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January 15, 2003

Blocks

Despite some frustrations, it was all worth it. :)
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Posted by shannon at January 15, 2003 4:16 PM | For related posts: Juli's Baby Blocks

Comments

Your baby blocks look great and someone sure seems to like them too! ;)

Posted by: Jo at January 16, 2003 8:53 AM

How cute! It looks like the blocks were quite a bit of work, but they came out great. What a super idea. Did you use a specific pattern?

Posted by: alison at January 19, 2003 11:02 AM

Alison, I used a pattern from Knitting for Baby (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1584790873/qid=1043003898/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-6889660-5148950?v=glance&s=books). You probably don't need one, though. Just cut upholstery stuffing (available in craft stores) into cubes -- I did 3" x 3" x 3". Then knit square swatches slightly bigger than the block sides (I did 3.25" inches) using whatever stitches/patterns/colors you'd like. Block them, weave in ends, etc. Stitch them together inside out (sort of like a pillow case) leaving part of one side open. Turn right side out, shove the stuffing in through the opening and then sew the opening closed. Voila!

Posted by: shannon at January 19, 2003 2:19 PM