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By Kids, For Kids: January 2009

Make Amazing Creations with Basic Blocks!

Try something new using the skills you already have! If you can knit or crochet a scarf, you can make all sorts of amazing things. In this month's BK4K, we show you how to take basic rectangles in either knit or crochet and assemble them in all different ways! Make everything from wrist-warmers to a puppet by taking knit and crochet blocks and putting them together creatively!

AND as a New Year's resolution -- why not teach a friend or family member to knit or crochet? Learn more below!

From Bags to Scarves, Do More

Our knit and crochet projects are so simple, you could even create your own versions. The crochet bag and scarf each use 5 inch by 5 inch squares, put together in panels, while our knit sleeves and hand-puppet each feature 6 1/2 inch by 8 inch rectangles sewn up.

With a little embroidery and sewing, you can make even more projects like these on your own!

Click here for patterns!

Projects made from blocks

Scarf, Bag, Sleeves, Hula Girl Puppet

Patchwork Bag

Learn to Seam and Add Details

Once you make the pieces of your project, you will want to sew them -- or "seam" them -- together. For crochet instructions, click here, and for knitting instructions, click here.

On projects like our bag, add detail with blanket stitch and cross stitch! First time trying blanket stitch? Click here for step-by-step directions! Also, click here for more on cross stitch!

Patchwork Bag

Teach Someone to Yarncraft!

Spread the joy of crafting with yarn -- teach someone with our Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet directions. For more ideas, project recommendations, and advice on teaching someone new to these crafts, check out the following episodes of YarnCraft, our audio-podcast!

Hula Girl Puppet

Hula Girl Puppet

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