Friday, 7 February 2014

Crocheted Dolls House Furniture - Armchair Pattern


A little something different for this Friday's Yarn Scrap Friday. (I've decided to change the name as people were getting confused as to what Forget-me-not Friday was about but the theory is the same!).

I decided on trying my design skills at a small dolls house armchair, just perfect for Melissa and Doug sized dolls and which will definitely excite any little one in your life! I know my 3 year old loves these chairs and even allowed me to borrow her dolls house to model the chairs! She is very good to me. (see below).



So what will you need!

  • Some chunky/bulky weight yarn. I used a dark brown and a light brown
  • 4mm crochet hook for the chair
  • Some DK/Light worsted weight yarn for the cushion. I chose a bright pink!
  • 2.5mm crochet hook for the cushion or any hook that is smaller than a 4mm
  • Yarn needle and scissors


LB = Light Brown
DB = Dark Brown
P = Pink

Notes
This pattern is repeated 4 times to make each chair piece and then sewn together. Only stuff the light brown pieces, do not stuff the dark brown pieces.

Watch the video tutorial here if you prefer, especially for how to sew the pieces together.



Main Chair Piece (make 4 times, 2 in DB and 2 in LB)

Row 1
Using DB or LB ch7, 2sc in 2nd st from hook, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (8)

Row 2
Crocheting back into your foundation chains again, crochet 2sc in 1st chain (same st as last st), 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st - (16 sts in total from rows 1 and 2)

Rounds 3 - 7 (you are now working in the round)
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (16)

Round 8
sc2tog, 1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog twice, 1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog - (12)

If working the 2 LB pieces, stuff them at this point. Do not stuff the two DB pieces.

Row 9
You may want to watch the video for this last round as you will now crochet the project closed by single crocheting it together, joining both sides as you go. So squashing your project flat at the end, crochet the next 2 sts together by placing your hook as normal into your next st and then into the next st from the back and work 1sc. Sc together the next st and the st on the opposite side and do this for all remaining sts (6 in total each side). Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Repeat steps 1-9 above for the other 3 cushions.

Finishing
Sew the two LB pieces together along the two row 9 rows. Now sew each DB piece to the side of the main chair, making sure to have half above the seat and half below to make arms and feet. (see photo). See video for the best way of sewing them together.

Cushion (make twice)

Row 1
Using P ch6, 1sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st along - (5)

Rows 2 - 6
Ch1 (don't count as st), TURN, 1sc in 1st st and in ea st along - (5)

Finishing
Taking both sides, place them together on top of each other and work 1sc neatly around all edges, joining each side as you go, stuff just before you finish with a little stuffing. Fasten off and tie in all tails.


I hope you enjoy this pattern! It's been a little difficult to explain as a written pattern but I hope the hour long video tutorial will help. 

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Happy crafting folks!






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