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Free Crochet Pattern: Nursery Blocks

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 90653AD
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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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These cuddly baby blocks are the perfect toys to decorate your nursery!
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Color (A)
Cotton-Ease®

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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
Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Terracotta
Plum Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (A)
•  830-100 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Snow
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (B)
•  830-123 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Seaspray
   ball
$ 7.69  
Note: (C)
•  830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize
   ball
$ 7.69  
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Note: (D)
•  830-103 Cotton-Ease: Blossom
   ball
$ 7.69  
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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
 

Nursery Blocks

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®

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.
3. Blocks are worked with 2 strands of yarn held tog throughout.
4. Wind each color into 2 separate balls before beginning.

BLOCK I
Sides (make 4)

With 2 strands of A held tog, 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 2 strands of B held tog, 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 2 strands of C held tog for sides and 2 strands of D held tog for ends, make same as Block I.

BLOCK III
Striped sides (make 2)

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

With 2 strands of E held tog, make 2 sides as for Block I. With 2 strands of B held tog, 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 2 strands of C held tog, 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 2 strands of D held tog.
Row 3: With D, rep Row 1. Change to 2 strands of A held tog.
Rows 4-8: With A, rep Row 1. Change to 2 strands of D held tog.
Row 9: With D, rep Row 1. Change to 2 strands of C held tog.
Rows 10-13: With C, rep Row 1. Fasten off.

With 2 strands of C held tog, make 2 sides as for Block I. With 2 strands of D held tog, 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) tog = together


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Nursery Blocks Reviewed by Joni Ogden on 2010-05-28 *****
These were so simple to make! I changed them a little by cross stitching letters on them. Our new little grandson will be named Elijah, so I included the necessary letters to be able to spell his name. I received NUMEROUS compliments!


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