Some friends and I started a knitting group this winter and this was our first project. We wanted to start with something quick and easy. Easy it was. Quick it wasn’t. But we still had a lot of fun getting together once a week to chat, chase our kids, snack, and knit an average of 4 stiches. At least I had the dealine of Erin’s due date to motivate me and I proudly shipped these off the other week to the newest and yet unborn member of the family.
Basically this is what you do:
1) knit 5 squares the size you would like each box to be
2) line squares with plastic mesh by tacking down in a few places (on the large one I doubled up the mesh for more support)
3) sew 4 squares together with yarn and needle so they look like this:
4) Now you are going to line your stip of knitted squares with some adorable fabric (cut it and iron down 1/4″ border to fit the knitted stip) like so:
5) And sew it into place like this:
6) Do this for 4 different sized boxes so they look like this when finished:
And if all this sounds totally off the mark and utterly unhelpful (remember, cut me some slack, this is my first knitting project, that is, if you don’t count the 3 mile scarf I made for my Dad for Christmas when I was 14) anyways, if you need better directions get this super cute book: Itty Bitty Toys. It has so many adorable animals in it, and if anyone makes the little reversible egg to bluebird and nest I want to see it! Send me a picture.