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You’ll Deerly Love This Modern Crochet Afghan

Crochet February 7, 2018

If you’ve been perusing the articles on The Craft Chair for a while, you’re aware of how much I love the tutorials and patterns available on the Make & Do Crew website. They’re interesting projects, free patterns, and I think they use crochet in a modern, unique way while still making projects accessible to everyone, from beginners to advanced.

I especially love this “Be A Deer” afghan because it’s a smaller size, so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed with a bedspread afghan, and it’s a pattern that can be used for everyone — babies, kids, even adults. Hunters will love this in earth tones, babies will appreciate it in pastels, and if you’ve got a room that needs a little pizzazz, go all out with the color choices, whether it’s rainbow or ombre.

Of course, if you don’t want adds and do want the instructions for the larger blanket, you can purchase the ad-free PDF of the pattern for $2.50. It comes with two graphs and written instructions, as well as some photos. And if you just want to make a small afghan, the pattern is available for free on their website.

The baby blanket measures 38.5″ by 42.5″, and requires the following materials: 12 balls of yarn (the instructions break it down by color in case you are using multiples, and it recommends using Vanna’s Choice), a size H crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors. If you want to check your gauge prior to beginning, crochet four and a half “tiles” and it should measure four inches.

Besides the corner to corner crochet stitch (there’s a tutorial link included on the pattern page), all you need to know stitch-wise are: single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), skip (sk), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), and right side (RS). If you’re comfortable with all those but haven’t tried corner to corner crochet, I do recommend finding a YouTube video if written instructions aren’t as clear.

A note on the crochet “tiles”: this crochet tile contains 3 chains (ch) and 3 double crochet stitches (dc). When you consult the graph for the afghan, each square counts as one “tile”. It is noted in the pattern that it’s easier to keep track if you cross off each square as you go, starting in the lower left corner. That way you don’t miss stitches and your deer won’t be abnormally shaped. The border stitches, of course, will be looser so the blanket doesn’t stretch or pull.

The end result is a hip, modern afghan that will please a wide range of individuals (if you’re so inclined to give it away), and will allow you to stretch your crochet stitch knowledge. If you like corner to corner crochet, there are more free patterns for afghans available online — check Ravelry or Pinterest.

Does this sound like your new weekend project? You can find the free graph for the small afghan, along with the ad-free row by row instructions and the larger graph in an inexpensive PDF on the Make & Do Crew website. There are also links to tutorials on corner to corner crochet, as well as switching between colors. Scroll through the rest of their projects for more modern crochet inspiration.

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Crochet Snuggie (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

The New Snuggie: Hooded Blankets

Remember when Slankets and Snuggies were a thing? My youngest brother still has one, and wears it quite often. I don’t know that I know anyone else who has one, though, which is sad because they were a brilliant idea (a backwards robe, but hey, they marketed it so well people bought them in droves) and they were more practical than a blanket, especially if you were sick at home watching Netflix on the computer, or if you were settling in for the night with a glass of wine on the couch.

That being said, there’s nothing stopping you from making your own version of the Slanket or Snuggie, and recently people have been creating an alternate to those two options with the hooded blanket. This is even cozier (though less practical), and often they’re made for children, but…I want one for myself. Just think how nice and comfy it would be to get in bed, slip the hood on, and snuggle in for the night. Wrap yourself up in this big blanket and fall asleep imagining you’re being embraced by a soft, fuzzy giant creature. Or, take it on a road trip or to a game and keep yourself warm while everyone wishes they had a hoodie blanket like yours.

Of course, the hooded blanket is best for smaller children who may need to be wrapped up and carried, but I won’t stop you if you make a bigger one for yourself. The free crochet pattern for the hooded blanket that I found was through the Make & Do Crew, who have a pattern available for newborns and 6 months old. It would make a great gift for a new parent or grandparent, especially if you chose colors that matched the nursery, or their favorite sports team, or a soft neutral.

The Make & Do Crew’s pattern calls for two balls of yarn (approximately 980 yards), a size “J” crochet hook, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, scissors, and, if you want to make tassels or pom-poms, you’ll need some cardboard. The yarn suggested is Lion Brand’s Pound of Love and Vanna’s Choice, but of course you can mix and match as long as the yarn weight is the same.

If you’re the sort of person who likes to ensure they have the correct gauge before beginning, you can crochet 3 granny clusters and 3 spaces, which should equal 4 inches horizontally, and 4 granny rows and 3 spaces, which should equal 4 inches vertically. I recommend checking the gauge prior to jumping into the project because the hood will have to be sized just right to ensure that it isn’t too big or too small.

There are no fancy stitches in this pattern — all crocheters should know the following: single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), skip (sk), double crochet (dc), and chain (ch). Even when I was a baby beginner crocheter, I know how to do all of these. If you aren’t familiar with some of these, search YouTube for the specific stitch and there will be plenty of videos to walk you through it.

Once you’ve finished this pattern from The Make & Do Crew, you can post photos of it on Instagram and tag them @TheMakeAndDoCrew or use the hashtags #MakeAndDoCrew and #yarnheroes.

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Crochet Bib (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

Your Little Monster Needs This Adorable Bib

I don’t know that there are ever any kids who enjoy bibs. They’re a necessary evil, and in most cases, kids can’t wait to take them off. But for some reason, we adults view bibs as an adorable accessory while also understanding its purpose as a mess-catcher. There seems to be a miscommunication between the three year olds who just want to make a mess, and the parents who just want to contain the mess, but I believe I’ve found a middle ground that will please everyone: the crocheted Monster Bib.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How practical is a crocheted bib?” Well, if you’re using cotton yarn, it’s easily washable. It will retain more of the mess than a plastic bib, and it won’t feel weird around your kid’s neck (some of us have sensory issues and plastic can make our skin crawl). So, I’d say it’s super practical. Of course, I’d say this is a bib for younger kids (it’s better for liquids like drool, milk, formula, etc.), but you know, if you want to make one for yourself for the next time you’re eating a stack of ribs, go ahead. Everybody needs to let their inner wild thing loose from time to time.

This would also make a great gift for a new parent, along with a copy of a monster-themed book, such as Where The Wild Things Are or The Monster At The End of This Book. You could also include burping cloths, or some clothes with monsters on them. Kids love monsters, and sometimes we adults privately they can be little monsters from time to time (we still love them anyway).

For one monster bib, you’ll need to gather the following materials: yarn (the pattern recommends using the Lion Brand Modern Baby Yarn and some worsted yarn for the details), in two colors for the bib, white and black for the facial embellishments; scissors; a tapestry needle; and a size “H” crochet hook. You’ll also need something to attach the bib together at the back, but you can choose between using velcro or a button closure (velcro is easier but the button closure might be more durable in the long run).

This pattern is pretty accessible to all levels of crocheters, whether you’re just beginning or you’ve been crocheting since you yourself were a little one. The stitches you’ll need to know for making the monster bib include single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), triple crochet (tc), half double crochet (hdc), chain (ch), and single crochet decrease (sc decrease). As ever, if you are unfamiliar with a stitch or need some practice beforehand, visit some YouTube channels or your local fiber shop and get comfortable with the stitch before starting this project.

You’ll make the body of the monster first, adding on teeth and eyes after completing the bib. The end result is an adorable, kid-friendly little monster who will help them keep the mess at a reasonable level while eating or playing with their food.

Does this sound like something you or your child would enjoy? You can find the free pattern at Repeat Crafter Me.

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Tiny Volkswagen (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane In This Tiny Volkswagen

My parents were born in the 1960’s. Unfortunately, neither of them were exposed too much to the cultural shifts at the time because of strict parents, church, and a private school. I’m sad I don’t get to hear stories about their hippie lifestyle or their Volkswagen, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about the ’60’s and wishing I had my own Volkswagen. I have a friend whose lifelong dream as been to own one and go on road trips with her family, and although I can’t buy her a life-size Volkswagen, I’ve been thinking about making her one of these adorable crocheted Volkswagens.

The free crochet pattern comes from Ravelry user “Epsiej”, available as a free PDF download (in English and Dutch). It can also be added to your pattern library if you are already a Ravelry user. If you aren’t one yet, I highly recommend it. There are thousands of patterns for every kind of project imaginable, and I’ve found a lot of high quality free patterns on there. It’s my go to for when I want to browse and get a feel of what I want to make next, and seeing the progress I’ve made and how many patterns I’ve used is encouraging. You can also follow other members to see what they’re up to and when they release new patterns.

I don’t know that the Volkswagen can be labeled “amigurumi” but it does have some similarities in that it is both crocheted and sewn, the pieces have to be assembled, and you stuff it with fiber fill or whatever your preference is for stuffing. That being said, this is one of the easiest projects I’ve seen of this type, partially because of the shape of the Volkswagen. You can also decide to leave off some details or use buttons and shorten the construction process that way. This pattern is a great introduction to amigurumi if you are a beginner, and it is accessible to any level of crocheter.

To make your own tiny Volkswagen, you’ll need the following: a 2.5mm crochet hook, yarn (you’ll need to pick a few different colors, and a yarn that will crochet up well with a 2.5mm crochet hook), a tapestry needle, scissors, and fiber fill (you can also use old scraps of fabric, part of an old pillow, or batting). The only stitches you’ll need to know are single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st), decrease (dec), and chain (ch). Once you’ve gathered all the required materials and looked over the written instructions, you can begin.

There is a little embroidery, and some small pieces to sew on once the main body of the Volkswagen is complete. However, it shouldn’t take that long, and you don’t have to worry about “mirroring” the sides of the Volkswagen. This would make a perfect gift for an old hippie, a young hipster, and everyone who loves road trips. The van would look cute in a nursery or pretty cool on a shelf in a home office.

If you want to add this to your car collection, you can find the free PDF pattern by Espiej on Ravelry.

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Cute Cuffs (Free Crochet Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

Boot Out Boring With These Cute Cuffs

Where I live, boots aren’t just fashionable. They’re also practical, especially when taking part in activities like hiking, horseback riding, and farming or gardening. Not all of these boots are pretty. Some are mostly practical in nature. But if you want to look cute no matter what boots you’re wearing, dress them up with some scalloped boot cuffs. They’re small enough that they don’t take long to make, and you can bust some of your yarn stash by using remnants.

I’ve seen a lot of boot cuffs in my day, and I remember getting my first pair. They were store bought, with little bits of lace and buttons. I appreciated them and wore them often, but I wished they had been thicker and less decorative. I searched through the internet for free crochet boot cuff patterns and found a wealth of projects. However, if you’re like me and have a specific idea in mind, searching can become quite tedious. Therefore I’ve chosen a simple, scalloped boot cuff that anyone (beginner to advanced) can make.

This pattern for Scalloped Boot Cuffs comes from Jenny Dickens, who has provided the pattern as a free PDF download on Ravelry. If you like this pattern, you can check out her other patterns, as well as projects she has completed. I like this feature of Ravelry because you can go down a rabbit hole and come back with an entire library of patterns! They’re also all marked so you know which ones are easy and which ones are more difficult and might be better suited to a more advanced crocheter.

Jenny Dickens’ “Autumn Berry Crochet” pattern for scalloped boot cuffs is great because you can add on and embellish it with whatever you want, such as ribbon, buttons, or lace, and you can make them smaller or larger very easily, just adding or subtracting a few rows. They’re stretchy enough to fit over your pant legs, and tight enough that they won’t get loose and fall down into your boots.

The crochet stitches you’ll need to be familiar with in order to complete this project are single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), back loop only (blo or bk lp), chain (ch), and chain space (ch sp). If you’re not familiar with the back loop only, do go ahead and look up a video tutorial on YouTube, as it can be a bit confusing the first couple of times. However, it’s a common enough stitch that it’s worth learning so you can take on bigger projects.

To make yourself or a friend a pair of these boot cuffs, you’ll need some worsted weight yarn (the pattern recommends using something like Vanna’s Choice), a size “I” crochet hook, a tapestry needle, measuring tape, a pair of scissors, and whatever you want to use to embellish them (if anything). These would make a great stocking stuffer, or favors (for bridesmaids, for example), or to accompany the gift of a new pair of boots. They’re the perfect small accessory that completes an outfit.

Want to add these to your wardrobe? You can find the free pattern by Jenny Dickens on Ravelry.

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Cute Kerchief Top Crochet (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

You’ll Tank Us For This Cute Kerchief Top Find

I’m not typically a summer person. I prefer autumn, when I can bundle up in a sweater and enjoy wearing accessories like beanies, scarves, and gloves. However, over the years I’ve added to the list of what I like about summer. While I dislike the heat, I do enjoy lying in a hammock, attending cookouts, and swimming. All of those things are made better by having something cute and comfy to wear, and I don’t have that many summer clothes. Just a lot of t-shirts. So I decided to find something I could make to wear this summer, and I think I’ve found my new favorite — the Kanata Kerchief Tank Top from Jennifer Ozses.

It’s one of those patterns where the end result is stunning and people gush over how long it must have taken, or how complicated it might have been, and you just smile because you didn’t have to spend weeks or a lot of money to create this beautiful summer top. It’s very simple, requiring four squares and then seaming them together and adding edging. Easy, right? Bonus, the free pattern comes with instructions on how to alter to fit you perfectly, and it doesn’t matter what your gauge is, since you can add or subtract rows to suit your needs.

The stitches you’ll need to know to make the Kanata Kerchief Tank Top are skip (sk), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc). These stitches should be known to all levels of crocheters, and I believe with a little patience and determination, beginner crocheters could take this project on. And whether you like graphs or written instructions, Jennifer has you covered, since the free pattern PDF she wrote contains both.

It does start with a magic circle, so if you’re not familiar with that, you can easily find help online through video tutorials on YouTube. It doesn’t take that long to learn and is a technique used a lot in the crochet world, so it’s a good thing to learn early on if possible.

Once you’ve crocheted four squares, you’ll assemble them and seam them together, thus creating the “kerchief” look. You’ll be adding on straps and embellishments, and then, if you like, you can block the entire tank. It’s optional, so don’t feel pressured if you haven’t blocked something before. If you’d like to learn how to block, go back to YouTube and watch a few people go through the process.

The end result is a sweet, summery tank you can wear to pool parties, nights at the drive-in, cookouts, and more. It would also make a great gift for a teen, or for sisters, cousins, and friends. You can use whatever colors they prefer, and if you want, you can add on to the tank and make it more unique by including buttons, lace, ribbon, sequins, or beads. You can also pair it with a long sleeve tee for cooler weather, or put it on top of a bathing suit when you get out of the pool.

Want to include the Kanata Kerchief Tank in your summer wardrobe? You can access the free PDF pattern from Jennifer Ozses on Ravelry.

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Crochet this Farm Playmat (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

Crop Out Cleanup With This Farm Playmat

When I was a kid, I played with my brother’s toys as much as my own. I really loved their Legos, Playmobil, and cars. At church we even had a road play mat, and we’d race our cars down the roads, twisting and turning as we imagined where these cars were going, and why. It provided us hours of entertainment, and it kept clean up to a minimum, since all we had to do was take our cars and put them back in the box.

We didn’t have our own play mat, but if we had, I would have wanted something like this Farm Playmat from Lion Brand. It’s soft, with plenty of texture, it’s small enough for one child or two (and won’t take up the entire floor), and you can take it on trips for keeping kids occupied in the hotel room or even on the beach. If you make it out of cotton, it’s easily washable, and will withstand many, many hours of play.

The free PDF pattern is available on Lion Brand, which has hundreds of free patterns. If you haven’t signed up with them yet, you can do so via e-mail or Facebook. I’d recommend going ahead and getting an account because you can browse their free patterns, shop, and look up helpful tips all in one place. It doesn’t take long to join and it will save you time in the long run. They even include a list of what you need for a project in case you want to buy it all at once and get started.

If you’re like me, though, you have plenty of yarn already and need something to bust your yarn stash. This Farm Playmat is great for that as you can customize the mat by choosing the child’s favorite colors. You can make a pastel world, or a bright, bold world, or even make everything in varied shades of one color to produce an ombre effect. You can also add fun little touches like buttons, zippers, snaps, and ribbons to encourage even more exploration. Pair this play mat with some stuffed animals, a farmer doll or scarecrow, or some farming equipment such as a tiny tractor and you have a perfect gift for any little kid, no matter their gender.

The finished product measures around 20 inches in diameter, and is marked as “Easy”, which means most crocheters should find this pattern fun and quick to work up. You’ll need bulky yarn (the pattern recommends using brands like Vanna’s Choice and Lion Brand Bonbons), crochet hooks in sizes “G” and “H”, stitch markers, large eye blunt needles, and a pair of scissors. You’ll need to know the crochet stitches chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), half double crochet 2 together (hdc2tog), single crochet 2 together (sc2tog), and slip stitch (sl st). If you aren’t familiar with crocheting two stitches together, the pattern has an explanation of how to do so.

This free PDF pattern also comes with instructions for making farm animals, a barn, and a tractor. Want your own farm? You can find the pattern at Lion Brand.

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Mason Jar Cozies (Free Pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

Showcase Your Hipster Side With These Mason Jar Cozies

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love mason jars. With the introduction of Pinterest, there have been hundreds of ideas swarming around the internet that utilize these containers for things other than their original purpose, housing jams and jellies and pickled vegetables. There are even jokes about how much people love mason jars — I recently heard someone say that the fastest way to summon a witch is to tell her that mason jars are on sale. I use them primarily for food receptacles, from overnight oats to homemade instant soups. I’ll link to some of those recipes down below because once you realize how incredibly versatile they are and how nice it is to have a cover separating the cool or hot glass from your hands, you’re going to want to try it all.

I love making overnight oats (especially since I hate hot oatmeal), which is easy and nutritious. However, the jars become so cold that I’m afraid they’re going to fall through my hands. This is where a a jar cozy comes in handy. The opposite issue I have is that when I’m prepping food right before going somewhere, sometimes the jar becomes too hot and I’m stuck trying to lift it with my sleeves wrapped around my hands or scrounging through the kitchen drawers for hot pads. This is also where a cover comes in handy.

It’s also nice to have a small project like this that can use up yarn remnants. I have about five partially-used yarn skeins that I need to do something with, and I think this project would not only be productive in getting rid of my stash, it will be practical when I need something to cover a mason jar later.

This project can be completed by any level of crocheter, as you can personalize this project to include any stitches you fancy. You can also use any color, and though the pattern recommends using worsted weight yarn, there’s nothing stopping you from using up that bulky you don’t know what to do with, as long as you have the correct size of crochet hook.

To follow the pattern, you’ll need some worsted weight yarn and two sizes of crochet hooks: size “G” and size “H”. You’ll also need to know the following stitches: the magic ring (find a video tutorial on YouTube if you haven’t used this stitch before), skip (sk), slip stitch (sl st), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), and chain (ch). Most, if not all of those, should be familiar to basically every level of crocheter. I personally love the half double crochet stitch as it’s easy to memorize and handle while working on a pattern.

The end result, of course, is a mason jar cozy for yourself or friends or family who love using jars for their cold morning coffee, hot soup, warm leftovers, salad, or pickled vegetables, in a bright array of colors. You can also accessorize them with ribbon (around the top), buttons, and beads.

Hankering after your own mason jar cozy? You can find the free pattern on Knitella. You can also find an overnight oats recipe here, and the instant soups here.

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Puff Stitch Gloves (free pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

These Pretty Puff Stitch Gloves Will Aid Your Winter Glow-Up

I don’t know that there’s a more universally appealing crochet stitch than the puff stitch. It looks great on everything from sweaters to hats to bags to gloves to blankets. It’s versatile, looks great in solid, ombre, or multi-color yarn, and it’s simple enough that most crocheters will be able to pick it up in no time. I remember the first place I saw a puff stitch pattern — it was on Pinterest and I was looking for fingerless gloves. I nearly gasped aloud. The gloves are so pretty with this stitch, and I immediately wanted to know more about what it took to be able to create this stitch.

I’ve used it in several projects since, and have remained in love with how it looks. I’ve used it on blankets and bags, mostly, but this new puff stitch pattern for fingerless gloves might get my creative juices revving enough to start on a pair for myself. Of course, these gloves are very popular, and would make excellent presents for friends and family members alike, especially if their favorite color, favorite team colors, or favorite tones were included. You can also dress them up with sequins, beads, or buttons, and use variegated yarn or handspun yarn with color changes.

To make your own pair of fingerless gloves, you’ll need to gather the following materials: one skein of yarn (the pattern suggests using something like Rengarenk, but any worsted weight yarn will work), a size “H” (5mm) crochet hook, and a pair of scissors. You’ll also need to be comfortable using the following crochet stitches: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), back loop only (blo), slip stitch (sl st), and skip (sk).

The puff stitch is as follows: yarn over (yo), insert crochet hook into stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, and draw the yarn through the remaining loops (there should be two). Basically it looks like you’re crocheting two stitches in the same space. It might take a little getting used to, but for the end result, it’s deceptively easy.

Once you’ve mastered the puff stitch with some practice, you’ll be crocheting the bands of the fingerless gloves flat. Then you’ll join and crochet in the round while making the puffs. This is actually pretty easy and shouldn’t scare off any first-timers or early beginners. Take your time, refer back to whatever helpful written instructions or video tutorials you’ve found, and it will become easier.

The end result is a classic pair of fingerless gloves that you can wear all throughout the fall and winter. You can make several pair, in whatever shades you desire. It is fun to mix it up, so if you want to use some sort of fancy yarn, or embellish the gloves in any way, feel free to do so. The more fun a project is, the more likely you will finish it and want to show it off, which can sometimes result in paid commissions or requests for Christmas presents from friends and family.

If you want to add these fingerless gloves to your accessories, you can find the free pattern at Knitella.

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Become An Ewok With This Scoodie (free pattern)

Crochet February 7, 2018

I remember watching the first Star Wars trilogy when I was five years old. I was instantly mesmerized by Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and all the various creatures and aliens that populated the galaxy. In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, I adored the Ewoks and dreamed of living in the forest with them. They were so cute, and so deadly. Their simple forest life, their use of natural items, and their community appealed to me. I wanted one, or wanted to be one. Unfortunately, I was consigned to being a human, and many years later, I’m still wishing I looked like a teddy bear.

Imagine, then, my delight upon discovering this Yub Nub Scoodie pattern by Kristen Stevenson. It’s a delightful project with many applications. I pictured an entire line of fandom scoodies, from Dobby to 101 Dalmatians to Dumbo. All you have to do is adjust the ears. But first, obviously, you need the Yub Nub Scoodie so you can show off your Star Wars love at the premieres of the new films, or while you’re hosting a re-watch of the first trilogy.

The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry, and once again I want to recommend signing up for an account. Not only can you download hundreds of free patterns, you can store them in your “pattern library” on Ravelry, you can see what other people are making, and you can search through the patterns with plenty of specifics. I’ve been a member for several years now and I’m still discovering patterns I want to try.

The scoodie is worked flat, then seamed up the back. Ears are attached after the main part of the scoodie is complete. For one scoodie, you’ll need to collect the following materials: a size “K” crochet hook, 2 skeins of chunky yarn for the main part of the scoodie, and some yarn for the ears (the pattern suggests using a combination of regular chunky yarn and fuzzy yarn to make the ears more realistic), as well as two buttons and a pair of scissors. If you want to leave the buttons out, you’ll just need some extra yarn or leather for lacing up the scoodie.

This pattern is great for any level of crocheter, including beginners. There are only three stitches to know, all very simple: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc). It would be a great project for a crocheter who has made a few scarves and wants to stretch their crocheting skills.

The Yub Nub Scoodie would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan, and one size fits most. If you’re going to make it for a child, you can of course size the scoodie down. You’ll probably want to keep checking it as you go, just to make sure that it will be the right size for the recipient. Get measurements beforehand, and if you know your gauge, you can do a simple equation and estimate how many stitches you’ll need.

Are you ready to join the Ewok tribe? You can find the free PDF pattern from Kristen Stevenson on Ravelry. Yub Nub!

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