Grids for Kids: Forest Friends

Grids for Kids: Forest Friends

If you've been following along with my all week, you have seen my recent Grids for Kids crochet block project.  If you haven't, make sure you check out the free patterns for my Fox, Bear, Raccoon, and Owl squares!  In this post I'm going to show you how I put these squares together to make a giant pillow block perfect for babies.

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Owl Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Owl Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Four we will make this owl!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Raccoon Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Raccoon Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Three we will make this raccoon!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Bear Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Bear Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Two we will make this cute bear!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Fox Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Fox Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day One we will make this friendly little fox!

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Aztec Print Double Pom Toddler Hat

Since this is my first pattern of the new year I'm going to say officially - Happy 2017!  This project was a fun little project that I was working on over the holiday "break".  If your New Year's resolution is to learn a new crochet technique, try this project to learn tapestry crochet!

Personally, this is my first double pom hat.  It is a SUPER easy way to make a hat, and since my daughter refuses to wear pigtails - I can at least get that effect when she wears this hat :)

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet

 

Gauge

14 sts x 14 rows = 4" square in SC

 

Finished Size:

Width: approx. 8.5"

Height (excluding pom pom): approx. 7" 

 

Pattern Notes

  • Ch stitches at the beginning of the round do not count as a stitch UNLESS otherwise noted (see 'Hat' portion of the pattern for details)
  • The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st.
  • I only made this hat in a toddler size, and therefore the pattern is written in that size.  You can easily adjust the size by adding or subtracting repeats of the Aztec print pattern pictured below.  Each repeat adds or subtracts approx. 4" from the total circumference.
  • The length of this hat can be modified by adding or subtracting rows of the Moss Stitch portion of the hat.
  • For the Aztec print portion of the pattern-yarn should be carried for the color changes (aka tapestry crochet) 

Instructions

Aztec Print Band

  • Color A: Blue Hawaii/Color B: White
  • The use of SC stitches throughout the band is implied.  For pattern instructions I will note the color changes.
This pattern will repeat 4 times total for the toddler size

This pattern will repeat 4 times total for the toddler size

Ch 56, attach the end of your ch to the first ch with a sl st, making sure there are no twists.

Round 1: (With color A) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 2: (Color B) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 3: (Color A) ch 1, SC around (56)

Round 4: ch 1, (2 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 1 A, 3 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 5: ch 1, (1 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 3 B, 3 A, 2 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 6: ch 1, (2 B, 3 A, 3 B, 2 A, 1 B, 2 A, 1 B) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 7: ch 1, (3 B, 1 A, 3 B, 2 A, 3 B, 2 A) repeat this sequence a total of 4 times around

Round 8-10: repeat rounds 1-3

Hat (this portion of the hat uses the Moss Stitch.  Even numbered rows will begin with 2 ch stitches.  This counts as your "beginning ch" AND your ch 1 required to continue the Moss Stitch pattern.)

Round 11: ch 1, *SC, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around (28 SC, 28 ch)

Round 12: ch 2, SC in next ch space of previous round, *ch 1, skip 1, SC in next ch space of previous round, repeat from * around (this round will end with a sl st into the ch 2 from the beginning of the round)

Rounds 13-28: Repeat Rounds 11 and 12 respectively.

At the end of Round 28 (or once you have reached your desired length) tie off the yarn and cut it leaving a 12+" tail.  Using a yarn needle, loop stitch across the top to close the seam.  Tie off the yarn.  Make two large pompoms and attach them at each point on top of the hat.  Weave in all ends.

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