Every year, our school hosts a benefit auction and dinner as a fundraiser. School families and people from the community donate items that are either part of a silent or live auction. Our banquet coordinator saw a crocheted LEGO blanket pattern on Facebook and, knowing that I had crocheted goodies before for the auction, asked me to try my hand at it.
I found a free pattern on Pinterest. (Who doesn’t love Pinterest?!). These projects always seem to take me quite a while to finish (if they ever get finished), so I started early. Like, months ago.
I only had to make a little adjustment to the original pattern. Instead of chaining 17 stitches to start, I only chained 16. No matter what I tried, I just couldn’t get the 17 chains to work right for me!
The bobble stitch video included in the pattern is very helpful in showing how to make the little nubs on the LEGO blocks.
To fasten all of the LEGO blocks together, I used a half double crochet stitch through the edges of the two blocks I was connecting.
The blanket I made was primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) like the one in the pattern. I used white yarn to attach the LEGO bricks together. You could really choose any colors though. School colors, favorite sports team, or your child’s favorite colors would be perfect!
I found it easiest to fasten the long sides of the blocks together to make rows. I put 12 blocks in each row.
Once I had the rows of 12 bricks fastened together, I could stitch together the rows using the same half double crochet. This was a little tricky for me, but I just did the best I could. I ended with 8 rows of LEGO blocks.
Here’s one of the great things about this blanket: you can make it any size you want! A small baby blanket? No problem! A large afghan to cover your child’s bed? It will take a lot of patience and LEGO bricks, but it can be done!
I recommend working the loose ends of the blocks into the crocheting as you work. It will save you a lot of time once the blanket is completely assembled!
I will be completely honest…this was a tedious and time-consuming project! I love the way it turned out, so I am glad I took the time to do it! I know one child is going to love it!
Do you enjoy crocheting afghans? Do you prefer to just make one big blanket, or do you enjoy stitching several pieces together? I would love to hear about some of the afghans you have created! I’d also love to see pictures, so feel free to share them on Twitter or Instagram (@ruralhighness)!