MY FAIRY TALE PLAYBOOK PART ONE

My Fairy Tale Playbook Part One

The Fairy Tale Playbook Part One, a fun ‘quiet’ crochet playbook page inspired by princess fairy tales.
An interactive playbook.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Approx 20/30 grams of light weight worsted yarn- mixed (leftovers) – yarn color options are indicated in the pattern – the color I used will be highlighted
Note: colors are only a suggestion – any color can be used!

Hooks & Notions:
Hook 3,50 mm (or hook size you are comfortable to work with to make the page pieces)
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

Optional extras:
Fiberfill or Toy Stuffing
Assorted Buttons
Craft glue/ or a hot glue gun
Hook And Loops White Dots (recommended size 10/12/16 mm)
or buttons/press buttons.

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

Notes:
I use US Crochet stitch terminology.
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.

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

WHAT YOU WILL CROCHET:
Fairy Tale House In The Woods (Snow White; Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel)
Forest Trees Assorted

NOTES: Educational elements for this page – shapes & story play
Fairy-tale inspiration – Red Riding Hood; Snow White & Hansel and Gretel

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Fairy Tale House In The Woods

HOUSE:

CH 30 – color= stone; grey; beige or brown (but be careful with the brown – there are going to be trees)

NOTE: depending on yarn and tension – this stitch is worked in multiples of 6 – you can either add or subtract

ROW 1: Work 1 DC into the 4th CH from hook; work 1 DC into each CH until end (29 DC); TURN
NOTE: please do not you ONLY skip 2 DC first at the start of row 2; then for the rest of row you skip 3 DC.
ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into first DC; CH 3; SKIP 2 DC; work 1 SC in-between the next 2 DC (this will be RIGHT after the last SKIPPED DC);
*CH 3; SKIP 3 DC; work 1 SC in-between the next 2 DC. Repeat from * until last 4 DC; CH 3 SKIP 3 DC and work 1 DC into 3rd of 3CH;l TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 3 DC into next 3 CH space;
work 3 DC into each 3 CH space until end; working 1 DC into last SC; TURN
ROW 4: CH 1; work 1 SC into first DC; CH 3; *SKIP 3 DC; work 1 SC into the space between the group of 3 DC. TIP: it is the space above the previous SC worked. Repeat from * until end working 1 SC into last DC; TURN

Repeat ROW 3 & 4  five times more

LAST ROW: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); *work 2 DC into next 3 CH space; work 1 DC into next SC.
Repeat from * until end working 1 DC into last SC; (28 DC).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

ROOF:

SPECIAL STS: HDC2tog
Step 1: Yarn over hook;
Step 2: Insert hook into the next stitch;
Step 3: Yarn over hook again;
Step 4: Pull the yarn thru the loop on your hook; 3 loops on hook;
Step 5: Insert hook into the next stitch;
Step 6: Yarn over hook again;
Step 7: Pull the yarn thru the loop on your hook; 4 loops on hook;
Step 8: Yarn over hook one more time;
Step 9: Pull the yarn thru all four loops on your hook.

CH 36 – color= beige; stone; grey; rust; brown – (but be careful with the brown – there are going to be trees)

ROW 1: Work 1 HDC into 3rd CH from hook; work 1 HDC into each CH until end (34 HDC plus starting 2 CH = 25 HDC); TURN
NOTE: For the next rows work ONLY into the center loop of the HDC stitch (a HDC has three loops – front; center and back)
ROW 2: CH 1; HDC2tog; work 1 HDC into each ST until LAST 2 STS; HDC2tog (33 HDC); TURN

Repeat ROW 2 until roof fits house and page to your liking – I stopped at 17 STS and I worked an SC row to finish off.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

TREES:

Version One:

Bark – CH 31 – color= brown (light/dark); golden brown; rust
ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (30 SC); TURN
ROW 2-4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (30 SC); TURN
ROW 5: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 20 STS; work 1 HDC into next 4 STS; work 1 DC into next 4 STS; work 1 TR into last 2 STS (30 STS).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Version Two:

Bark – CH 13 – color= brown (light/dark); golden brown; rust
ROW 1: work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (30 SC); TURN
ROW 2-4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into next 4 STS; work 1 HDC into next 4 STS; work 1 SC into next 3 STS (12 STS).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Swirl – color = green x 3 (any); olive green; mint; apple (for Candy Tree – aqua; dark pink; purple)
A – olive green
B – Apple
C – Mint

With A CH 6; SL ST into first CH to form a ring;

ROW 1: CH 1; work [ 1 SC; 1 HDC; 4 DC] into ring; DROP A and leave a loop;
join B; work [ 1 SC; 1 HDC; 4 DC] into ring; DROP B and leave a loop;
join C; work [ 1 SC; 1 HDC; 4 DC] into ring; DROP A and leave a loop.

ROW 2: Pick up A loop; work 2 DC into the next 6 STS; DROP A and leave a loop:
Pick up B loop; work 2 DC into the next 6 STS; DROP B and leave a loop:
Pick up C loop; work 2 DC into the next 6 STS; DROP C and leave a loop.

ROW 3: Pick up A loop; work [1 DC into next 3 STS; work  2 DC into next ST] x 3 ; DROP A and leave a loop:
Pick up B loop; work [1 DC into next 3 STS; work  2 DC into next ST] x 3 ; DROP B and leave a loop:
Pick up C loop; work [1 DC into next 3 STS; work  2 DC into next ST] x 3 ; DROP C and leave a loop.

ROW 4: Pick up A loop; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next 2 STS; SL ST into next and fasten off;
Pick up B loop; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next 2 STS; SL ST into next and fasten off;
Pick up C loop; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next 2 STS; SL ST into next and fasten off.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Triangle- color = green x 3 (any); olive green; mint; apple (for Candy Tree – aqua; dark pink; purple; coral)

With A CH 6; SL ST into first CH to form a ring;

RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 2 DC into ring; CH 3:
work [3 DC; 3 CH] twice into ring; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Join new color with a SL ST into any 3 CH corner space
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work [1 DC; 3 CH; 2 DC] into same corner;
work 1 DC into each DC until next corner;
*work [2 DC; 3 CH; 2 DC] into corner; work 1 DC into each DC until next corner.
Repeat from * once more; SL ST into 3rd of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
RND 3-4: Repeat Rnd 2
RND 5: Join new color with an SC into any 3 CH corner space; work 2 SC into the same corner; work 1 SC into each DC until next corner;
*work 3 SC into corner; work 1 SC into each DC until next corner.
Repeat from * once more; SL ST into first SC.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
 

WINDOW:

Make a magic ring/circle – color= White;

ROW 1: Work 8 DC into ring; TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 2 DC into each ST (16 DC);

continue working along the bottom;

ROW 3: CH 1; work 9 SC evenly along the bottom; TURN
ROW 4-7: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST across (9 SC); TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

With some brown yarn SL ST a frame all around – except for the bottom straight section.
Then sew a cross over the top rounded section.

Window Flower Pot:

CH 13- color= Brown;

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH until end (12 SC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into SAME ST; work 1 DC into each ST until last ST; work 2 DC into last ST (14 DC); SL ST all around piece.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

DOOR:

Make a magic ring/circle – color= Brown;

ROW 1: Work 8 DC into ring; TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same ST; work 2 DC into each ST (16 DC);

continue working along the bottom;

ROW 3: CH 1; work 9 SC evenly along the bottom; TURN
ROW 4-11: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST across (9 SC); TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

With some dark brown yarn SL ST a frame all around.

OPTIONAL PATTERNS:

Birds: (Make 2)

Body:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook

Make a magic circle

RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)
RND 3: Work 2 SC into first 6 STS, work 1 SC and 1 DC into next ST, CH 5, SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 CH STS, work 2 SC over the DC and 1 SC into next 4 SC, work 1 HDC, 1 DC, 6 TR, 1 DC into next ST, SL ST into same ST.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Wings:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook

CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 CH STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH STS, work 1 DC into last 3 CH STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Beak: Attach yellow at the side of the face and make a ‘picot’ – CH 3; SL ST into the 2nd CH – then SL ST into the SAME ST you joined your yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Glue a 10 mm googly eye onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

Small Flowers: (make as many as required)

These are the Teeny Tiny Flowers from Attic24! I think they will work perfectly if you do not wish to use buttons! Click on image for link!

Teeny Tiny Flowers | Attic24

BUILDING THE PAGE:

Surface whip-stitch all the pieces into place.
You only catch the surface top stitches so that you stitches do NOT go thru to the other side of the page.

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE HOW I DO IT!

  • STEP ONE: Attach the house piece;
  • STEP TWO: Attach the roof;
  • STEP THREE: Attach door; window and flower pot;
    Note: only attack the sides and bottom of the flower pot.
  • STEP FOUR: Attach the trees – bark first then tops.
  • STEP FIVE: Use the Hook & Loops/Press/Snap Buttons to decorate your flower pot/trees and house.
    Note:I used the hook & loops to make my house interchangeable for each fairy tale!

My Fairy Tale Playbook Part One | Free Crochet Pattern | Creative Crochet Workshop @creativecrochetworkshop #ccwfairytaleplaybook

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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”

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