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GEOMETRIC BABIES
This shapely trio of bright colors and friendly faces is sure to fascinate little ones! The durable toys are a snap to crochet, and the embroidered features are safe for babies. Each design is crocheted using worsted weight yarn and a size B (2.25 mm) hook.

Enjoy this free Leisure Arts pattern—offered exclusively to our Newsletter subscribers who expressed interest in Crochet!
Geometric Babies

Geometric Babies

design by Donna Cordero.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch(s)         chain(s)
mm           millimeters
Rnd(s)      Round(s)
sc             single crochet(s)
st(s)          stitch(es)
YO            yarn over
 
( ) — work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or contains explanatory remarks.
 
colon (:) — the number(s) given after a colon at the end of a row or round denote(s) the total number of stitches on that row or round.
 
MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn [3 ounces (170 yards) per skein]:
Square
     Red - 1 skein
     Yellow - 1 skein
     Black - small amount
Triangle
     Blue - 1 skein
     Orange - 1 skein
     Yellow - 1 skein
     Black - small amount
Circle
     Green - 1 skein
     Purple - 1 skein
     Black - small amount
Crochet hook, size B (2.25 mm)
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle
 
Note: Do not join at end of each round unless instructed. Using a scrap piece of yarn, place marker at beginning of each round, moving marker after each round is complete.
 
SQUARE
BODY
Back
With Yellow, ch 21 loosely.
 
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 20 sc.
 
Note: Mark last row as right side and bottom edge.
 
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across; do not finish off.
 
Edging: Ch 1, turn; 3 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 3 sc in last sc; work 18 sc evenly spaced across end of rows; working in free loops of beginning ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 18 chs, 3 sc in next ch; work 18 sc evenly spaced across end of rows; join with slip st to first sc, finish off: 84 sc.
 
FRONT
Work same as Back; do not finish off.
 
Joining
With wrong sides facing, Front toward you, and working through inside loops of each stitch on both pieces, slip st in each sc around stuffing with fiberfill before closing; join with slip st to both loops of first slip st, finish off.
 
ARM (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Red, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
To decrease, pull up a loop in next 2 sc, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc).
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around: 6 sc.
 
Stuff hand firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-19: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 20: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
LEG (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Red, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around: 6 sc.
 
Stuff foot firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-22: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 23: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
FINISHING
Using photo as a guide for placement:

Flatten top edge of each Arm and sew opening closed; flatten top edge of each Leg and sew opening closed. Sew Arms and Legs to Body.
 
For tassel, cut seven 7" strands each of Red and Yellow.
 
Hold strands together and use crochet hook to draw through stitches at one top corner of Body; tie ends in a knot. Tightly wrap an 8" strand of Yellow around base of knot; knot ends securely. Tightly wrap another 8" strand of Yellow around all strands above knot; knot ends securely. Trim the ends of the tassel evenly. Repeat for second tassel.
 
With Black, add straight stitches (Fig. 1) for eyes and mouth; add satin stitches (Fig. 2) for nose.
 
TRIANGLE
BODY
BACK
With Blue, ch 28 loosely.
 
Row 1 (Right side): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 27 sc.
 
Note: Mark last row as right side and bottom edge.
 
To decrease, pull up a loop in next 2 sc, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc).
 
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; decrease, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, decrease: 25 sc.
 
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.
 
Rows 4-25: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, 11 times: 3 sc.
 
Row 26: Ch 1, turn; pull up a loop in next 3 sc, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook; do not finish off.
 
Edging: Ch 1, turn; work 31 sc evenly spaced across end of rows; working in free loops of beginning ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 25 chs, 3 sc in next ch; work 31 sc evenly spaced across end of rows; 3 sc in top corner; join with slip st to first sc, finish off: 96 sc.
 
FRONT
Work same as Back; do not finish off.
 
JOINING
With wrong sides facing, Front toward you, and working through inside loops of each stitch on both pieces, slip st in each sc around stuffing with fiberfill before closing; join with slip st to both loops of first slip st, finish off.
 
ARM (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Orange, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around changing to Yellow in last sc: 6 sc.
 
Stuff hand firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-19: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 20: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
LEG (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Orange, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around changing to Yellow in last sc: 6 sc.
 
Stuff foot firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-22: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 23: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
FINISHING
Using photo as a guide for placement:

Flatten top edge of each Arm and sew opening closed; flatten top edge of each Leg and sew opening closed. Sew Arms and Legs to Body.
 
For tassel, cut five 7" strands each of Orange, Blue, and Yellow. Hold strands together and use crochet hook to draw through stitches at top of Body; tie ends in a knot. Tightly wrap an 8" strand of Parakeet around base of knot; knot ends securely. Tightly wrap another 8" strand of Parakeet around all strands above knot; knot ends securely. Trim the ends of the tassel evenly.
 
With Black, add straight stitches (Fig. 1) for eyes and mouth; add satin stitches (Fig. 2) for nose.
 
CIRCLE
BODY
BACK
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Green, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Note: Mark last round as right side.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around: 18 sc.
 
Rnd 4: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc.
 
Rnd 5: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sc in next sc: 30 sc.
 
Rnd 6: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around: 36 sc.
 
Rnd 7: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sc in next 2 sc: 42 sc.
 
Rnd 8: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around: 48 sc.
 
Rnd 9: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sc in next 3 sc: 54 sc.
 
Rnd 10: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) around: 60 sc.
 
Rnd 11: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sc in next 4 sc: 66 sc.
 
Rnd 12: (2 Sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc) around: 72 sc.
 
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off.
 
FRONT
Work same as Back; do not finish off.
 
JOINING
With wrong sides facing, Front toward you, and working through inside loops of each stitch on both pieces, slip st in each sc around stuffing with fiberfill before closing; join with slip st to both loops of first slip st, finish off.
 
ARM (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Purple, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
To decrease, pull up a loop in next 2 sc, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one sc).
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around: 6 sc.
 
Stuff hand firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-19: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 20: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
LEG (Make 2)
Rnd 1 (Right side): With Purple, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook; do not join, place marker.
 
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around: 12 sc.
 
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 5: Decrease around: 6 sc.
 
Stuff foot firmly with fiberfill.
 
Rnds 6-22: Sc in each sc around.
 
Rnd 23: Sc in each sc around; slip st in next sc, finish off leaving a long end for sewing.
 
FINISHING
Using photo as a guide for placement:

Flatten top edge of each Arm and sew opening closed; flatten top edge of each Leg and sew opening closed. Sew Arms and Legs to Body.
 
For tassel, cut seven 7" strands each of Green and Purple.
 
Hold strands together and use crochet hook to draw through stitches at top of Body; tie ends in a knot. Tightly wrap an 8" strand of Green around base of knot; knot ends securely. Tightly wrap another 8" strand of Green around all strands above knot; knot ends securely. Trim the ends of the tassel evenly.
 
With Black, add straight stitches (Fig. 1) for eyes and mouth; add satin stitches (Fig. 2) for nose.
 
STRAIGHT STITCH
Straight stitch is just what the name implies, a single, straight stitch. Bring needle up at 1 and go down at 2 (Fig. 1).
 
Fig. 1

Fig. 1
 
SATIN STITCH
Satin stitch is a series of straight stitches worked side by side so they touch but do not overlap. Bring needle up at odd numbers and go down at even numbers (Fig. 2).
 
Fig. 2
 
 Fig. 2

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