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Crochet House – #BurtonYarnTrent

E31A2598It’s been a busy Spring and Summer in Lime Green Land with crochet commissions, pattern testing, craft fares and Burton Yarn Trent.

So, we’re actually doing it! We’re creating Burton Upon Trent in Crochet! Many thanks to my wonderful crochet class for their hard work so far, here is a reminder for them (and a photo tutorial for the roof for anyone who’s like to have a go!) of the basic house pattern.

If you are free on a Tuesday lunch time, join me at the Brewhouse in Burton from 1-2 for just £5, check with the Boxoffice for course dates 01283 508100.

 

If you’d like to get involved in #BurtonYarnTrent, please send your finished houses along with your name and contact details to:

Burton Yarn Trent

Brewhouse Arts Centre,

Union Street,

Burton upon Trent,

DE14 1AA

 

Crochet House in UK crochet terms.

 

Materials

 

Dk yarn in main house colour, roof colour and small amounts for doors and windows.

3.5mm hook

10cm x 10cm x 15 cm piece of upholstery foam. You can cut larger pieces to size with a long, thin, sharp kitchen knife.

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

Abbreivations

 

slst                        slip stitch

dc                        double crochet

htr                        half treble crochet

htr 2 tog            half treble two together

tr                        treble crochet

ch                        chain

 

Pattern

 

Square pieces (one for base and two walls)

 

The number of stitches needed to make the pattern work depends on your tension.

For me, I did the following:

 

20ch, 2 turning chs

row 1-12            20 htr, 2 turning chs

 

We’re aiming to have a square of crochet that is JUST UNDER 10cm x 10cm. Its important for the square to be just under, rather than just over. Too big, and the walls will be like Nora Batty’s tights. Not a good luck. Too small, and you’ll struggle to stretch them over the foam inner.

Make sure you adjust the number of stitches and rows so you end up with a square the right size!

 

House Gable Ends (make 2)

 

20ch, 2 turning chs

row 1-12            20 htr, 2 turning chs

now for the triangular bit at the top!

row 13            (htr 2 tog) twice, 12htr, (htr 2 tog) twice, 2 turning chs

row 14            htr 2 tog, 12htr, htr 2 tog, 2 turning chs

row 15            (htr 2 tog) twice, 6htr, (htr 2 tog) twice, 2 turning chs

row 16            htr 2 tog, 6htr, htr 2 tog, 2 turning chs

row 17            (htr 2 tog) 4 times, 2 turning chs

row 18            (htr 2 tog) twice, 2 turning chs

row 19            htr 2 tog.

 

Roof (make 2)

 

Make a ch that is a multiple of 4, and at least 2 stitches more than your walls. For example, my walls were 20 st wide, 20 + 2 = 22. The next multiple of 4 is 24. So I made a chain of 24

 

Crochet 8 rows of htr, remember to so 2 turning chs after each row, but not after the last one.

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Turn work, (miss 1, 6tr, miss 1, slst) to end.E31A2480E31A2481E31A2483

Rotate work 90 clockwise, and working up the side of the work, 2slst.E31A2485E31A2488

Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise again and surface crochet (this is where, with the right side facing, you insert your hook in and out of the crochet, catching 1 st, then work the dc around the stem of the stitch) 24dc between rows 6 and 7.E31A2489E31A2490E31A2491E31A2494

Turn work, (miss 1, 6tr, miss 1, slst) to end.E31A2495E31A2499E31A2502E31A2503

Rotate work 90 clockwise, and working up the side of the work, 2slst.

Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise again and surface crochet 24dc between rows 4 and 5.

Turn work, (miss 1, 6tr, miss 1, slst) to end.

Rotate work 90 clockwise, and working up the side of the work, 2slst.

Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise again and surface crochet 24dc between rows 2 and 3.

Turn work, (miss 1, 6tr, miss 1, slst) to end.

Rotate work 90 clockwise, and working up the side of the work, 2slst.

Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise again and surface crochet 24dc on top of 1st row.

Turn work, (miss 1, 6tr, miss 1, slst) to end.

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To join roof sides together, put them together, wrong side facing, and dc along the top catching both sides in each st.E31A2512E31A2516

 

 

Shape your foamE31A2507 copy

 

Join the sides of your house by dc along each side

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Sew on the roof

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Now your basic house is complete! At this point, you can get really creative. You could either crochet or embroider the door and windows on. E31A2624

I have also added a chimney as follows:

 

Chimney

 

12ch, slst into 1st ch t make a loop.

2ch, 11htr, 2 turning chs

(2htr tog) twice, 1htr, (2htr tog) twice, 2 turning chs

2htr tog, 1htr, 2htr tog,

 

 

The sloped bottom will make your chimney sit better against the roof.

 

 

Have fun adding details to your houses, or even try something a little bit more adventurous! Upholstery foam can be easily shaped into loads of different building shapes. Enjoy!

 

LGLx

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This entry was published on September 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm. It’s filed under crochet, pattern, photo tutorial, toy, workshop and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Crochet House – #BurtonYarnTrent

  1. Aww, that it so cute! And I think the way you made the roof is so smart! I love it!
    Many greetings from Virginia, ivonne

  2. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

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