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Free Crochet Pattern: Color Pop Baby Blanket

I wanted to create an unconventional piece for a baby. I have somebody close to me that is having a baby soon and I was inspired to think outside the box with this amazing Color Pop Baby Blanket. Steering away from the “traditional” pastel colors or pinks and blues for gender specifications, I wanted to create something that is gender neutral as the mother and father do not know the baby’s gender.

Using that inspiration and that element of surprise, I wanted to make something that just WOW’s the nursery and the arrival of this new baby. This amazing piece started to form from a small creative idea that I had.

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This bright and colorful blanket combines a variety of stitches to give rich texture with a cheerful *pop* of color in the stripes! I framed the entire piece with a crocheted pom border as well. This border is very reminiscent of the 1970’s trend, but I have added new life to the retro look. It is fabulous!

Not only will this be a great addition to any nursery, but it would serve as a secondary purpose of being a great play throw to have to crawl around on the floor with. There are so many sensory textures.

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In this baby blanket, I used popcorn stitches, granny stitches, double crochets, single crochets, cluster stitches, puff stitches, and treble crochets.  You can even make this blanket bigger to make an afghan or even a full bedspread! Get creative!

You can use any colors you like, so if you know the gender of the baby, you could make this in a variety of hues of one color or make this in one solid color. The possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what you create! This was such a fun project!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to crochet 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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in all different colors
Frosty Green
Lavender
Turqua
Buff
Jade
White
Burgundy
Spring Green
Carrot
Peacock
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can make this blanket any size. Use the Afghan Size Guide in this Blog Post
-The measurements for my blanket came out to be approximately 47 inches X 45 Inches
-You can make this blanket any size by making your beginning chain an even number.
-You can use any colors you want. I used a Worsted Weight, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well.
-This blanket took me approximately 1 month to complete (But I did not work on it continuously)
-You do not have to change color so often, but sewing in those pesky ends is a nightmare. Be sure to sew them in as you go, but if you are not changing color as often as I do in the video tutorial, you can carry your yarn up the rows on the sides because when we make our border, we cover the sides anyway.
-Ch 3/Ch4 at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch unless otherwise specified (See video tutorial for explanation, especially when working treble crochet rows)
-If you do not have the same exact stitch count as me (if you are off by a few stitches, do not worry about it, it is OK, the border will hide any imperfections on the edges)

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
LDC2TOG: Long Double Crochet Decrease (Work a Double Crochet Decrease in the previous row, working around chain space)
PC: Popcorn (4 DC in st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through stitch. Popcorn made)
PS: Puff Stitch: *YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, repeat from * until you have 7 loops on your hook. YO pull through all 7 loops.


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Pattern: Change color every row.

Ch 128
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 3, turn. (127)

Row 2: *PC in next st, ch 1, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (64 DC, 63 PC, 63 Ch 1 sps)

Row 3: SC in each dc and in each ch 1 sp. Do NOT sc in the PC’s, ch 3, turn (127)

Row 4: 2DC in same st as ch up3, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat from * ending with 3 dc in last st, ch 1, turn. (43 groups of dc)

Row 5: sc in same st as ch 1 and in next 2 sts, *LDC2TOG working around ch 1 sp into sts from Row 3, sc in next 2 sts, sk next st, Repeat from * across, ch 4, turn. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) (129 sts)

Row 6: * Sk next st, TR in next st, TR in skipped st (cross stitch made), repeat from * across ending with TR in last st, ch 1, turn. (129 TR)

Row 7: SC across, ch 1, turn. (125 sc–if you end up with 129 sc, that’s okay too!)

Row 8: sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * turn. (43 sc, 42 ch 2 sps)

Row 9: 3 DC in each ch 2 sp (AKA Granny Stitch), skipping sc’s. ch 3, turn. (126 dc)

Row 10: DC in next st, PS in next st (middle st of Granny Stitch), DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ch 3, turn.

Rows 11-40: repeat rows 1-10 (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 41: Repeat Row 9

Row 42: Repeat Row 8

Row 43: Repeat Row 7

Row 44: repeat row 6

Row 45: Repeat Row 3

Row 46: Repeat Row 4

Row 47: Repeat Row 5

Row 48: Repeat Row 2

Row 49: Repeat Row 1

Row 50: Repeat Row 10

Rows 51-79: Repeat Rows 41-50

Fasten off and start border:

BORDER:
Rnd 1: SC around entire blanket putting 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Sl st to beginning and fasten off!

That border is amazing and can be put on any blanket!!

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet

Introducing The Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet. This elfin hat is so enchanting and has the charm of a tiny fairy-tale character. It’s conical shape is perfect for any little sprite. This will fit a baby that is 3-6 Months old. We work off measurements in the video, so you can make this bigger or smaller just by measuring your own. Enjoy!

Pixie Puff Baby Bonnet
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this bonnet:

**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:
-129 yds of Baby By Herrschner’s (Baby Cloudsoft) in PeachyKeen
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You may use any size thread and any size hook to make this. Just know that it will turn out larger or smaller, but this project goes off measurements, so you can use any type of yarn to achieve this look.


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Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: (PS) (YO, Go into directed stitch, YO, Pull through) x5 (you should have 11 loops on your hook) YO and pull through all 11 loops. Puff Made.

Bonnet
Start with Slip Knot with Long tail for sewing later
Ch 21 Loosely
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 2: HDC in 1st st, *PS in next, HDC in next, repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (9 puff stitches made, 11 HDCs made)

Row 3: HDC in 1st 2 sts, *PS in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4-31: Repeat rows 2 & 3 until your piece is 15 Inches (I was able to end at row 31, but you can end on any ODD number Row)

Row 32: Sc across and down the long side of your work (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off

Assembly: Sew up the backside of the bonnet with the beginning long strand of yarn we made when we created our slip knot.

Tie Tassel:
Chain 100, Fasten off, Weave through the bottom edge of bonnet. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all 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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Crochet Tutorial: Ripple Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

Baby blankets are perfect for cuddling, swaddling, napping, and security. They also make the perfect luxurious handmade gift. This video tutorial is of an heirloom vintage inspired baby blanket using the ripple puff stitch. I found this free written pattern online. I followed the pattern pretty close but I added a border around the entire piece. You can find the free pattern here. 

This generously sized super soft cuddly blanket is perfect for any nursery layette and is sure to be a baby or toddler’s favorite. I used one skein of each color of Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn Iced Mint, White, Baby Pink, and Soft Blue. I’m in awe of how pretty this stitch turned out using these colors!

Ripple Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

Ripple Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

Follow along with this video to learn how to make this lovely baby blanket.

A handmade heirloom blanket is a gift that a child will cherish forever. It can be made in a medley of colors or one solid tone. This is adaptable to any type of yarn and you can go up in hook size as well.

Although the video tutorial shows how to make a baby blanket, you can apply the same technique and continue to expand the size by increasing the amount of chains. This pattern is in multiples of 18 (+2), and I explain in the video how to make it bigger.

This will add and elegant touch to any nursery.

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

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“Read me a story,
tuck me in tight,
say a sweet prayer,
and kiss me goodnight…”

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Bobble Stitch Scarf

Bold, Contemporary, High-Impact! These words come to mind with this piece! This chunky bobble stitch fringe scarf is definitely going to make a statement! This is an original pattern. Get ready to bring on the swag!!

This is a unisex scarf and can be made in a variety of colors as well as multiple colors! It is a very cozy scarf to be wrapped up in on a cold day, or just a great fashion statement when you want to add that perfect accessory!

Bobble Stitch Chunky Scarf

Pattern: 

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!and happy hooking!

Materials:
-3 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super Bulky (Size 6) Yarn in Montpelier Peacock
-Size Q hook—Lazy Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

Ch: chain
HDC: half double crochet
Bobble Stitch Explained: Yarn over, go into the next st, Y/O, pull through, Y/O, go back into the stitch, Y/O, pull through, Y/O, go back into the stitch, Y/O pull through, (You should have 7 loops on your hook), Y/O and pull through all 7 loops. Bobble stitch made.

Ch 70

Row 1: Bobble in 3rd ch from hook, *HDC in next 5 sts, bobble in next st, repeat from * across, ending with bobble, 1 HDC. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: HDC in next 3 sts, Bobble st in next st, *HDC in next 5 sts, bobble in next st, repeat from * across, endng with 1 hdc in the last 5 sts. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: HDC in first 2 sts, *Bobble st in next st, 1 HDC in next 5 sts, repeat from * across, ending with Bobble, 1 HDC. Ch 2, turn.

Row4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 3

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Add tassels if you’d like! (See video for visual instructions

***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.”

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Puff Stitch Beard

Beard hats are so silly yet so practical when it is freezing cold outside. These would make great gifts for the holidays! That’s why I’m posting this now, so you can get a head-start on those gifts! You can get very creative by using different colors for beards. I found this beard pattern online at Ashlee Marie for free and thought I’d show how I make one.  She offers a written pattern in different sizes for little children to adults. Be sure to check out her whole blog, it’s awesome!

Beard

Click this link for the free written pattern on Ashlee Marie’s website.

Follow along to this video to see how to create a beard for your hat:

 Materials:

Red Heart Yarn (I used a full skein for medium)

Hook: I-5.5mm

Scissors, Yarn Needle

Also, check out her blog on how to make the beanie hat to go along with your beard!

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~Nadia