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Four Piece Baby Boy Layette Set

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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!

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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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Free Shawl Pattern Round-Up: Great Ideas for Summer Wraps

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The weather can be unpredictable. It can go from a warm day to a cool evening in a matter of a couple hours! A shawl is always a nice accessory to have on hand when the temperature shifts. Here are some great FREE patterns for crochet wraps! There’s at least one in here that will be sure to catch your eye! Be sure to click the photo or the link to the pattern of any of these wonderful designs. It will take you to its free pattern so you can get started on your next project today!

#1 Chiffon Soiree Shawl by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs made this beautiful shawl. This elegant design is perfect for any special occasion and will add a touch of style to your summer wardrobe! Check this out and be prepared to hear all the ooh’s and ahh’s when you wear this out!

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#2 Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap

Oooh la, la! Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet designed this Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap! It is the perfect wrap for your summer adventure! This beautiful shawl is lightweight and uses Red Heart Yarns Unforgettable. It can be used as a shoulder wrap, but cleverly doubles as a pretty cowl scarf too!

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#3 Summer Shawl

Why not create this Summer Shawl that would be beautiful and the perfect accessory to any outfit. It would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a gift you could make for your bridesmaids, or a hit for anyone on your gift list, any time of the year!

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#4 Unchained Shawl

Jessie at Home has this amazing Unchained Shawl Free Crochet Pattern. If you can make a chain stitch and a single crochet, you can make this wrap! It’s super simple and utilizes the beauty of variegated yarn to create a stunning piece that will make everyone take notice! I sure did! What a lovely piece to be worn in a multitude of ways! One piece, several looks! Can’t go wrong with that!

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#5 Penelope’s Lacy Wrap

Penelope’s Lacy Wrap by Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet is a versatile piece that has several ways for you to wear this one great shawl! Check out her blog to get suggestions on all the ways to wear this lightweight piece and make this in less than a few hours!

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#6 Mobius Shawl Wrap and Hooded Cowl

This Mobius Shawl and Hooded Cowl by Donna from Naztazia has a complex look but definitely not! It’s one of the simplest crochet shawls you will ever make! What a beautiful and unique design for those cool summer nights! Donna has an accompanying video tutorial to go along with this great pattern!

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#7 Penelope’s Flirty Shawl

Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet designed another great piece! This is absolutely beautiful! Penelope’s Flirty Shawl is another piece that can be worn in many ways! Hop on over to her blog to check out this free crochet pattern and get yours started! What a great gift this would be!

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Crochet Tutorial: Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket

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My Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket is a variety of crochet stitches and pieces stitched together to make this luxuriously soft quilt. Perfect for snuggling! Using Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Purple Reign Stripes and Sugar Plum, this piece is the perfect accent for any nursery!

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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 definitely 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 Sugar Plum (4 skeins) (approximately 460 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials Stripes in Purple Reign (4 skeins) (approximately 440 yards)
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Measuring Tape

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 30 inches (76 cm) by 36 inches (92 cm)
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook. Cluster made.

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Bigger Rectangles: 

MAKE 2
Ch 43 or any odd number that is 16 inches (40 cm)
Row 1: Cluster in 4th Ch from hook, *DC in next ch, Cluster in the next ch, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last ch, ch 1, turn. (41 sts)
Row 2: SC in each st across, turn. (41 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Cluster in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (41 sts)
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is 12 inches long, ending on a repeat of Row 3. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

MAKE 2
Ch 48 or any even number that measures the same width as your first piece
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st i next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across ending with HDC in last ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in 1st st, HDC in next, Sl st in next, repeat from * across, ending with Sl st in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: HDC in 1st st, Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last st, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-44: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is 12 inches long, ending on a repeat of Row 3. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Short Strips:
MAKE 2:
Start one with Solid for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Stripes color.
Start the second one with Stripes for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Solid color.
With long tail, make slip knot,
Ch 39 or any amount that measures the length of your bigger rectangle pieces.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (38)
Row 2: SC in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2
Change color
Row 9-16: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is 4 inches wide
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Longer Strips:
MAKE 2:
Start one with Solid for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Stripes color.
Start the second one with Stripes for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Solid color.
With long tail, make slip knot,
Ch 45 or any amount that measures the Width of your bigger rectangle pieces.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (44)
Row 2: SC in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2
Change color
Row 9-16: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is 4 inches wide
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Center Squares:
Make 2 in Solid and Make 2 in Stripes
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 4th ch from hook, Ch 2 [3 DC in same ch, ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 2 sts, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending with corner. Sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all your pieces together using the Whip Stitch Method. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Border:
DC around entire blanket putting 3 DC in corners.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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)
Share your work on Facebook!
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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: Lemons to Lemonade Pillow

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I have always had a “zest” for life, and “lime” so grateful to be able to do what I love. For the past 2 weeks, my creative “juices” have been going in high gear to bring you this series of puns leading up to Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have!! At times, I may have blurred the “limes” between humorous and pushing too far. I’m sure some were a bit “sour” and others made you “peel” with laughter. Today’s pun is no exception. This pillow is “juice” the cutest way to end our series and allows me to “ex-press” how much all this means to me. I do this for YOU! I plan to “wedge” this under me to provide something to “curdle” up with once my procedure and biopsies are over. I’m so lucky to have my “main squeeze” with me during these tests! My life is made up of many “making lemonade” moments. Any way you “slice” it, was a perfect way to bring this series to a close. So, time to “pucker up” and get this procedure done! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Sending you all my love!! I also want to say a special Happy Valentine’s Day to my Nate for taking the day off work to be with me today.

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make the lemon slice:

**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!
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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 Super Saver 
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I used in my video tutorial HERE)
-Felt
-Pillow (Get the same one I used HERE)
Iron On Letters
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Lemon Slice (Make 2)
With White:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 7 (counts as TR + Ch 3 sp), *Sk 1 st, TR in next, Ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch 7. (8 TR, 8 Ch 3 sps) Fasten off, change to Lemon

Rnd 4: Working behind ch 3 sps, in sk’d sts from round 2, Ch up 4 (counts as TR), 3 TR in same st, *ch 1, 4 TR in next sk’d st from round 2. repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 4. (32 TR, 8 ch 1 sps)
Fasten off Yellow, change back to white

Rnd 5: Attach yarn to TR from Rnd 3 and ch 1 sp from Rnd 4. SC 2 Rnds together. *[SC in ch 3 sp and in next TR] 4 times, SC in next TR and ch 1 sp. Repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc, fasten off white. (40 sc around) (See video tutorial for specific locations of stitches)

Rnd 6: In any st around, with Brighter yellow color, ch 1, 2 SC in same st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Iron on letters to pillow first
Then sew lemon slices to pillow using video tutorial as a guide.
Sew on a felt heart (optional)

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Gnome Amigurumi

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I “gnome” that this series is almost done. I hope these have brought some “magic” to your life. I’ve been “toad” that I make up some pretty good ones! I have been “trolling” through some keywords to pun this caption to make sure it’s “elfin'” hilarious. Some have been so funny, I hope no one wet their “plants” reading these! I’m being “fairy” careful to make sure they’re full of fun and “fantasy.” I have “pixie-d” some great projects to make some special Valentine’s ideas to help your love “grow.” This cute Gnome would be perfect for a “garden party” accent!

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

**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 Super Saver 
-E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Polyfil
-Felt
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together

Pattern:

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

Body
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5-12: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 14: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
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Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 17: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hat:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts around. (7)
Rnds 4-14: Repeat Round 3 until you have a total of  18 sts.
Rnds 15-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Stuff nose and sew closed

Arms:
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2-20: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Attach strands of yarn for beard hair and fray yarn out to have frizzy hair.

Enjoy!!