These felted blocks are a must-have toy for any nursery.

Free Felted Block Set Knitting Pattern

Knit up this delightful set of soft felted baby blocks in bright primary colors.

The three different sizes are perfect for tossing, stacking, and knocking down.

Size

Small block

Approximately 31/2x5" (9x12.5cm) before felting

Approximately 3x3" (7.5x7.5cm) after felting

Medium block

Approximately 5x61/2" (12.5x16.5cm) before felting

Approximately 4x4" (10x10cm) after felting

Large block

Approximately 6x8" (15x20.5cm) before felting

Approximately 5x5" (12.5x12.5cm) after felting

What You'll Need

Yarn: 100% wool worsted weight yarn, about 93 yards (85m) for small block, 152 yards (139m) for medium block, 247 yards (226m) for large block

We used: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% wool; 110 yards [101m] per 50g ball): small block #23440 Blue Bonnet, 1 ball; medium block #23436 Daffodil, 2 balls; large block #23431 Tomato, 3 balls

Needles: US size 8 (5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread to match yarn color(s); fiberfill stuffing

Gauge

18 stitches and 24 rows=4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch before felting

Notes

  • Instructions are given for smallest size; numbers for larger sizes are in brackets. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • Each block is knitted and felted in 6 pieces, then sewn together with sewing needle and matching thread.

Make the BlocksCast on 17 [22, 27] stitches.Rows 1-5: Knit. Row 6 (wrong side): Knit 3, purl 11 [16, 21], knit 3.Row 7: Knit.

Repeat rows 6 and 7 nine [14, 19] times more.Knit 2 more rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in yarn ends to wrong side of work.Repeat to make 6 pieces for each block size.Felting

Felt pieces in washing machine.

Finishing the Felted Block Set

With sewing needle and thread whipstitch 5 of the 6 pieces of each block together into the start of a cube shape. Sew 3 of the 4 edges of the last piece to the cube, then stuff block with fiberfill stuffing. Sew last edge of block. If needed, gently brush edges with a toothbrush to hide stitches.

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