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Topic: Lego Block Dishcloth (A Christmas Eve Saga)  (Read 665 times)
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« on: December 28, 2015 04:58:30 PM »



For the Craftster Winter Nerd Battles, the December Battle Royale was Lego vs Lincoln Logs. Since I have never owned any Lincoln Logs, I knew I had to go with Legos. But, I had no idea what to make. So, since I knew I'd be traveling to my mom's for Christmas, and my step-dad has been the happy recipient of many of my crocheted dishcloths, I figured I'd pack the supplies to make it while I was there.

It turned out to be a good thing that I had packed a few craft projects in my carry-on...

Shortly after the airport shuttle picked me up, I discovered that, due to a huge storm in Atlanta, my flight out of Boston was delayed... and delayed again... and again... and again. When I got to the airport, I learned that by the time I got to Atlanta, I would have missed my connecting flight, and no additional flights were available for at least 2 days on this particular airline.

I was offered a full refund on my trip, which I took, but then had no flight until my mom, frantically working away on the computer down in FL, found me a flight. Whew!

But, it didn't leave for 7 more hours...

So, into the travel craft stash I went!



Note the lovely airport carpet...

I crocheted up 3 Lego blocks using a pattern I found on allfreecrochet.com.



They were smaller than I expected, which worked well for a dishcloth.

I edged them in green then I got too tired to think any further about how to join them.



Ideally, I would have made up a couple of smaller Lego blocks (perhaps a 2 X 2 brick and a 1 X 1 brick), but my brain just couldn't deal with figuring out the pattern modifications (which would have been fairly simple under normal circumstances).

Instead, I just joined the blue and red blocks together with single crochet, and then I stitched them to the yellow block. I filled in the extra space beside the yellow block with some rows of green (the green represents a green Lego base plate), then crocheted around the edge for a border. Nothing fancy.



It's not perfect, but it gets the job done! And, my step-dad was happy. And, I made it to FL late Christmas Eve (it turned into Christmas Day on the way home from the airport), so there was holiday happiness all around!
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015 05:21:44 PM »

I like that it actually has the little Lego nubs. Lol.
I'm also glad you made it to your moms for Christmas!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015 06:08:41 AM »

Thanks, gozer! It's a little wonky, although less so than it looks in the photo, but it'll work fine on the dishes!
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