Grids for Kids! S-U - Free Crochet Cross Stitch Pattern

Happy Friday again!  It's been a busy week in my household, and I am currently on a mini summer vacation with a sick and teething baby.  How do they always get sick at just the worst times?!  The poor girl was up most of the night, but on the bright side...I got a LOT of baby snuggles.

If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you will have already seen some sneak peeks for this block, but now I am happy to share the final product!  Want to see some sneak peeks of the next block?  Like my page on Facebook or follow me on Instagram.  Just seeing this project for the first time?  Here are some helpful links!

Grids for Kids Block A-C: A is for Ant, B is for Bunny, C is for Chipmunk.  This post also contains information about starting the project, finished product sizes, and of course has the pixel graphs for the first block

Grids for Kids Block D-F: D is for Dog (or Deer), E is for Elephant, F is for Fox

Grids for Kids Block G-I: G is for Gecko, H is for Hippo, I is for Inchworm

Grids for Kids Block J-L: J is for Jellyfish, K is for Koala, L is for Lion

Grids for Kids Block M-O: M is for Monkey, N is for Narwhal, O is for Owl

Grids for Kids Block P-R: P is for Penguin, Q is for Quetzal, R is for Raccoon

Grids for Kids Block S-U: This post

Grids for Kids Block V-X: V is for Vampire Bat, W is for Whale, X is for X-ray Tetra

Grids for Kids Block Y-Z: Y is for Yak, Z is for Zebra

Crochet Cross Stitch Video Tutorial: I have also made a quick video tutorial on how I cross stitch on crochet.  I hope you find it helpful!

Assembling a Crochet Block Video Tutorial: This video shows you how I have been assembling my blocks.  It is a method that can be used with any size of project!

My husband, of all people, has taken quite an interest in this project.  Since I am making these blocks for our daughter, I let him participate (a little bit...).  I had a different, less mythological animal planned for the letter 'U', but then on a whim I also designed the Unicorn.  When I showed him our options, he was insistent that we use the unicorn!  I did mention in my Father's Day post that my husband is a big nerd, right?

My other participant in this project has been my 18 month old daughter.  She is getting quite a few words now, and so I wanted to make sure that she could recognize all the animals!  The sheep ("baa baa") and turtle (she uses sign language for this word) passed with flying colors!  The unicorn got a "nay nay" (horse)-which I figure is close enough!  I hope you enjoy the graphs of block #7!

S is for Sheep

Colors Used:

T is for Turtle

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U is for Unicorn

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