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Real Genius: Knit Memory Card Game

Posted by Vickie Howell on September 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM in Great Gifts!KnittingLearning
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Real Genius Cards

Whether you have pre-k kiddos at home or are the parent of elementary schoolers, mind-sharpening games are a great way to keep the kids learning while still having fun. Knit these memory cards up as a gift, or or use them as a take-along game for trips. This game's a classic, so your handmade version will be used for generations!  

Materials
1 skein worsted-weight yarn in color: Teal
Small amounts of worsted-weight yarn in colors: Red, Purple, Tan, Yellow & Black
Size US 8 (5mm) Knitting Needles
Tapestry Needle
1/2 yard cotton fabric
Sewing needle and thread

Finished Measurement
5" x 4 3/4"

Directions
With Teal, cast-on 22 stitches. Working in stockinette stitch with a reverse stockinette border, follow the chards for each card. Make 2 of each.

Chart Key
Blank square = Knit on Right Side, Purl on Wrong Side
"o" = Purl on Right Side, Knit on Wrong Side
"X" = Duplicate Stitch in Desired Color

Happy Face Chart
happyfacechart


Star Chart
starchart

Flower Chart

FLowerChart

Peace Chart
PeaceChart


Knit Memory Cards


Finishing
Weave in yarn ends.

Cut fabric into 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares. Press 1/4" under each edge to create hem. Pin fabric square to back of memory card and sew on with needle and thread.

How to Play

Player lays all of the cards face down and then turns them over two at a time, trying to find a match. If the two cards selected do not match each other, then both cards are turned back over. The object of the game: to find all of the matches.

Need a little knitting refresher course? See my how-to videos here!

Craft Apparently Yours,
Vickie
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