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Beginner Baby Blocks
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10656 Colorful blocks make an excellent gift for little ones, and new parents will appreciate that these blocks can be easily machine washed and dried.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Each block measures about 6 x 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 x 15 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

840-139 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Berrylicious

Magenta pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

840-102 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Aqua

Light sky blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

840-138 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Pink Poodle

Bright medium pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (C)

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (D)

860-140 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Rose

Light muted pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (E)

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (F)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
3/4 yd (3/4 m) washable cotton fabric, 45 in. (114.5 cm) wide Fiberfill stuffing Sewing needle and thread Sewing pins OPTIONAL MATERIALS Knit squares are assembled over inner blocks, for which fabric squares are sewn together and stuffed. If desired, knit squares can be assembled over foam blocks. You will need 3 foam blocks, cut to 6 x 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 x 15 cm).
GAUGE:
18 stitches + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter stitch (knit every row). 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.

The pattern makes 3 Blocks.

Each Block is made from 6 Squares, each worked with a different color yarn.
2.

Six Squares are arranged and sewed together around an inner fabric or foam block, to make each Block.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARE (make 18 - 3 each with A, B, C, D, E, and F)
Cast on 27 stitches.
Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beginning Bind off.



FINISHING
Note: If using foam cube as the inner block, disregard the instructions for making an inner block, and proceed to the assembly instructions.



Inner block (make 3)
From fabric, cut 6 squares, each 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm) x 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm).

Using a 1/4 in.

(6 mm) seam allowance, sew 4 squares together (by hand or machine) to make a strip.

Seam ends of strip to make a loop for the block sides.

Pin, then sew a square to one end of sides.

Repeat with remaining square, leaving one edge unseamed for stuffing.

Stuff fabric block with fiberfill then sew remaining edge closed.



Assembly
Make 3 Blocks using one Square of A, B, C, D, E, and F for each Block, as follows:
Sew a strip of 4 Squares, alternating the direction of the rows as follows:
Start with Square A with rows running side to side, turn Square B so rows run up and down and sew to lower edge of square A.

Turn Square C so rows run side to side and sew to B.

Turn Square D so rows run up and down and sew to C.

Sew D to A to make a loop for Block sides.

Fit loop around inner fabric (or foam) block.

Pin Square E to one remaining side so rows run in the opposite direction of each joining edge.

Sew in place.

Repeat on remaining side with Square F.

Repeat for all 3 Blocks.
Weave in ends.

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