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Free Crochet Pattern: Bella Blocks

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Lion Brand® Baby's First®
Pattern #: 90505AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Set of four, each Block about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) square

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Baby's First®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Baby's First®
Pixie Dust Cotton Ball Twinkle Toes Fairy Tale Splish Splash Sea Sprite Beanstalk Honey Bee
*Baby's First® (Article #925). 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (120yds/110m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  925-156 Baby's First Yarn: Beanstalk
   ball
$ 5.99  
Note: (A)
•  925-100 Baby's First Yarn: Cotton Ball
   ball
$ 5.99  
Note: (B)
•  925-146 Baby's First Yarn: Sea Sprite
   ball
$ 5.99  
Note: (C)
•  925-157 Baby's First Yarn: Honey Bee
   ball
$ 5.99  
Note: (D)
•  925-103 Baby's First Yarn: Fairy Tale
   ball
$ 4.79  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
3/4 yd (3/4 m) of 45 in. wide (114.5 cm) light-colored cotton fabric and fiberfill stuffing OR
4 foam blocks cut to measure 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)
Sewing needle and thread
 

Bella Blocks

Lion Brand® Baby's First®

GAUGE:

11 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Crochet blocks are assembled over inner fabric blocks, for which fabric squares are seamed tog and then stuffed. If desired, crochet pieces can be assembled over foam blocks cut to size instead.
2. Materials are sufficient to make one each of Blocks 1-4.

BLOCK I
Sides (make 4)

With A, ch 13. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across.
Rows 2-12: Rep last row. Fasten off.
Ends (make 2)
With B, make as for sides.

FINISHING
Note:
Use foam block or make Inner Block as follows:
Inner block
From fabric, cut 6 squares, each 5 in. (12.5 cm). Using 1/4 in. (6 mm) seams, stitch 4 squares together (by hand or machine) into a strip. Seam ends of strip to make block sides. Pin, then sew a square to one end of sides. Rep with rem square, leaving one side unseamed for stuffing. Stuff fabric block with fiberfill, and sew rem side closed.
Assembly
Seam the 4 sides to form a strip. Seam ends of strip to make block sides. Fit side strip around inner fabric or foam block. Pin an end to each open side of block and sew in place. Weave in ends.

BLOCK II
Using C for sides and D for ends, make same as Block I.

BLOCK III
Striped sides (make 2)

With B, ch 13. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Change to A.
Row 1: With A, ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across.
Row 2: Rep last row. Change to B.
Rows 3 and 4: With B, rep Row 1. Change to E.
Rows 5-7: With E, rep Row 1. Change to B.
Rows 8 and 9: With B, rep Row 1. Change to A.
Rows 10 and 11: With A, rep Row 1. Change to B.
Rows 12 and 13: With B, rep Row 1. Fasten off.

With E, make 2 sides as for Block I. With B, make 2 ends as for Block I.

FINISHING
Use foam block or make an inner block as for Block I.
Assembly
Stitch the 2 Striped sides alternately with the 2 E sides to form a strip. Seam ends of strip to make block sides. Fit side strip around inner fabric or foam block. Pin a B side to each open end and sew in place.

BLOCK IV
Striped sides (make 2)

With C, ch 13. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.
Row 1: With C, ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across.
Row 2: Rep last row. Change to D.
Row 3: With D, rep Row 1. Change to A.
Rows 4-8: With A, rep Row 1. Change to D.
Row 9: With D, rep Row 1. Change to C.
Rows 10-13: With C, rep Row 1. Fasten off.

With C, make 2 sides as for Block I. With D, make 2 ends as for Block I. Finish Block IV same as Block III.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Bella Blocks Reviewed by Adria Waddell on 2010-05-31 *****
I made three of these for my great niece-to-be and they were fun, easy and you can use any color combination with extra left-over cotton yarn. Really enjoyed making these blocks!


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