Beginner Baby Blocks
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Lion Brand® needle art supplies:
Vanna's Choice® Baby yarn, 1 skein each: Berrylicious (A), Aqua (B), Pink Poodle (C) or colors of choice
Vanna's Choice® yarn, 1 skein each: Chocolate (D), Dusty Rose (E), Beige (F) or colors of choice
- Knitting needles, size 7
- Large-eyed blunt needle
- 3/4 yd 45" washable cotton fabric
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Sewing needle and thread
- Sewing pins
Knit squares are assembled over inner blocks. For inner blocks, fabric squares are sewn together and stuffed.
If desired, knit squares can be assembled over foam blocks. For this option, 3 foam blocks are needed, each cut to 6"x6"x6".
GAUGE: Be sure to check your gauge.
18 stitches + 32 rows = 4" in Garter stitch – knit every row.
1. The pattern makes 3 Blocks. Each Block is made from 6 squares, each worked with a different color yarn.
2. Six squares are arranged and sewn together around an inner fabric or foam block, to make each Block.
SQUARE – make 18 – 3 each with A, B, C, D, E and F:
Cast on 27 stitches.
Work in Garter stitch – knit every row, until piece measures 6" from beginning.
Note: If using foam cube as the inner block, disregard the instructions for making an inner block, and proceed to the assembly instructions.
INNER BLOCK – make 3:
From fabric, cut 6 squares, each 6½"x 6½". Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew 4 squares together by hand or machine to make a strip. Seam ends of strip to make a loop for the block sides. Pin, then sew a square to one end of sides. Repeat with remaining square, leaving one edge unseamed for stuffing. Stuff fabric block with fiberfill, then sew remaining edge closed.
Make 3 Blocks using one Square of A, B, C, D, E and F for each Block, as follows:
Sew a strip of 4 Squares, alternating the direction of the rows as follows:
Start with Square A with rows running side to side, turn Square B so rows run up and down and sew to lower edge of Square A. Turn Square C so rows run side to side and sew to Square B. Turn Square D so rows run up and down and sew to Square C. Sew Square D to Square A to make a loop for Block sides. Fit loop around inner fabric or foam block. Pin Square E to one remaining side so rows run in the opposite direction of each joining edge. Sew in place. Repeat on remaining side with Square F. Repeat for all 3 Blocks.
Weave in ends.
Finished size of each Block measures approximately 6"x6"x6"