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Crochet Baby Block!



How would you like to learn to make this cute Baby Block??  It's not very hard to make and cost less than a skein of yarn! I made this with left over yarn that is no longer being sold. I used a novelty yarn and a strand of Loops and Thread 4 ply so my stitches were easy to see! This project is a great way to tryout novelty yarn!  This project is dedicated to my co-workers grandson who is battling Osteogenesis Imperfecta ( Brittle Bone Disease)!. It's super soft and easy for all babies and toddlers to play with! Try making enough blocks to spell out a little ones name, numbers, the whole alphabet, the sky is the limit. You can also to holiday themed table center pieces. Let your inner chiq shine! Don't forget to share your ideas and photos! Okay now lets get onto HOW we make these!


First lets discuss what you will need:


Yarn: this is cute with baby yarn, novelty yarn ( washable only, babies can be very messy) or any washable 4ply. I would stay away from your thicker yarns so you don't have big holes!


Hook: I use the size below that the yarn calls for. But adjust according to how tight or loose you crochet.


Stuffing: I stuffed mine with old yarn of around the same hue, you can also use fiberfill, it's best to use hypoallergenic when making anything for children. I prefer yarn ( for stuffing) because then you don't have to worry about the filling showing through! 




Baby Block Pattern
 You basically make 6 solid granny squares, there are many youtube videos available to watch for those that prefer  to watch someone else do it!  Here is a good one http://youtu.be/JLJRfHRMPgU  
A solid granny square pattern is available on many blogs and in many books, I did not come up with how to do a solid granny as it is a basic crochet project, I did however come up with the idea to put them together and make a baby block

This is worked in the round.
Make a magic circle
Round 1: CH 2( counts as first HDC) HDC2 ch2 HDC3 CH2 HDC3 CH2 HDC3 CH2 SL in top of first CH2      

Rnd 2: SL to next corner ( CH2 sp) Ch2 HDC1 CH2 HDC2 HDC in the next 4 spaces then * HDC2 CH2 HDC2 HDC in the next 4* repeat 2 more times SL to corner


Rnd 3 CH2 HDC1 CH2 HDC2 HDC in the next 9 * HDC2 CH2 HDC2 HDC in the next 9* Repeat 2 more times SL


Continue with this pattern until you have the size you want. Make 6 of these.

All you have to do now is sew to 5 of the sides, turn inside out and stuff ( so the seams are on the inside) Then sew the last side on carefully so the stitches are not to noticeable!!
Keep hooking!

This Pattern was in an AFC newsletter! Check them out for other great patterns





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