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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Patchwork Cuddle Ted



Hit play before you scroll down. 
Guarantee this song will make you feel chilled and happy.


This year I have been running a lunchtime knittting club at the school where I work, with a very lovely lady called Joyce. Throughout the year our little group of novice knitters, all aged about 7-10, and so far all girls, have been creating knitted squares. Everyone successfully learned to knit, and we have great plans for next year (possibly to learn how to purl). My other ambition is to get a few boys to come to knitting club.
 

But what to do with our knitted squares? As you can see we did not worry too much about needles sizes, number of stitches, or the tedious matter of tension. Sewing them together I treated them a bit like a jigsaw, and I love the variety in sizes and textures. We only met for 30 minutes each week, and it has taken all year to make the pieces for this little blanket.
 

... And with the addition of a head and some paws, the blanket was transformed into a snuggly teddy, a gift for my class teacher's new baby, which is very imminently expected. Isn't Patchwork Cuddle Ted adorable? It was so nice for the children to have created something this special together. 






30 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I love the quilt that you put together and I am sure the kids were proud that their square became part of something bigger. The teddy is a great addition as well.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  2. How lovely that the girls can see their hard work put together in a great gift.

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  3. How cute is that?? What an awesome idea!

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  4. So special to get kids interested at such a young age. Lovely

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is so cute!!

    - Linking over from Saturday Snapshots

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  6. That will be such a great snuggle toy. How fabulous for the girls to make something so special for the teacher's baby.

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  7. Ahh thats so sweet. The girls done good
    Clare xx

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  8. Oh what a fun idea! Really lovely that your passing on your wonderful skills to the next generation too :) x

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  9. Best project I've seen all week! I love this SO much and I bet everyone involved does too.

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  10. How adorable. And so sweet that it's now a gift for their teachers baby! The girls must feel very proud xox

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  11. What a brilliant idea and fun to look at and do.

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  12. Very cute, I'm sure the girls are all delighted with it. Loving listening to the music too.

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  13. This makes a lovely gift for the teacher, I'll bet it will be treasured. It's a shame that the boys are reluctant to get involved. x

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  14. This is wonderful - that such young knitters contributed to this blanket, and that it will be a sweet baby gift. A great activity the girls will long remember fondly, I'm sure.

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  15. Oh that's so sweet - and what a great idea for something to do with all their practice pieces, I'm sure their teacher loves it :)

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  16. He's great....I did a crochet club a couple years ago....

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  17. What a clever idea! I'm sure he'll be well loved.

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  18. She will treasure that, it's a perfect gift!

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  19. What a great idea, what child doesn't like a teddy and a blanket. Love it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  20. This is so cute!!! Now I'm inspired to make something like this for my baby boy! I'm pinning it! I'd love for you to share this and any other creations at next week's Submarine Sunday Link Party!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  21. What a beautiful idea. He is absolutely adorable!

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  22. That's lovely! What a great thing for your learners! It would be great for a group to donate blankets to charities too!

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  23. How awesome that you're getting to teach knitting to the upcoming generations. I appreciate how low-key and fun you seemed to have made your knitting club. So wonderful that you were able to turn their work into a meaningful project!

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  24. That is the CUTEST blanket. How wonderful that the patchwork is not picture perfect. The momma will LOVE this unique blanket

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  25. That's so cute! thanks for linking . :)

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  26. Hi, I just want to let you know I've shared this project as one of my July Favourite Finds, I've used a photo and linked back here. I would have emailed but I can't find your address on the blog anywhere. If you want to check you are happy with my links etc you can find it here: http://www.sumoftheirstories.com/2015/07/my-favourite-finds-july-2015.html
    Thanks so much, I still think this is the cutest thing ever!

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