Grids for Kids! V-X - Free Crochet Cross Stitch Pattern

IT'S FRIDAY! Did you know?  Of course you did...but I never tire of hearing that so I thought I would mention it again :)  I have had my happy baby back this week and it has been so pleasant after she was sick AND teething all four canines last week.

And speaking of teeth-who doesn't love vampire bats?!  Sorry, I know that dry and sarcastic humor doesn't translate well over the internet, but it's all I've got so I hope you will forgive me my bad jokes.

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 and LAST 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: S is for Sheep, T is for Turtle, U is for Unicorn

Grids for Kids Block V-X: This post!

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!

And now, block 8 is here!  Featured on shades of what I will call 'sea foam', this block was by far the most challenging to make due to the lovely letters 'V' and 'X'.  Did you know that there is only one animal with a common name that starts with X?  The X-ray Tetra...that's it...  That being said, I actually am very happy with how the animals turned out!  The whale is one of my favorites, and I think the vampire bat would make a really cute Halloween decoration if you decided to get creative with the use of the graph!  You'll notice that I originally graphed the teeth to be red, but for my purposes I decided it was just too creepy.  You can decide what works best for you ;)

Just one block left and we will have completed the whole alphabet!  As always, I would love to see any projects you have made with these graphs!  Share them to my Facebook page or email them to me at!

V is for Vampire Bat

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W is for Whale

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X is for X-ray Tetra

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