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Archive for August 21st, 2012

Blocks, Bears, and Balls for Baby!

August 21st, 2012

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As yarncrafters, I’m sure you already know that when someone announces their pregnancy, the hooks and needles soon come out and the hands are busy making all sorts of wonderful gifts for the expectant mother.  While your mind instantly thinks “baby hat and booties set” or “baby blanket”, don’t forget about the toys! They can be as simple as baby blocks (simply make 6 squares and seam them into a cube around a foam block!) or as complex as a cable-stitch lamb.  Take a look at the patterns below for some baby toy inspiration.

Blocks and balls are classic toys that will never go out of style for babies.  Also something to keep in mind when choosing your colors: babies can see contrasting colors the best; don’t be afraid of more saturated or darker hues.

Soft and Sweet Baby Blocks
Crochet Soft and Sweet Baby Blocks
Loom Knit Playtime Balls
Loom Knit Playtime balls
Babycakes Blocks
Knit Babycakes Blocks