You're here because you have completed all your Tapestry Crochet ABC squares, OR you have a bunch of other crochet squares you wish to turn into baby blocks.
This tutorial will show how to do that via written instructions and a video tutorial.
Let's get started!
How to Turn Your Squares into Blocks:
Now that you have your squares finished, it’s time to put them all together.
If you've been following this series, you should have 36 squares in total (26 letters from A to Z and 10 digits / numbers from 0 to 9).
These will make 6 baby blocks.
*Use the following Diagram below to help with your squares’ positions on the block...
Step 1: Place Squares onto the diagram RS up according to your preference – This Diagram assumes you are using 3 background colours for your block. Alternatively, use 1 or 6 background colours instead!
*If you look to the right, you will see each of the blocks list where you should place your letter / number squares onto the following diagram, so that you make the blocks with the same combination as pictured above...
**You don't have to follow the list, unless you want to do so; you may prefer to place them in any order or combination you like!
*The remaining lines / edges will be crocheted continuously.
Step 3: Starting with a slip knot in edging colour, *sc 13 tog across the side of the squares that line up with the Pink (1)line(s) on the diagram – again, make sure WS are pressed tog, sl st join to one of the edging corner sts available*. Rep from * to * for the next 7 lines by following the order and arrow directions on the Diagram – Purple (2), Blue (3), Aqua (4), Green (5) *no sl st required at the end of line 5 since it is the first time that corner is reached, Dark Green (6), Olive (7), Gray (8).
*Make sure you tuck tails of squares and first edges inside the square as you crochet.
Step 4: Continuing in the same fashion as for Step 3, sc the first sts of the Brown (9) lines tog. Pause here to stuff block before crocheting the block closed. ***Here’s where you’ll want to insert the nylon stocking (if using it). Insert one closed end of the stocking into the opening. Wrap open ends of stocking around block to open it up*** Stuff your block until it is slightly bulgy. ***Close end of stocking, tuck into block*** Finish crocheting the rem sts tog to close block. Sl st join to one of the edging corner sts available, f/o and tuck in rem ends.
*Put more stuffing than you think it needs because over time the stuffing will condense.
Step 5: Rep Steps 1-4 for rem blocks.
That’s all there is to it!
Need help putting your blocks together? Check out the following video tutorial...
Table of Contents for Video *Clicking the following links will open them up in a new YouTube tab
0:00 - Intro
0:20 - Supplies
0:50 - Laying Out Your Squares
3:50 - Crocheting the Individual Sides
11:24 - Crocheting the Continuous Sides
30:37 - Stuff Your Block
32:34 - Crocheting the Final Side Closed
34:27 - Finishing Off Block
Part 1: A–B–C–D (Monday, March 23, 2015)
- Part 2: E–F–G–H (Thursday, March 26, 2015)
- Part 3: I–J–K–L (Monday, March 30, 2015)
- Part 4: M–N–O–P (Thursday, April 02, 2015)
- Part 5: Q–R–S–T (Monday, April 06, 2015)
- Part 6: U–V–W–X (Thursday, April 09, 2015)
- Part 7: Y–Z–0–1 (Monday, April 13, 2015)
- Part 8: 2–3–4–5 (Thursday, April 16, 2015)
- Part 9: 6–7–8–9 (Monday, April 20, 2015)
- Part 10: Turning the Squares into Blocks (Thursday, April 23, 2015)