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Baby Booties and Play Block

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2006


  • Yarn

  • 4-inch loom


  1. Weave two 4-inch squares. Fold one in half to form a rectangle.

  2. With the same yarn, stitch one short side to create heel. Stitch up nearly half of length to form an opening.

  3. Make a running stitch around front opening, then pull to cinch closed; stitch over several times to secure before ending in a knot.

  4. With a different yarn, sew a running stitch around top opening, just under scalloped edge; tie ends in a bow. Repeat with second square.

  5. When making items for a baby, use soft materials that will be gentle on sensitive skin; we used cashmere and baby-alpaca yarns. Weave six swatches from a 4-inch loom, and sew together in a "T" form.

  6. Place a 4-inch foam block on center square, and continue stitching swatches together, enclosing foam.

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