Hey friends! Are you ready for a pattern that isn’t as fussy as amigurumi but still results in a fun and cute toy? I love plushies but sometimes, I want to make something simple that I can customize or decorate my own way. This week, I’m sharing a pattern for easy peasy baby blocks that your little one will love playing with, and it won’t take you long to make. So, let’s hop into it!
These baby blocks are made up of a few simple squares stitched together to form a cube. There are three sizes, but each block is worked the same way. This pattern uses single crochet stitches and some basic joining, but you can also embellish the finished blocks however you like (i.e. cross stitched numbers or letters).
- 4.5mm crochet hook
- #4 medium weight yarn – I used Red Heart Super Saver
- tapestry needle*
- Polyfill stuffing*
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- ch – chain
- SC – single crochet
- sl – slip stitch
- Skill level: Beginner
- Sizing: 3.5 inches/ 4 inches / 5.5 inches
- Gauge: 4S X 3.5R per inch
Easy Peasy Baby Blocks: Free Crochet Toy Pattern
Row 1: Start by creating a slip knot and chain 11 with your main color. Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook and SC 10. At the end of the row, chain 1 and turn.
Rows 2-12: For the next 11 rows, SC 10, chain 1, and turn.
At the end of the last row, switch to white yarn (or whatever color you picked for the edges) and chain 1. Working into the side of the piece, SC to the corner, chain 1, turn to work into the other side, and continue to SC around. When you’ve worked all the way around, bind off and leave a long tail.
Create a total of 6 squares the same way.
To join, hold two squares together. Attach a new piece of white yarn, and SC the two pieces together by going under the SC borders of both pieces. BO. Join the pieces together in the pattern shown above.
Now, fold the piece into a cube by pulling the two small sides in and wrapping the long side all the way around. SC all the sides together, except for the last one.
Before you join the last side, add in your stuffing and make sure to get it into the corners. Finally, SC the last side closed, and bind off. Trim any excess yarn and either weave in the ends or stick them inside the cube.
And that’s it! You’re done with the smallest cube in the set!
Medium Cube: Start with a chain of 13 and work 14 rows before adding the border. Join and finish the same way as the small cube.
Large Cube: Start with a chain of 16 and work 19 rows before adding the border. Join and finish the same way as the small cube.
Once you have the basic shape down, you can embellish these cubes any way you want! You can turn them into ABC blocks with letters on each side, add numbers as I did with the medium block, or even work each block in a different color!
To add the letters or numbers, just thread a tapestry needle with a length of yarn in your contrast color and cross-stitch simple Xs through the fabric. Use the single crochet stitches themselves to help you space out the placement of your stitches. Once you have your letter/number done, weave in the ends and trim the excess yarn.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy pattern for baby blocks! This pattern is perfect for beginners, and it’s a fun idea for a gift. Get creative with these and add in things like crinkle fabric or a noise maker inside, switch up the colors and embellishments, and you have a versatile pattern for a bunch of fun toys!
See you soon 🙂
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