Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Bella Blocks
Lion Brand® Baby's First®
Pattern Number: 90505AD Play and decorate your nursery with these soft, cuddly blocks.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

925-156 Baby's First Yarn: Beanstalk

Soft pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (A)

925-100 Baby's First Yarn: Cotton Ball

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

925-146 Baby's First Yarn: Sea Sprite

Soft blue-green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (C)

925-157 Baby's First Yarn: Honey Bee

Soft yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (D)

925-103 Baby's First Yarn: Fairy Tale

Pale rose pink

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Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.79
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 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
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



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


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