Grids for Kids! Y-Z - Free Crochet Cross Stitch Pattern

Holy cow!  I can't believe I'm saying this, but this is the LAST BLOCK in my Grids for Kids Alphabet series.  This has been such a fun project to make, and seeing my daughter enjoy these makes it all worth the hours of "work".

If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you will have already seen some sneak peeks for this block, but now I am happy to share the final product!  Just seeing this project for the first time?  Here are some helpful links!

Grids for Kids Block A-C: A is for Ant, B is for Bunny, C is for Chipmunk.  This post also contains information about starting the project, finished product sizes, and of course has the pixel graphs for the first block

Grids for Kids Block D-F: D is for Dog (or Deer), E is for Elephant, F is for Fox

Grids for Kids Block G-I: G is for Gecko, H is for Hippo, I is for Inchworm

Grids for Kids Block J-L: J is for Jellyfish, K is for Koala, L is for Lion

Grids for Kids Block M-O: M is for Monkey, N is for Narwhal, O is for Owl

Grids for Kids Block P-R: P is for Penguin, Q is for Quetzal, R is for Raccoon

Grids for Kids Block S-U: S is for Sheep, T is for Turtle, U is for Unicorn

Grids for Kids Block V-X: V is for Vampire Bat, W is for Whale, X is for X-ray Tetra

Grids for Kids Block Y-Z: This post

Crochet Cross Stitch Video Tutorial: I have also made a quick video tutorial on how I cross stitch on crochet.  I hope you find it helpful!

Assembling a Crochet Block Video Tutorial: This video shows you how I have been assembling my blocks.  It is a method that can be used with any size of project!

The alphabet has an unfortunate number of letters for this project-I just needed one more letter!  For the extra squares I considered all sorts of options: my daughters name, writing "love mama", shapes, etc.  In the end I decided to keep it simple and relevant with some numbers.  I have SO enjoyed this project and I hope that you have too!  I have heard so many great ideas for the uses of these picture grids, and I would love to see your projects!  Please share them on my Facebook page, tag me in them on Instagram with #leftinknots, or email them to my directly at

Y is for Yak

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Z is for Zebra

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You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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