My Crochet Farmyard Playbook Part Four

FARMYARD PLAYBOOK PART FOUR|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP

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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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

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