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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: 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 Hooded Cowl

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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 Fingerless Gloves

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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 Fingerless Gloves

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This blog covers how to make the hooded cowl scarf. The pattern and video tutorial walks you through step by step how to make this great piece that can be worn in a combination of ways!

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 Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

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Click here to find the pattern for the Warm Waffles Fingerless Gloves

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this hooded cowl:

**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:
Willow Yarns Dappled in the color Electric (4 skeins total)
-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 this one measures 12 inches wide which is 30 centimeters and it is over 6 feet long but you can make it shorter if you’d like.
–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.

Ch 50 or any multiple of 4 +2
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), DC in next, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC in next 3 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC on next st, DC in last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Row 4: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with FPDC on next st, DC on last st. Turn. (48 sts)

Rows 5-142: Repeat rows 3 and 4 as long as you want it to be.
Single crochet around entire piece.

Assembly:
Sew up hood seam and attach both ends (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Make button embellishment

Ch 12
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, Turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in next 3 sts, Ch 1, Sk 2 sts, DC in last 4 sts. Turn. (8 sts and 1 ch 1 sp)
Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in ch 1 sp, DC in next 4 sts. Turn. (10)
Row 4: Ch up 3, DC across. Turn. (10)
Row 5-8: Repeat row 4
Single Crochet around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew on button.
Attach to cowl.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Harlequin Leg Warmers

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Expanding my video tutorial library, I continue to explore designing patterns using the Entrelac Stitch. I have these Harlequin Legwarmers for you to try! These are so much fun to wear! Especially with stiletto heels!

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But don’t just stop there! Perfect for short boots, shoes, or bare feet during your yoga class, these tubular stockings are a sure way to bring up your fashion game!

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Change the colors for your favorite team, monochromatic two tones, or a splash of rainbow, any color combination will work! Think outside the box and use this design for a harlequin costume as well! You will have this stitch mastered in no time and your creativity will be out of this world!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these leg warmers:

**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:

**Click here to get the full supply kit to make these leg warmers!**

Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Aran
Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver Black
-H-5.00mm 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 can adjust the size for measurements.

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
TR: Treble Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
Entrelac Stitch

Pattern:

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

Make 2 

With Aran:
Ch 55 or any multiple of 11
Round 1: Entrelac Stitch Across Chain starting in 2nd ch from hook (See video tutorial for visual instructions), sl st to 1st st, Fasten off (5 Diamonds made)
Round 2: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 3: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 4: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 5: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 6: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 7: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 8: With Black, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off
Round 9: With Aran, Enrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond from the previous round. (See video tutorial for this part), Sl st to first st, Fasten off

Top of cuff: 
With Black
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st (30 sts around)
Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around, sl st to 1st sc. (40 sts around)
Round 3: ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (40 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, [FPDC in next st, DC in next st] around, sl st to FPDC
Round 5-7: Repeat Round 4
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bottom part of cuff:
with Black
Round 1: Triangle Entrelac Stitch around starting at the peak of a diamond, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first st, ch 2 (30 sts around)
Round 2: SC in each st around, sl st to 1st SC. (30 sts)
Round 3: ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC. (40 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, [FPDC in next st, DC in next st] around, sl st to FPDC
Round 5-6: Repeat Round 4
Fasten off, weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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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!
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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:

**Click here to get the kit of supplies to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in 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!!

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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.