and you can repeat Round 31 when you get to that point.
-I used 2 full Caron Cakes, but I was unable to finish the last 2 rounds of the pattern, so I would suggest about 3 Caron Cakes to finish the pattern.

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC4TOG: Double Crochet 4 Stitches Together
V-Stitch: [Double Crochet, Chain 2, Double Crochet] in indicated space
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)


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Pattern:

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

Mandala Vest:

Start with Magic Ring or Ch 6, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout), 15 HDC into ring. Sl st to beg ch up 2. (16)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), DC in same st, * CH 2, SK 1 st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. (8 ch 2 sps, 16 sts)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 2, 2 HDC in same sp, *Ch 3, 3 HDC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 2. (24 HDC, 8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in ch 3 sp, * Ch 2, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC. (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Sl st to middle DC of a petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, V-Stitch in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, SC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (8 SC, 16 DC, 24 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 6: In SC, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Sk ch 2 sp, [4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next V-Stitch, Sk ch 2 sp, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 2 sps, 64 DC, 8 SC)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, BPSC around 4 sts, *[2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC around next 9 sts, Repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 8: Ch up 3, DC in next 2 sts, *Ch 2, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 3 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (48 sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st in each st to get to next ch 2 sp before a SC, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch sp, *SC in next SC, 3 SC in next ch sp, SC in next 3 sts, (Working BEHIND ch sp) DC in next 3 sts sk’d from Previous round, SC in next 3 sts on current round, 3 SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 10: Sl st to middle SC that’s in a SC from prev. round (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same st, Ch 3, * [3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in ch 3 sp from Rnd 8, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, SC in next st, Ch 3, Sk 6 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Petals, 8 SC, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 7 SC in middle TR of Petal, Ch 7, SC in next SC, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC if you are changing color. If you are not changing color, End with Ch 3, TR in first SC of round. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 12: In Ch sp, Ch up 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 7, SC in next Ch sp, repeat from * around, end with Ch 3, TR in first SC. (16 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 8, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (16 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 14: Sl st into Ch 8 sp, Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 9 DC in same sp, *10 DC in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (160 DC)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. (160 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC around 1st FPDC, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC. (160 Sts)

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 16 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 17.

Rnd 17: Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-stitches)

Rnd 18: Sl st into V-Stitch, Ch 5, DC in same sp, V-Stitch in each V-Stitch around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. (80 V-Stitches)

Rnd 19-20: Repeat Round 18

Larger Sizes: **Repeat Round 18 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 21.

Rnd 21: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in same sp, *3 DC in next V-Stitch, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (240 sts)

Rnd 22: In gap between 3DC grouping, Ch 1, SC in same gap, Ch 4, Sk 3 sts, SC in next gap, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC. (80 Ch 4 sps)

Rnd 23: Sl st in Ch 4 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 4 sp around, sl st to first SC. (80 petals)

Rnd 24: Start in the middle DC of a petal (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 6 (Counts as DC + Ch 3 Sp), DC in middle DC of next petal, *Ch 3, DC in middle DC of next petal, repeat from * around, Sl st to 3rd Ch of beg. ch 6. (80 DC, 80 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 25: in Ch 3 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 5 DC in same ch sp, * 6 DC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Rnd 26: Ch up 3, DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (480 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 26 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 27.

Rnd 27: Making the Armholes: Ch 3, DC in next 9 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in next 40 sts, Ch 2, FDC 25, Sk 20 sts, DC in the rest of the sts on this round, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: **If you need the armholes to be bigger or smaller, just FDC more or less and skip more or less stitches**

Rnd 28: Ch 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (490 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 28 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger, then go onto the instructions for Round 29.

Rnd 29
: Ch up 3, DC3TOG, *Ch 4, DC4TOG, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg DC3TOG stitch.

Rnd 30: In ch 4 sp: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *5 DC in next Ch 4 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Rnds 31- 35: Ch up 3, DC in Each St around, Sl st to beg ch up 3. (610 sts)

Larger Sizes: Repeat Round 31 for 2-3 more rounds if you need to make this larger.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

You’re probably thinking, “Nadia, You’ve “Cat” to be “Kitten” me right “Meow!”

Wear this with “Cat-titude” and I am “Paws-itive” this Kitty Cat Crochet Poncho is the “Purr-fect” way to start “Feline” “Claw-some”! Happy “Caturday” Everyone! The FREE WRITTEN PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL IS FINALLY HERE!!! Isn’t it “meow-nificent”?


Follow along with this video tutorial to make this poncho:


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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:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!! ***

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Oatmeal (1,090 yards–I bought 3 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Coffee (120 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Perfect Pink (1 yard)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil (to stuff the tail)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses 1,220 yards of yarn. I am making the size Small/Medium. Keep reading to learn how to make this smaller or bigger.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-Your starting chain should be any multiple of 5 (I start with 75, you can start with 65, 75, 85, 95), Round 2 increases 5 stitches evenly. Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 increase by 10 stitches evenly each round. If you need to increase more, you can continue with the established pattern of increases and then go onto the instructions for the front of the poncho and the back of the poncho to create the front slits.
-If you want to make this smaller, stop increasing at any round (maybe round 5 or 6 so you have about 120 sts), then go onto instructions on making the front and back of the poncho.
-TURN YOUR WORK FOR EACH ROW!!!
-If the instructions above 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 poncho are as follows: Tail: 9 inches (22.86 cm), slits in the front: 10 inches around (25.4cm), Shoulder to bottom: 27 inches (68.58cm), Across shoulders: 17 inches (43.18cm), Hood length: 16 inches (40.64cm), Waist: 48 inches around (121.92cm), Hips: 50 inches around (127 cm), Pockets: 4 inches deep (10.16cm)
-Please know you can make this bigger or smaller with very few mathematical changes.

If you need to make this bigger, here is the start of the pattern for a foundation chain of 85.

Ch 85

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (85)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 16 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (90)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

And so on.. I hope this makes sense and you are able to make this poncho. After Round 6, it is the established pattern to increase however big you need the poncho to be. Then you can go on to making the slits.

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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Poncho:

Ch 75 or any amount that is a multiple of 5 (55, 65, 75, 85 etc.)

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (75)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (80)
(if you chained a different amount than me, be sure to calculate your original chain amount + 5, then divide that sum by 5, that will be the amount of stitches you will have between your increases) (If that doesn’t make sense, let me know, send me a message on Facebook)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 7 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (90)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 12 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (140)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 13 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (150)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (160)
Continue with the established increase until your piece is wide enough, then go onto the instructions for round 11.

Rnds 11-25: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC, Turn. (160) (You can end early or continue to make it longer if you wish, continue onto the front of the poncho to make the slits when you are satisfied with the length)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front of Poncho:
Row 26: Mark 60 sts across the front (see video tutorial for other sizes), Attach yarn in first marked st, Ch 3 (counts as st), DC in each st to next marked st, leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn. (60)

Row 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (60) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it longer.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Back of Poncho:
Row 26: Attach yarn to free stitch on Row 25 of poncho, Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (100)

Rows 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (100) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it equal to the front of the poncho.
Do not fasten off, continue onto row 37

Row 37: DC in each st around connecting the Front and Back parts of the poncho, turn. (160) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 38-48: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, turn. (160)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Change color to white
Row 49: Ch 2, DC in each st around. Fasten off. weave in ends. (160)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the top collar of poncho (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch 3 (Counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (74/75 sts)

Row 2-26: Ch 3, DC in each st across. Turn.
Continue working rows until the hood measures 15 inches.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew the top of the hood closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
SC around hood and slits in the front of poncho to clean up edges

Pockets: Make 2
With Main color
Ch 17
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. turn. (15)

Rows 2-7: Ch 3 (counts as st), DC across. Turn. (15)
Continue to SC around 3 sides, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make paw prints before sewing pockets to poncho.

Paw prints:
Toes: Make 8
With dark color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Palm of Paw: Work in BLO, Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew paws to pockets, then sew pockets to poncho.

Ears: Work in BLO, Make 2
With darker color,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 5: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 8-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew ears to hood.

Eyes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Make a fleck with white in the eye for extra detail (See video tutorial)
Sew to hood

Assembly step:
Embroider Mouth and nose to hood

Hood stripes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Ch 17 or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. (15)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to hood

Back Stripes: Make 3
With Dark Color:
Ch 47 (or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch and across. (45)
Fasten off with extra long tail for sewing.
Sew stripes to back of poncho

Tail: Work in BLO
With Main color, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color to Darker Color

Rnds 9-13: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 14-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to darker color

Rnds 19-23: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 24-28: SC in each st around. (18)
Continue if you’d like to make your tail longer. If not, Sl st closed and make button hole in middle (See video tutorial)

Assembly step:
Sew button to bottom of poncho in the back. Attach tail to poncho.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Be sure to sew all your pieces to your poncho and weave in all the ends.

Enjoy!!

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Four Piece Baby Boy Layette Set

You can’t go wrong with this ensemble!! Perfect for any baby on your gift giving list or any special baby event! Change up the colors for a boy or a girl! There’s definitely something to love in this set! These pieces can be made any time of year! Make one or make all four pieces below. Click the links or the photos to be redirected to their written patterns and video tutorials. All crochet patterns in this post are FREE!

Infant Pullover Hoodie
How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

Little Gentleman Baby Booties
Little Gentleman Booties

Basket Weave Baby Hat
Basket Weave Hat

Baby Boy Knickers with Suspenders
Knickers

See below how beautiful all four pieces look together!

Baby Outfit

Crochet Tutorial: Sharp Dressed Man Vest

Over the course of the week, I designed and created this Sharp Dressed Man Vest. This semi-formal fashion piece for men can be paired with a shirt and tie or worn over a plain jersey shirt. A versatile piece that would be perfect for the man in your life. A collection of stitches provide rich texture and great elements of design in this two-toned sweater vest.

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I want to give a special shout out to Nate for waking up early and braving the freezing cold weather to model this piece. He wears it so well! I really go crazy over this Sharp Dressed Man!

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The best thing about this Sharp Dressed Man vest is that with a bit of basic math, the stitch calculations can be adjusted for any size!! From infant to adult this design can be modified for anyone!

Although I didn’t make this design with pockets, adding that detail would be an easy adjustment for an entirely new look.

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

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this vest!!**

Red Heart Yarns Soft in Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns in Mid Blue
(~1,020 Yards of yarn total)

818 yards of Charcoal and 200 yards of Mid Blue
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Buttons
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but this measures 44 inches around and 22 inches long.
-The one I made is 44 inches around, 11 inches on the left and right front panels and 22 inches on the back panel. See video tutorial intro for all measurements.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

 

Back panel

Ch 82 or any even number that measures half of your chest measurement
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from across. ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *SC in next, DC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 3: SC in 1st st, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is as long as you need to fit under the armpit (see video tutorial), Mine is approx. 12 inches long. End on a repeat of Row 3.
When your piece is as long as you need, go on to instructions for Row 40

Row 40: DC2TOG, DC in next, SC in next, Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG over last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (79)

Row 41: SC2TOG, *DC in next, SC, in next, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (77)

**When repeating rows, just be sure to do your decrease in the beginning and end of the rows, be sure to put a SC in a DC stitch, and put a DC in a SC stitch when working across the rows. **

Row 42: Repeat Row 40 (75)

Row 43: Repeat Row 41 (73)

Row 44: Repeat Row 40 (71)

Row 45: Repeat Row 41 (69)

Row 46: Repeat Row 40 (67)

Row 47: Repeat Row 41 (65)

See video tutorial to learn how to make this smaller for other sizes

Row 48: Repeat Row 2 (65)

Row 49: Repeat Row 3

Row 50-65: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Front Right Panel:
Ch 36 or any multiple of 7 + 1
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (35)

Row 2: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (35)

Row 3: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (35)

Rows 4-35: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 12 inches or until you are to the point where you need to decrease around arm. (See video tutorial)

Row 36: HDC2TOG, HDC in next, FPHDC in next, *HDC in next 3, FPHDC on next, Repeat from * Until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. Ch 1, Turn. (33)

Row 37: HDC2TOG, *BPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1 turn. (31)

Row 38: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC on next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across until 5 sts remaining, HDC in next, HDC2TOG, FPHDC on next st, HDC in last st. (29)

Row 39: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, BPHDC on next, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across ending with HDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (27)

Row 40: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (26)

Row 41: HDC2TOG, BPHDC on next st, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC on next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (25)

Row 42: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, HDC2TOG, FPHDC, HDC in last st. Ch 1, Turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, *BPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off weave in ends.

Front Left Panel:
Ch 36 or same as Right Panel
Rows 1-39: Repeat as same as Right Panel

Row 40: HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn. (26)

Row 41: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC on next st, Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (25)

Row 42: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC in next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across, until 4 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC in next 2, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly steps:
Sew all pieces together
See video tutorial for edging

**With Mid Blue for edging:

Sleeves:
Single crochet 4 rows around each sleeve

Edging:
Single crochet across front right panel and around neck and down left side panel, ch 1, turn
Single crochet across, ch 1, turn, Make button holes when you get on the left side panel (See video tutorial),
Make 4 rows in total for single crochet edging.

Bottom edging:
HDC across bottom, ch 1, turn
Row 2: *FPHDC, BPHDC, repeat from * across
Row 3: *BPHDC, FPHDC, repeat from * across
(See video tutorial to add button hole)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 rows total, or more if you want to make this longer.

Assembly step:
Sew buttons to right side panel edging
See video tutorial.

Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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

12 Days of Christmas

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

1. Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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2. Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

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3. Rustic Evergreen Ornament

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4. Holly-Days Booties

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5. Winter Snowman Coasters

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6. Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

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7. Shred the Slopes Hat

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8. Freestyle Fingerless Gloves 

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9. Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

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10. On the Fringe Cushion

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11. Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

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12. Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

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Crochet Tutorial: Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

Show a little holiday cheer by dressing up your pet! This pattern has options for each gender as well as tips on making this darling sweater for any sized fur-baby! Get your pet ready for the holidays by spending a few cozy days snuggled up in their holiday attire in front of the Christmas tree!

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These are my pets, Reuben and Bebe. They “love” their sweaters. LOL I’m kidding, they didn’t last very long in them.
I hope your pet has more fun in their holiday sweaters! Share photos of your fur babies on Facebook!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pet sweater:

**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.


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Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Less than 300 yards) I used Hunter Green and Burgundy
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
4 Buttons
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can use a bigger sized hook to make this sweater bigger.
-You can also chain more to make yours bigger. There is no specific stitch counts for this sweater
-The sweater I made for Bebe measures 25 cm (10 Inches) in Length from neck to bottom fringe
-Measure the neck of your pet and chain an amount that will measure around them
– Measure the length of your pet and chain an amount that will fit the length of their back

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
BLO: Back Loops Only
3DC Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull Through, YO Pull through 2 Loops] 3 Times and then YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook

Pattern:

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

Neck:
Measure your pet’s neck
Chain an amount that is that long
Ch 30
Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
(Optional: Change color every row)
Rnds 2-5: in BLO, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
Make your neck part as long as you want.
Fasten off.

Back of Sweater:
Change color every row (See video tutorial to see how to trail strand along work)
Ch 26 (Or any Multiple of 5+1)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 15 chs, DC in last 5 chs, Turn

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout) Work in BLO, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, SC in last 5 sts. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first 5 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, DC in last 5 sts, Turn

Rows 4-23: Repeat rows 2 and 3 or as long as you need it to be. End on an ODD numbered Row.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Edging:
Row 1: SC along the bottom edge of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Mark 9 free stitches on your neck piece, then sew Back of Sweater to the neck piece of the sweater leaving the 9 sts free for the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of Sweater:
Attach yarn to st on the neck piece (Shown in Video tutorial)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each Free stitch across. (10 sts in total)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, HDC across (10)
Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st (12)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, HDC across (12)
Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (14)
Row 6: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (14)
Row 7: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (16)
Row 8-14: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (16)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach buttons to each side and then button the sides down. If you do not want to use buttons, sew the sides down.

Bow:
Ch 15
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow making a cute bow. Sew to neck part of sweater.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Infant Pullover Hoodie

This infant pullover hoodie is a very versatile piece for any baby layette. This simple, essential part of a baby boy wardrobe can be used in a variety of ways, making it one of the most well used items you will ever create.

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

Whether it is a cool summer night and you need a little cover-up to guard from the chill, or layered on a winter day to feel like they are wrapped up in warmth, this little hoodie can be used all year round. There are not many items which can be that multi-functional.

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie
Using the softest fibers, I have created this basic piece that can be adapted to be gender friendly for a little boy or girl. You can get creative and add your own adaptations of this pattern by putting on a pocket or applique. The sky’s the limit with creativity of this great pullover!

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

How to Crochet an Infant Pullover Hoodie

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

**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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Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
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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:
-Caron Simply Soft yarn (315 Yards) in Bone
-Bernat Softee Baby Yarn (less than 100 yards) in Pale Blue
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size. I do not have the stitch numbers for larger sizes.
-This Sweater will fit a child up to 9-10 months. It is quite stretchy.
-This is made from the neck down, then sleeves, and hood last
-Final dimensions: Length (shoulder to bottom): 12 Inches, Sleeve Length: 10 Inches, Waist: 17 Inches Circumference.
-This can be made longer or shorter by repeating the rounds.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-Stitch: DC, ch 1, DC in same space

Sweater:
With Bone
Ch 50, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Ch up 2
Rnd 1: DC in same ch as ch up 2, DC in next 6 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 9 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 14 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 9 chs, V-Stitch in next ch, DC in next 7 chs. Sl st to beginning dc of the round. Ch 2. (54 DC, 4 Ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (62 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 3: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches.  Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (70 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 4: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (78 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 5: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (86 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 6: DC in each DC, V-Stitch in each ch 1 sp of the V-Stitches. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (94 DC, 4 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 7: DC in each DC until the V-Stitch, Join first and second V-Stitch with DC, DC in each st to the next V-Stitch, Join the next 2 V-Stitches together with a DC, DC in the rest of the stitches to the end. Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (See video tutorial for clarification and visual instructions) (54 DC)

Rnd 8-12: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (Skipping the stitches we skipped for the arm holes) (54 DC)

After round 12, change to Blue

Rnd 13: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Bone

Rnd 14: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Blue

Rnd 15: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Change to Bone

Rnd 16-18: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (54 DC)

Fasten off after round 18.
Weave in ends.

Sleeves:
Attach Main Color yarn under arm where you attached the V-Stitches (See video tutorial at minute 28:53 for visual instructions)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23 DC)
Rnd 2-5: Repeat Round 1 (23)
Change to Blue after round 5
Rnd 6: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Bone
Rnd 7: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Blue
Rnd 8: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Change to Bone
Rnds 9-11: DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning dc of the round, ch 2. (23)
Fasten off after round 11. Weave in ends.
Repeat the same for the 2nd sleeve.

Hood:
Mark 10th st from the left of the V-Stitch on the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: In BLO, Ch up 2, DC in same st, DC in the next 3 sts (in BLO), Now working in BOTH LOOPS, DC in each st to first V-Stitch. DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in each st to next V-Stitch, DC2TOG, DC in the rest of the stitches and work the last 4 sts in the FRONT LOOPS where the first 4 sts where placed. (Again, I recommend viewing the video tutorial for this portion) Ch 2, turn. (50 DC)

Row 2-15: DC in each st across, Ch 2, turn. (50 DC)
Fasten off with Long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Fold hood in half and sew top seam (View video tutorial for visual instructions)
SC around hood with Accent Color (blue). Fasten off, Weave in all ends

Enjoy!

“Good seasons start with good beginnings.” ~Sparky Anderson

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: The Pizzazz Poncho

Do you have a lot of scrap yarn? I am overrun by baskets of scraps left over from previous projects, and I often try to find fun and useful projects to use them.  When you wear this, it will make you spin, dance, and walk with spring in your step, because it is *that* much fun to wear! Here are a few photos of my poncho and how I wore it. I matched it with jeggings and riders with a man’s denim shirt and a matching headscarf.

Pizzazz Poncho
Comfortable and cozy, I am ready to go out on the town for the day! Bold! Colorful! Wild! The Pizzazz Poncho is all that and a bag of chips!!! I made this creation inspired by a photo I saw made by another crochet artist, but I added a bit of my own artistic spin!
Pizzazz Poncho
This Pizzazz Poncho is the perfect project to make good use out of scraps. This colorful poncho is extremely versatile. With it’s array of color and texture you can pair this with any outfit to dress up or dress down.

Pizzazz Poncho

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

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:
-Approx. 1500 Yards of Scrap Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarns)
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
~Watch the video to learn how to make this bigger or smaller. It is a repeat pattern so it should not be too difficult to adapt this pattern to the size you
~Change color every row (You don’t have to, but my video tutorial shows this)

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

Poncho Make 2
Ch 101 (or any odd number)
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn. (100)

Row 2
: Ch 1, DC in each st across, Turn.

Row 3
: Ch 1, SC in first st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st, repeat from * across, finishing with sc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Rows 4: 
Ch 1, DC in first 2 sts, *(DC, Ch 1) in next ch 3 sp. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last ch 3 sp, do not ch 1, dc in last sc on row.  Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ending with 1 sc in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, *Skip next st, DC in next, DC in skipped st, repeat from * across. Turn. (Making criss cross stitches–see video for visual instructions)

Row 7: Ch 1, HDC across. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Ch 1, SC across. Turn.

Row 10: Repeat Row 3

Row 11: Repeat Row 4

Row 12: Repeat Row 5

Row 13: Repeat Row 2

Row 14: Repeat Row 6

Row 15: Repeat Row 7

Row 16: Repeat Row 6

Row 17: Repeat Row 9

Row 18: Repeat Row 3

Row 19: Repeat Row 4

Row 20: Repeat Row 5

Row 21: Repeat Row 2

Row 22: Repeat Row 6

Row 23: Repeat Row 7

Row 24: Repeat Row 6

Row 25: Repeat Row 9

Row 26: Repeat Row 3

Row 27: Repeat Row 4

Row 28: Repeat Row 5

Row 29: Repeat Row 2

Row 30: Repeat Row 6

Row 31: Repeat Row 7

Row 32: Repeat Row 6

Row 33: Repeat Row 9

Row 34: Repeat  Row 3

Row 35: Repeat Row 4

Row 36: Repeat Row 5

Row 37: Repeat Row 2

Row 38: Repeat Row 7

Row 39: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with LONG tail for sewing.

Make another one!

Once you have two pieces made, Watch video tutorial at Time 1:02:40 to learn how to attach the two pieces and go onto making the collar.

Collar:
Working on backside at neckline (It’s best to watch the video tutorial for this part since it’s first worked in rows and then in rounds)
Row 1: SC in 4 sts at the back V neck part. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, SC across and sc into next 2 sts on last row of poncho, Turn.
Row 3-7: Repeat row 2 until you have 15 sts across. Sl st to next st on poncho and fasten off.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn on poncho row on the right side of back of collar *See video for placement* Ch 1, DC2TOG, DC to next Side of Poncho row, DC2TOG, DC in each st to the front V of neck, DC3TOG, DC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the next DC2TOG, SC2TOG at that point, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC2TOG, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, Repeat from * 2 times, ch 3, SC2TOG, **ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from ** until you get to the V of neck, SC3TOG, ***ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *** until you get to the end. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, DC in first st, * DC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 5: (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC2TOG, SC until you get to next side of poncho row, SC2TOG, SC until you get to the front V of neck, SC3TOG, SC in the rest of the sts aroud. Sl st to beginning.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Finishing:
SC around entire bottom of poncho. (See video for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Hexagonal Granny Hooded Cardigan

No matter where you are on this Earth, you will encounter days, weeks, or months of cold weather–the kind of weather that you want to just curl up on the couch with a comfy sweater and a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your preference).

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This Hexagonal Granny Cardigan is that perfect sweater for the cold weather days. It’s like wrapping yourself up in the comfort of your favorite blanket!

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Follow along with this video to make yours today! In this video I make a size small/medium, but I give clear instructions on how to make it bigger or smaller using your measurements.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE OF THIS WRITTEN PATTERN

There are a lot of fun details that go into this cardigan, from pockets, to the hood, to the trim, to the length. A lot of this pattern is creator’s choice. You can make variations for all these details.

If you opt not to add a hood, you can follow along on the hood part, but just do 5-10 rows without sewing it closed. It will give a collar look.

You can put buttons down the whole front. Add toggles as buttons. You can add the pockets, or leave the pockets out. Your color choices are unlimited. I used one wooden button at the neck that I got on Etsy through the shop WoodBeFancy. You should check it out and get your buttons there!!

One of my biggest guidance suggestions is to use a lighter weight yarn. This is a VERY heavy piece, even with the Caron Simply Soft yarn. The bulkier the yarn, the bulkier the sweater. Click here to read about my first prototype where I used the same pattern using Red Heart yarn which is a lot heavier and bulkier.

Overall, using the Red Heart yarn, it looked nice, but I felt like it was WAY too bulky for my body shape, and it is EXTREMELY heavy. That is an absolute personal preference.

I cannot wait to see how creative all of you will be!!

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Go wild with your patterns!! I LOVE IT!

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Written Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad

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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:

**Click here to get the kit of supplies to make this project!**

-7 skeins (Approximately 2200yds) Caron Simply Soft—Pumpkin and Bone (You can basically use any type of yarn for this project) I used 6 skeins of my main color and 1 skein of my contrast color
Size K-6.50mm Crochet hook (you may use any size hook again, this pattern goes off measurements so gauge doesn’t really matter)
-Wooden Button (You can use any type of button, I got mine at WoodBeFancy from Etsy)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Ch: chain
YO: Yarn over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet

Notes:
This pattern is worked by making 2 hexagons first, then sewing the sleeves, then lengthening the cardigan, then sewing the back, then lengthening the sleeves, then making the hood, then doing the finishing touches with the pockets and trim. If my written pattern gets confusing, refer to the video for easy to follow visual instructions.

PATTERN:

Hexagon: Make 2. With Pumpkin

Ch 4

Rnd 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same ch space, repeat from * 4 more times, ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of the round. Ch 3, turn. (6 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 2: 2dc in same corner sp , *3dc, ch2 3dc in next corner, repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at beginning of round. Ch 3, turn. (12 groups of 3 dc, 6 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in same corner sp. *3 dc in sp between double crochet groupings from prev. row until you get to the next corner.  (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next corner. Repeat from * around. End each round with ch 1, sc to ch up 3 at the beginning of round. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat round 3 until one side of the hexagon measures half of your chest measurement. (If your chest measures 40 inches, make sure that each side of the hexagon measures 20 inches) If you make a few extra rounds, no biggie, it will be a little more slouchy of a cardigan. On your very last round, be sure to end it with a ch 2, sl st to ch up 3 at beginning of round, fasten off with a long tail for sewing on both hexagons.

Assembly Step:

Fold each hexagon to an “L” shape by matching up the corners. Be sure the corner you fastened off with is at the top of the sleeve. Sew the sleeves closed  with that extra yarn you cut when you fastened off. (See video for instructions) Do not sew all the way closed, be sure to leave 4-5 dc groupings left unworked. Fasten off. Do this for both sleeves.

Lengthening the cardigan:
Attach yarn to bottom corner of one hexagon, work in rows:
Row 1: ch up 3, 2 more dc in corner sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 3 dc into the corner, ch up 3, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings until you get to the end, 1 dc in last st (see video for visual instruction)

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until you have reached desired length. (I made 20 rows) Repeat this process for the other hexagon as well. To fasten off, make sure to fasten off with a long tail for one hexagon. For the other hexagon, fasten off and weave in end.

Assembly Step:
Use the long tail to sew up the back using a mattress stitch. (Again, see video for instructions on how to mattress stitch)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the front side of the skipped stitches from sewing up the sleeve. Repeat rows 1 & 2 of lengthening the cardigan until your hood is approximately 15 inches long. Fasten off with long tail, fold top in half and sew down the center. (See video for visual instructions) (I Made 20 rows)

Lengthening sleeves:
Attach yarn to underarm side of sleeve, *ch up 3, 2dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp between double crochet groupings, all the way around. Sl st to beginning ch up 3. Repeat from * until sleeves are as long as you want them to be. (I made 15 rounds)

Pockets: Make 2

Round 1: Ch 4. In fourth ch from hook work 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2* twice, 3 dc, ch 1, sc to top of 4th ch

Round 2: Ch 3. In sp formed by sc at end of prev rnd work 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc* in each ch-2 sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Round 3: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in same sp. Work 3 dc in each sp bet 3-dc groups and work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each ch-2 corner sp. Join with ch 1, sc to first ch up 3 of rnd.

Repeat rnd 3 three more times for a total of 6 rounds. Change color to Bone for last 2 rounds if desired. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew pockets to cardigan. (See video on where exactly to place pockets)

Outer edge:
Attach Accent color yarn to bottom corner, work granny stitch (3 dc in each sp) around edge of entire cardigan. Make 2 rounds. (See video for specifics on how to crochet around seams and in corners)

Repeat process for each sleeve. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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Enjoy!

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If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me.

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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Square Cardigan

I have been struggling to make cardigans or a sweater for some time. I have tried different patterns but had difficulty following some of them and creating something that would be worth wearing. I gave up, until I found this!

This week I was experimenting with different patterns and I came across this Granny Square Cocoon pattern from Maria Valles. I knew instantly that I had to make it! It was the perfect design and easy to follow. I’ve made a few of my own modifications, and I used an entirely different color scheme, but that’s the joy of crochet! I added an accent color on the edging to give it a fashion flair.

Here are a few photos of me wearing my finished piece. I added a gemstone brooch as a front enclosure to tie the piece together. I LOVE IT!

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Here is a step by step video tutorial on how I created this lovely cardigan. This is a great addition to any wardrobe! It’s like wrapping up in a blanket on a chilly morning! Grab your crochet hook, a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your thing), and join me making this cocoon sweater!

Supplies:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this cardigan**

Brooch Pin
Red Heart Yarns Buff
Red Heart Yarns Burgundy
Crochet Hook Size L-8.00mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors

To make this smaller or bigger, Measure from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of the buttocks and your Granny Square should be that wide. Then follow along with the rest of the pattern for the outer edge and sleeves.

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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