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Four Piece Mini Square Baby Layette Set

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This is a great ensemble for any newborn to 6 month baby layette. It is an absolute dream to make! This set is such a lovely gift for a baby shower! 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!

Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Infant Hat
Baby Hat
Mini Square Baby Shoes
Baby Booties
Mini Square Bunny Lovey
Bunny Lovey

See below how beautiful all four pieces look together!

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Crochet Tutorial: All Year Round Poncho

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The All-Year-Round Poncho is one of the only fun fashion pieces you will need for any season! Simple, yet versatile, this great tunic style poncho can be worn in a number of ways. Paired with a variety of accessories, you can change the entire look! Can’t get much better than that! Made with the right type of yarn, it would also be a great swimsuit cover-up or can be worn over a sundress!!

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You could add pockets for a different look! For a more formal look, pair this with wide leg pants or a skirt and a dark top. For a Boho look, you could wear a long necklace, rider boots, a crossbody bag and a nice scarf. This is such a fun style to play around with for any time of the year!!

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

**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:
-Red Heart Yarns Treasure in color Floral (620 Yards of yarn total)
-Size 12mm crochet hook
-Wooden Beads
-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.
-You can chain more or less on your foundation chain, there is no multiple in this project.
-MEASURE: From your navel to your side for the measurement of your panel. (See video tutorial intro for more details on how to make this bigger)
-The one I show in the video tutorial will fit a size Medium person and measures 48 Inches around and 25 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 1 at the beginning of the row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
-One panel measures 12 inches wide and 48 inches long, but you can make yours as wide and long as you want it to be by just chaining more in your foundation row and continuing rows to make this longer.

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

Pattern:
MAKE 2
Ch 21 or any number that measures from your navel to your side.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
Row 2-106: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (20)
You can continue rows to make this longer.
SC around entire panel.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
After both panels are made, line them up and (whip-stitch) sew front seam and back seam. Sew sides up as well. Use video tutorial for visual instructions. Once it is all sewn up, add fringe to the bottom and tie on beads.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: Woven Dreams Baby Blanket

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This “Woven Dreams Baby Blanket” is my latest design using the newest addition of Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Jungle Stripes and Minty. This fabulous fiber has a thick plush texture and works up beautifully to create this stunning piece!

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This yarn is so soft and plush. It’s perfect for making baby blankets. You can continue this pattern to make this blanket larger. I pieced this blanket together with 7 inch squares using front-post and back-post stitches to create a woven look which is a little different than the well-known basket weave stitch. I made a checkerboard design using alternating yarns. I bordered this blanket with a criss-cross stitch.

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Minty (4 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials Stripes in Jungle Stripes (4 skeins)
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-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 will need 964 Yards of yarn for this whole project. (4 skeins of each color)
-My blanket is 36 inches (92 cm)
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

MAKE 5 squares in Minty and 4 squares in Jungle Stripes

Square:

Ch 23 (or any multiple of 3 +2)
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across (21 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (Does NOT count as a stitch here and throughout) FPDC on first 3 sts, *BPDC on next 3 sts, FPDC on next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC, turn. (21 sts)
Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2
Single crochet around the entire square (See video tutorial for specific locations to put stitches)
Fasten off.

Assembly Step:
Sew all 9 pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew your squares together)

Border:

Start in a corner (middle sc)
Round 1: SC in each st around putting 3 sc in middle sc’s of the corners, Sl st to beg. sc.
Round 2: Starting in a middle SC of a corner, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same st, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * until middle sc of next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, repeat around.
IF your stitches do not line up, see video tutorial for a little tip (*wink wink*)
Round 3: In any corner ch sp: Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *[sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st] across until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.
Round 4-10: Repeat round 3 changing color every 3 rounds.
Continue working rounds until your blanket is as large as you want it to be.
Reverse single crochet around the entire piece to clean up edge. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

A Treasured Heirloom

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I received this incredible gift this past weekend from my mom’s cousin, Janez. This blanket was crocheted by my maternal great-grandmother, Rose. I never knew my great-grandmother, so to have a piece of her work knowing we share this bond and love of crochet, leaves me humbled and speechless. Here is a photo of my great-grandmother, Rose in her later years.

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There are no words to describe how much this means to me. Thank you, thank you, Janez. I love this so much!

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I was told several times how my great-grandmother loved to crochet. Many conversations with my mom revolved around the fact that I must have inherited some of my talents from her. Until I received this gift, did it really hit me that I actually did share this with her. Even though I never knew her, it gave me chills to know that part of her lives on in me.

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Having never known her, this gift opened up a discussion about my great grandmother on things I never knew. My mom and her cousin shared photos with me. I was able to see her wedding photos and photos of her youth.

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I heard she had crocheted her entire life. That was something she truly enjoyed. Everyone received homemade gifts from her for Christmas and other holidays.

This piece is incredible

First off, I am going to guess the age of this blanket is approximately 40 years old. Upon examining it, I could not identify the exact fiber, but I believe that it is an acrylic blend fiber that is very heavy! The workmanship is impeccable and her squares are perfect. She didn’t turn her work and she slip-stitched the squares together to form the blanket. Each square measures 8 inches and overall, the dimensions are 40 inches X 56 inches. Her granny squares are on point!! After 365 Days of creating granny squares, I feel like I’ve come full circle receiving this granny square blanket that is so special!!

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Not only did I spend time learning to read her techniques through her stitches, but knowing that she spent time lovingly constructing this with her own hands was pretty incredible.

It is a treasure that I plan to keep for a lifetime.

Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most. I can never express how much Janez’s gift means to me. There are no words that relay the magnitude of how special this is.

“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Warm Waffles Handwarmers

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I’m about to heat things up with my Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl and Handwarmers Set!! Using the Waffle Stitch, I designed this great two-piece combo that will keep you nice and cozy from the cold weather!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Whether you are in a subzero climate or in an area with the occasional cold day, this set is perfect for anyone, anywhere. This light weight but warm set is the perfect combination for everyone. It makes a great gift.

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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This blog covers how to make the handwarmers. The pattern and video tutorial walks you through step by step how to make these long fingerless gloves that allow freedom to use your hands while still keeping you nice and toasty!

Not only is this a practical set that will see a lot of use, it is very fashionable too!!

Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Hooded Cowl

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these fingerless gloves:

**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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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:
Willow Yarns Dappled in the color Electric (1 skein 218 yards)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-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 these measure 13 inches long and 10 inches around (stretched)
-Since this is a repeat pattern, and it is in the multiple of 4, you can pretty much create this same design with any yarn. I give tips and tricks on how to do so in the intro of both video tutorials. You can use any worsted weight or double knitting yarn. Feel free to use any type of fiber you’d like.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

MAKE 2

Ch 30 or any multiple of 4 +2
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last 2 sts. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 3: (Wrong Side) Ch up 3, FPDC on next st, *DC in next st, FPDC on next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (28 sts)

Row 4: (Right Side) Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last 2 sts. Turn. (28 sts)

Rows 5-30: Repeat rows 3 and 4 as long as you want it to be.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing up the seam.

Assembly:
Sew up seam and make thumb hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Thumb Hole:
Attach yarn around thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC 8 sts evenly around thumb hole, sl st to 1st sc, ch up 1 (8)
Rnd 2-5: SC around, sl st to 1st sc, ch up 1 (8)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Let Your Buns Out Hat

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You asked and I answered. I’ve decided to join the group of designers who have been trending this hot item. I made my own version of the messy bun hat! Here’s the “Let Your Buns Out Hat!” Show love to my momma for being my messy bun hat model! Yes, that’s MY MOM! I typically model my finished items, but I cover my hair so I was lucky enough to have my mom model my item for me.

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I went ice skating and saw someone wear a hat that was not crocheted, but it had different textures and sections with a brim. That was my inspiration for this design. I created 3 sections, each with different stitching, I crocheted around a hair tie elastic to make an opening for a messy bun. This whole project took me 2 hours to complete. The notes section below shares information on how to make different sizes.

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

**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)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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:
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Colors: Gold, Aran, Coffee, and Redwood
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Hair Tie Elastics
-Yarn Needle
-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
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 6.5 inches from top to bottom
-We are making all the pieces separate and crocheting them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.

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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

 

Make 2 sections of each
See video tutorial to see where each section goes.

Section 1: With Aran
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-19: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (10 HDC)
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Section 2: With Gold
Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in each st across. (10 DC)
Rows 3-15: Ch up 3, FPDC in each st until the last st, DC in last st. (10 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Section 3:
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Row 1: Ch up 1, 10 SC around Elastic, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 2-12:
Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), [Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC in last st, turn.
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Repeat Sections 1, 2 and 3 so you have a total of 6 Sections (60 stitches total)

Assembly:
With Coffee: Single crochet all sides together. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Single Crochet around bottom edge of hat to blend all sections together. Again, see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Brim: (Optional)
With Coffee
Mark the 1st and last st across 3 sections (30 stitches) (See video tutorial)
Starting at the one furthest to the right, attach yarn and ch up 1
Row 1: [1 sc in st, 2 sc in next st] 13 times (you may have to do this 15 times, that’s okay!) ch 1, turn. (45 sc)
Rows 2:
sc in each st across. Sl st in next free stitch on hat, ch 1, turn
Row 3-5:
Sk sl st, sc across, sl st in next free st on hat, ch 1, turn
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Inner Peace Blanket

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Inner peace (or peace of mind or inner calmness) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.”

Finding inner peace is not always easy. Oftentimes, we find ourselves at a crossroads of choices that we need to make to find that path to peacefulness. That is the inspiration for this fourth blanket in our series of charity blankets that I have made using squares from the 365 Days of Granny Squares.

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It has only been a few days since we have completed the year of granny squares project, yet, the squares have piled up in stacks in my craft room over the past 12 months. All of these squares will find their way to those in need. This beautiful blanket I just completed will be sent to Project Linus. You can read about this organization here.

Each square was chosen from our vast collection of squares, and I placed them in a frame with an ‘X’ leading to a center PEACE SIGN square. The name and definition makes this very appropriate to send to this charity organization.

I made rows of double crochet in strips and attached each square, then attached the strips using the single crochet method. I did a simple border using double crochet as well. This blanket was a lot of fun to make!

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I have spent many, many months in the hospital over the past 9 years. Sometimes, spending more days in the year in the hospital than out. One of the most comforting things I brought from home was my homemade blankets. Snuggling up with that warm piece of home in an otherwise clinical, and sometimes miserable environment, can make all the difference to someone who needs every comfort they can find. I hope this blanket can bring that to someone special and provide a tiny bit of peace at a difficult time. So much love goes into my creations when I make them. It’s my way of putting good out into the world one stitch, one granny square, at a time!

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If you are interested in seeing my other projects, check out the links above the video in this blog.

Below is a list of the squares used in this project:
You can click each number and it will take you to its video tutorial

Number 216
Number 86
Number 62
Number 144
Number 221
Number 205
Number 238
Number 243
Number 71
Number 124
Number 255
Number 102
Number 203
Number 119
Number 126
Number 193
Number 187
Number 183
Number 222
Number 26
Number 102
Number 134
Number 236
Number 18
Number 247
Number 153
Number 202
Number 120
Number 199
Number 215
Number 207
Number 132
Number 117
Number 161
Number 108
Number 155
Number 201

To see all 365 Days of Granny Squares click here.