My Crochet Farmyard Playbook Part Four

FARMYARD PLAYBOOK PART FOUR|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP

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Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
SC2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
SL ST – slip stitch

INSTRUCTIONS:

Hen House:
With double knitting / light worsted (No 3) yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

Front:
CH 16
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (15 SC), TURN
ROW 2-7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC). work 1 DC into each ST until end (15 DC), TURN
ROW 8: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (15 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends
BORDER:
With darker yarn, join into a corner – work 1 SC into each ST (bottom and top row), work evenly 16 SC along sides.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Back:
CH 16
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (15 SC), TURN
ROW 2-19: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (15 SC), TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Steps:
CH 6
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (5 SC), TURN
ROW 2-9: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (5 SC), TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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SL ST  across steps as shown in photo

Tree:
Bark –
With yarn, CH 25

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (24 SC), turn
ROW 2 – 4: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (24 SC), turn
ROW 5: CH1, work 1 SC into the next 15 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1DC into next 3 STS, work 1 TR into next 4 STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Top –
With yarn, CH 4

ROW 1: Work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook, TURN
ROW 2: work into front-loops only – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into each ST until end, (12 DC), TURN
ROW 3: work into back-loops only – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST;
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18 DC), TURN
ROW 4: work into front-loops only – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS;
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end (24 DC), TURN
ROW 5: work into back-loops only – CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 3 STS;
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 3 STS. Repeat from * until end (30 DC).
DO NOT TURN – CONTINUE WORKING ALONG THE BOTTOM –
work 2 SC into each row (20 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Leaves –
With yarn, join with a SC into first loop of ROW 1 and work as follows;
work 4 STS into each loop alternating between SC and HDC – for exp:
4 SC; [2 SC, 2 HDC]; 4 HDC; [1 SC, 3 HDC]; 4 SC – continue working alternating SC & HDC STS into each loop until ROW 4.

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Tractor:
With double knitting / light worsted (No 3) yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

CH 26
ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 4: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into each ST until end (25 HDC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into next 13 STS (14 HDC), TURN
ROW 7 – 10: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into each ST until end (14 HDC), TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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Window:
CH 11
ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (10 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (10 SC), TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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Sew window onto tractor.

Wheels:
Make a magic circle
RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring, SL ST into first SC, CH 1
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC), SL ST into first SC, CH 1
RND 3: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next ST;
*work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat until end, (18 SC), SL ST into first SC, CH 1
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Rejoin black yarn into first SC of RND 3
RND 4: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 2 STS;
*work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS. Repeat until end, (24 SC), SL ST into first SC, CH 1
RND 5: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 2 STS; SKIP next ST and work 1 DC into ST below SKIPPED ST (SC of RND 4)
*work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS; SKIP next ST and work 1 DC into ST below SKIPPED ST (SC of RND 4). Repeat until end, (30 STS), SL ST into first SC, CH 1
For small wheel – Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
For big wheel – continue;
RND 6: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 4 STS;
*work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 4 STS. Repeat until end, (36 SC), SL ST into first SC, CH 1
RND 7: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next 5 STS;
*work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS. Repeat until end, (42 SC), SL ST into first SC, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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ASSEMBLING THE YARD:

STEP 1: Sew tree bark onto the right side of the page;
sew the tree top on top.

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STEP 2: Sew the back of the hen house onto the left side;
add the steps; then sew only the left side of the front onto the side
of the back – see photo

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STEP 3: Egg basket – CH 11;
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC  into each CH (10 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 8 STS;
work 2 DC into last ST, TURN
ROW 3: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end;
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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STEP 4: Stuffed Egg:

With white/cream double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circle

Rnd 1: Work 12 SC into the ring, pull ring tail to close circle
Rnd 2: use a stitch marker to help keep track of the start of your rounds – *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round (18 SC)
Rnd 3 – 5: Work 1 SC into each ST until end of round (18 SC)
Rnd 6: *SC2tog, work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from until end of round (12 SC)
Rnd 7 – 8: Work 1 SC into each ST until end of round (12 SC) – stuff lightly with some fiberfill
Rnd 9: *SC2tog all around. (6 Sc)
Rnd 10: Work 1 SC into each ST until end of round.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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STEP 5: Sew body part of tractor onto page – optional: stuff lightly with fiberfill/toy-stuffing; sew wheels in position – see photos

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The Chicken:
With brown/red yarn,

Make 2
Rnd 1: CH 2. Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). Move Marker
Rnd 5: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). Move Marker
continue as follows;
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into the next 5 STS, SL ST into the next ST, TURN
ROW 2: do not chain 1 – just work 1 SC into the first SC, work 1 SC into the next 4 SC, SL ST into the next SC, TURN
ROW 3: SL ST into the first SC, CH 1, work 1 SC into the same ST, work 1 SC into the next 4 SC, TURN
ROW 4-5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC (5 SC), TURN
ROW 6: SC2tog, *work [1 SC, 1 HDC] into next ST. repeat from * once more, work 1 SC.
SL ST all around Chicken. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on only one piece

Sew the two body pieces wrong sides together.

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Stuff body with some fiberfill/toy stuffing before completely sewing close.

Tail Feathers: *CH 6, work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (5 SC);
SL ST into same ST as last worked SC.
Repeat from * twice more
Fasten off and knot the two tails ends and weave in the shortest tail.

Head Feathers: *CH 5, work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (4 SC);
SL ST into same ST as last worked SC.
Repeat from * twice more
Fasten off and knot the two tails ends and weave in the shortest tail.

Sew tail and head feathers into position – see photos
Embroider a beak with some yellow yarn
Sew/glue on eyes

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CREATING THE PLAYBOOK:

Take the long ribbon and weave it thru a large eye wool needle; Place your pages onto top of each other and starting at the left bottom side; insert your needle from the bottom up thru the last row on all the pages; pull the ribbon thru

Tie a bow to knot the ribbon in place. SKIP THE NEXT ROW; and weave the ribbon thru the next row –
continue this way until the end

Tie a bow to knot the ribbon into place.

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