Friday, 15 February 2013

Lego Brick Crochet Scarf

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I'm sure everyone has those moments when they say something and then instantly regret it.  My sons were not even discussing Lego or crochet when the words "I think I've seen crochet Lego bricks somewhere and you can use them to make blankets and scarves and things", tumbled from my mouth.  My sons eyes lit up, orders were immediately placed for items and I started to panic slightly that perhaps I was in over my head, given my crochet status of only ever so slightly above novice.

To help me along, I found this wonderfully informative video from The Crochet Crowd on how to do Bobble stitch and with a little bit of experimentation, Lego bricks were soon flowing off of my crochet hook.

The pattern that I thought produced the best brick was:

Using 8 ply and a size 4.5 crochet hook, chain 22

Row 1 
Double Crochet (DC) in 4th chain from hook and continue to DC the entire chain. Turn
Row 2
Chain 2.  Half Double (HD) crochet into base of Chain 2 (this counts as one stitch).  HD crochet two more times. Bobble five together. HD 3 times. Repeat bobble and 3 x HD a further 3 times to produce a line which contains 4 bobble stitches in total and finishes with 3 HD stitches. Turn
Row 3
Chain 3.  DC into second stitch in row and continue to DC along entire row. Turn.
Row 4
Repeat row 2
Row 5
Repeat row 3 to finish.



This makes a 4x2 Lego brick, which my sons tell me is "far cooler than any other size", but I think we'll all have to take their word for it!  If you are looking to make a 6x2 lego brick then a fabulous video from All Free Crochet is here


Make enough bricks for scarf to reach desired length (the teen I was making this scarf for is 6ft-ish, so many, many bricks were needed).  To finish off and join,  Single Crochet around the edge of each brick, take two bricks and with right sides facing inwards, Single Crochet together.  Once all blocks are joined, single crochet edge of entire scarf and block for an even finish.

At this point my orders are for a scarf and blanket - I can see I'll be dreaming Lego bricks for the next few weeks at least!

Happy brick building

Deb

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    1. thank you - I've just discovered your crochet lego stuffie post. Awesome!

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  2. That is the coolest scarf I have seen!

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    1. Thanks Mel, my son loves it and has been disappointed that we've been experiencing a bit of a heatwave lately and he hasn't had the chance to wear it out yet!

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  3. Wow, what a great idea!! Looks fabulous ♥

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    1. Thanks Nata! I'm your newest follower, you're crochet hearts are lovely - Deb

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  4. So cute!!! I'll bet you get more orders as soon as your kids' friends see these. Found you on Tater Tots and Jello.

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    1. Thanks so much fr the visit Christine. I am beginning to think I might need to buy some more wool in Lego hues!

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  5. This is awesome! I would like to try this as an afghan for my son :)

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    1. Thanks Kara - would love to see a pic when it's done!

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  6. Oh. my. gosh. That is sooooo cool! My son loves Legos; in fact, it was the theme for his 4th birthday party back in August. I would love it if you'd share this at my weekend party so my readers can see too! http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/02/shine-on-fridays-67-and-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks Amy for your kind words and invitation. I've linked up to Shine on Fridays and am loving all the inspiration posts. Can't wait to see what gets linked up next week! Deb

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  7. I love lego..This is lovely..:)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind message. Deb

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  8. This is so fun! You did a great job with the request - I guess you offered hehe - for Lego pattern :)

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    1. Thanks Ajaire - I do think I'll be a little less likely to offer from now on :-)

      Love the clothes you've been making for Bean and am now following your blog. Deb

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  9. Wow, I love this scarf! It's so colorful. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment Kathy, and thanks for hosting such a great blog party! Deb

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  10. Cool scarf! I used to love playing with legos when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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    1. Thanks Tonna and thanks for hosting Submarine Sunday! Deb

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  11. That is an amazing scarf!! I know many guys that would love to have this! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  12. OK love this! I just sent to my MIL who crochet's. My boys would love love it! Thank you so much stopping by from Pin Me :)

    Alexis from Running Away? I'll help you pack!

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  13. This is great! What a wonderful idea you had! I think my boys would love this too!

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    1. Thanks Ana - I'm beginning to think I could do a more pastel version to make it a little more girly for my young nieces. I might get around to it after I've finished my other son's blanket!!

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  14. Oh my goodness I just love the lego brick scarf. I think this would be the coolest blanket for my daughter since she is crazy about legos!!! Thanks so much, pinning this. :-)

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  16. Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. I homeschool my girls, this year both of them will be taking a lego class... yes i said lego class... no they dont sit around playing with legos (that is what i thought it was when i first heard about it) It is a real thing and they do wonders for kids. FLL ( First Lego League) I have been looking for something special for my daughters as a kick off party gift and this is perfect! YOU ROCK!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments.

      A Lego Class!! That sounds absolutely awesome, I won't tell my kids about it though as I'm sure they'll be really disappointed to have missed out (and they're a bit too old now to take part).

      Have you seen the little lego cakes on Pinterst? Brownies with coloured icing and M&M's in matching colours. I'm thinking of making some for our next party. Deb

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  17. Love it! I'm trying to make a Lego blanket but I'm stumped on how to join them like you did with the grey. I just want to make sure I'm understanding what you did to join them.

    You first single crocheted around each block then you put 2 blocks bump sides together and single crocheted to join them correct?

    Thank you for an answer!

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    1. Hi Jessica
      That's right. I just did single crochet around each block and then bump sides together with a single crochet join.

      Would love to see how the blanket turns out. I've done a few blocks towards mine, but haven't done anywhere near enough to even consider calling it a blanket yet.

      Deb

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  18. I have tried making this lego brick with your exact instructions countless times, but one side always ends up shorter with each row that I stitch. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong... When you say half double crochet into base of chain 2, where exactly am I doing it? That is the one part that confuses me... When I am done that row, I have never finished with 3 HD, and often end it with 4 or 5 HD.

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    1. Hi Jamie - thank you for your message. It's been a while since this was made, but from memory the stitch is to be made into the last stitch of the previous row - which is the base of the chain 2 for the start of the current row.

      The video link that I included in the blog post from all free crochet is good at showing this, and even though the video is for a 6 x 2 brick, the same methods and stitches apply.

      http://hooked-on-needles.tumblr.com/post/21014014533/kittyknitcrochet-how-to-crochet-a-lego-block

      Hope this helps

      Deb

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  19. Hi there!

    I just included this great scarf in a Lego-Inspired Crochet Pattern roundup! Love it!

    You can see the roundup here:

    http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2014/02/roundup-time.html

    Have a lovely day!

    Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer - really thrilled to have our pattern included and now I'm really, really tempted to give the other patterns a go as well! Deb

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    2. Yay! Thanks for creating such an awesome scarf...the roundup has been a big hit so far! :)

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  20. This is an amazing brick pattern, I tweaked it a tad to make it larger. When finishing the last row I ch 1 and single crochet around the entire thing then added a white single crochet border. I'm making a blanket for my son who also is obsessed with legos. Thank you again for sharing the pattern and when I post the finished product on Facebook I will acknowledge and praise you!

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  21. I want to make this for my sons 7th birthday in a couple weeks, I want it for a twin blanket, how would I go about this with the pattern? Help! Ty u can email me at Melinda.haiden1@outlook.com so I can get help I would be every so thankful!

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    1. Hi Melinda - to make a twin blanket I think the easiest way would be to measure the Lego Bricks that you make and then calculate how many you would need for the size blanket you require. Then it would be a case of using single crochet to join, just as you would with the scarf.

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  22. I used blue as my main color. Made it diagonal, so it was blue corner to corner. I can take a pic later and post it... My son loved his. It took me 3 months to finish because I don't always have alot of time to sit and crochet. I had to make 25 blue blocks and 24 of red, yellow, green and orange to make twin size blanket.

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    1. Thanks for the info Brittany - would love to see a photo! I'm still working on my blanket and I think it's been over a year now

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  23. Found this on pinterest lat night - love it!! My 2 lego fanatic sons will want this and so will my little girl lego princess :) I think I know what I'll be working on for Christmas presents now :)

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    1. Thanks Beth, would love to see a photo when you're done :-)

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  25. The Lego blanket is finally done! It's on Facebook, here's the link... The kiddo loves it!https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=532609640818&set=pcb.532609695708&type=1
    Let me know if link works or not

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    1. Hi Brittany - thanks so much for sending the link. Unfortunately it's telling us that we don't have permission to view the facebook page. Are you able to post a photo directly on to our Facebook page? The address is https://www.facebook.com/FitzBirchCraft - would love to see it and congrats on finishing the blanket (I've still got ages to go on mine!) - Deb

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    2. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=532609695708&id=196700364
      Try this, I had to make the post public...

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    3. Thanks so much Brittany - LOVE it :-)

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  26. Thank you for the pattern. Today I finished my scarf and I'm really happy with it.

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    1. Thanks Kimsch - I had a quick look over on your blog and it looks fantastic. Thanks for adding the link to the pattern

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