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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

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Crochet Tutorial: Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow

In summer, we are surrounded by bright color and full blooms that inspire creativity. My Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow is a menagerie of hues and texture used to create this whimsical cushion. Perfect for a blast of life and color to any room of your home. Change the palette for your decor when you make your very own, or make this as a gift for someone you love!

With interior design leaning toward bohemian inspired decor, this floral accent pillow brings a nice vibe of color to a neutral room. It can offset plain walls of an apartment, and accented with some earthy plants, it can give a fun yet laid back ambiance.

You can toss this pillow on a bed and pair it with some fun throws. It can spruce up a drab bedroom! Don’t want to make a throw pillow? Make more than one of these squares to make a matching blanket!!

The backside of this pillow is a plain solid granny square, you can use that side and make a simple pillow without any floral design, just make 2 of the same square and sew them together and stuff a pillow form inside!

BloomingDaydreams

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own pillow cover:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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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!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Orchid (Dark and Light)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Pool
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aruba Sea
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Spring Green
G-6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
-16 Inch Pillow Form


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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 16 inches, but you can stop at any round to make this smaller, or you can continue on to make it larger just repeating the last few rounds.
-This square is worked from the center outward and then small appliques are made to sew on (the appliques are optional)
-This project used about 600 yards of yarn
-The backside of the pillow was a solid granny square type of square, but you can make rows or any other backing to make yours the way you want.
-You could make a bunch of these squares and make a throw blanket and then make the pillow as a matching set!
-Colors used:
Rnd 1: Coral
Rnd 2: Orchid
Rnd 3: Bright Orchid
Rnd 4: Boysenberry
Rnd 5: Dark Orchid
Rnd 6: Jade
Rnd 7: Jade
Rnd 8: Flamingo
Rnd 9: Pool
Rnd 10: Yellow
Rnd 11: Flamingo
Rnd 12: Egg Blue
Rnds 13-22: Flamingo
Back of Pillow: Egg Blue
Flowers: Center: Yellow Outside: Egg Blue


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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
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 6 DC in same sp, remove hook from last dc, insert hook into 1st dc of grouping, put loop back onto hook, pull through, pull tight, popcorn made
Picot: Ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook (Picot made)
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
3TC Cluster: [YO twice, Insert Hook into sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on the hook

Pattern:

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

Start with Magic Ring or ch 4 or 5 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 15 DC in ring. sl st to beginning ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: In any st, ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same stitch, * Ch 2, sk next st, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorns, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, work a 4 DC in same sp, * sc in popcorn, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning. (8 Shells)

Rnd 4: In any sc, ch 3, 6 DC in same st, *Sc in middle st of shell, 7 DC in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (8 Shells)

Rnd 5: In any SC, ch 1, sc in same st, * Ch 5, sk shell, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. (8 ch 5 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch 5 sp, ch 1, [sc, hdc, 2dc, tc, picot, tc, 2dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 5 sp around. Sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. (8 Pointed Petals)

Rnd 7: Working BEHIND your work, Attach Yarn to sc from Round 4. Ch 6, *BPSC around next sc from Round 4, ch 5, Repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 6. (8 Ch 5 sps) (Optional: Instead of BPSC’s you could just slip stitch)

Rnd 8: In any ch 5 sp: Ch 3, 5 DC in same sp, * [5DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in next sp, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, ending with [5DC, ch 2, 5DC] in last sp, sl st to ch up 3. (60 DC)

Rnd 9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in the corners, sl st to beginning. (19 DC on each side)

Rnd 10: In any corner: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. Repeat around. Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 11:  In any corner, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * DC in next 2 sts, [3TC cluster in skipped st from rnd 9, DC in next st] 10 times. DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 12: In any corner: Ch 2, [HDC, ch 2, 2HDC] In same corner sp, HDC in each st around putting [2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in each corner.

Rnd 13: Repeat round 12

Rnd 14: In any corner: Ch 2, HDC in each st around putting [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in corners

Rnds 15-22: Repeat Round 14, Turn your work each round or every other round so your square doesn’t get wonky! Watch the video tutorial to learn how to turn your work and still work the beginning corner.
You can continue to make the square bigger, or you can fasten off sooner depending on the size you need to make your square.

Fasten off,

Weave in all ends.

Backside of Pillow:
Ch 4 or 5, sl st to beginning to form a ring (you can start with magic ring if you want)

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in ring, ch 2, [3 DC in ring, Ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beg. ch.

Rnd 2: DC in each st putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners.

Repeat Round 2 as many times as you need until your square is big enough. I did a total of 15 Rounds for the back of my pillow.

Fasten off with REALLY LONG TAIL for sewing.
Optional: Crochet your front and back together using single crochet or slip stitches.

Flower: Make 4.

Ch 4, Sl st to beg. to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as DC+Ch 1 sp), [DC, Ch 1] 9 times in ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch up 4. (10 DC/10 ch sps) Fasten off
Rnd 2: In any ch 1 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [2DC, 3 TC, 3 DC] in same sp, *Sl st in next sp, [3 DC, 3TC, 3DC] in next sp, repeat from * around. (5 petals made)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Leaves: Make 8.
Ch 9
sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl St in last ch, ch 2, Sl st in same ch
Work on opposite side of foundation ch: SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in last, Sl st to beginning sc, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew appliques onto front of pillow cover. Sew front and back together but before closing completely, insert pillow form, then sew up the rest.

Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad

Follow this link to make the granny square version of the Blooming Daydreams. A matching blanket with this throw pillow would look great in any home!

bloomingdaydreamssquare

 

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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!

Beach Cover3
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
Beach Cover
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.

Beach Cover1
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!

Beach4
Here, I have paired it over a white dress for a more modest fashion tunic.

Beach Cover2
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this tunic:

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

-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

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!

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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Boy Knickers with Suspenders

As our “All Things Boy” week draws to a close, we end with a pair of Baby Boy Knickers with Suspenders. This tiny pair of pants are sure to bring out many ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ because they are just that cute!

Here they are paired with a little t-shirt onesie.

Knickers

These would look adorable with any pairing!

These are very versatile. You do not have to add the suspenders. You can add a drawstring. You can make these as big or as small as you’d like! I give information for larger sizes in the NOTES section, below.

Knickers
Check out the other videos I filmed this week to complete this whole ensemble!

Click here to view the Instructions for the Infant Pullover Hoodie

Click Here to view the Instructions for the Basket Weave Baby Hat

Click Here to view the Instructions for the Little Gentleman Baby Booties

Baby Outfit
View this video tutorial to learn how to make these little knickers:

**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:
-Caron Simply Soft yarn (50 yards) in Bone
-Bernat Softee Baby Yarn (200 Yards) in Pale Blue
-2 Buttons
-Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size. I do not have stitch counts to make these larger or smaller though. Sorry!!
-To make these bigger, make sure your beginning chain is an even number.
**See this chart for measurements for smaller or larger sizes**
-These pants will fit up to a 6 month old baby
-The Ch 2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch. Sl st to beginning DC of the round to attach.
-DISCLAIMER: THIS GARMENT HAS BUTTONS AND STRAPS. THESE CAN BE CHOKING HAZARDS TO LITTLE INFANTS. PLEASE USE DISCRETION WHEN DECIDING TO ADD THIS FEATURE.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

Waistband:
With Bone:
Ch 60 (or any amount that will measure the waist of the baby you are making this for–also make sure it’s an even number)
Attach to the 1st ch to form a ring and ch up 2.
Rnd 1: DC in each ch around. Sl st to beginning DC. ch 2. (60 dc)

Rnd 2: [FPDC, BPDC] 30 times. Sl st to beginning fpdc. Ch 2. (30 FPDC, 30 BPDC)

Rnd 3: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Flip it around to work on the foundation row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
**You can repeat round 2 to make your waistband however big you want. When your waistband is the desired length, go on to making the Bottom of the Pants.**

Bottom of Pants:
Rnd 1: Attach new color in any st. Ch up 2, DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (60 DC)

Rnd 2-10 (or however many rounds you want to do for your length): DC in each st around, Sl st to beginning DC, Ch 2. (60 DC)

Once your piece is as long as you want, go on to work the first leg.

First leg: Place stitch marker at halfway point (Stitch number 30) See video tutorial for visual instructions
Rnd 1: DC in each of the first 30 sts until you hit the stitch marker. DC in same stitch as the stitch marker, leave the rest of the stitches unworked. Sl st to beginning DC, Ch 2. (30 DC)

Rnd 2-10 (or however many rounds you want to do for your length): DC in each st around, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (30 DC)

After round 10, attach new color
Rnd 11-13: SC in each st around. Sl st to beginning SC. (30 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Second Leg:
Rnd 1: Attach yarn with LONG STRAGLER (used for sewing later–see video tutorial for explanation) to one of the unworked stitches from round 10 of the Bottom of the Pants. DC in each st around, sl st to beginning DC, Ch 2. (30 DC) (See video tutorial for this round.)

Repeat Rounds 2-13 for the First Leg.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Sew the hole between the legs (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Straps: Make 2
Ch 62 (or however many chs you made for your waistband +2)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew straps and buttons to pants. (see video tutorial for visual instructions, and use photos for guide)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: Seasonal Jar Covers

This is a very festive pattern that I made for Halloween. It’s the perfect project to repurpose some used jars and for the ultimate recycler, this is right up your alley. This is not just a Halloween project. It can be changed to fit any holiday or party. It’s great for gift giving too!

These jar covers can be made to fit any size jar. I show in the tutorial how to do that, as well in the written pattern. The versatility of this pattern makes it easy to adapt to any event! Fill the jars with candy, hot cocoa mix, cookie mix, tea bags, coffee, put a candle inside, hide your spare change, store pens/pencils inside, the possibilities are endless!

Jar Cozies
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these Jar Cozies:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Scraps in any color of your choice (I used Bright orange)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Black Felt
-Tacky Glue or Fabric Glue
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Work in continuous rounds
-View video to show how to cut out felt and glue to Jar Cover

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

with Orange, Ch 2
Rnd 1: HDC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: HDC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next st) 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 5: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 6: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: In the BLO, HDC in each st around.
Rnd 8-20
: HDC in each st around
(If your jar is shorter, fasten off at the length that you are satisfied with)
Fasten off, weave in ends.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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Pumpkin Patch
~Nadia