Fairy Tale Theme: Little Red Riding Hood – The Forest

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This week we have an another adorable Fairy Tale Theme Granny Square Design from our Guest Contributor Joanita Theron of the Creative Crochet Workshop. If you are unfamiliar with her designs you are in for a treat. I adore her Crochet Playbook Series of designs. They make the perfect gifts for parents with young children. I often wish I had had one when Darla and Drew were younger – they would have been the perfect play toy for every restaurant and adult social event we needed to attend with them in tow. You can pack the crochet playbooks easily in your bag and pull them out for your children to enjoy. An absolute brilliant idea! Check them out here: Crochet Playbooks

The post provided for us today is for an ongoing Crochet Along project to create a Fairy Tale Themed Blanket. To find out which squares are already available please visit Joanita: Fairy Tale Theme 


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Little Red Riding Hood – The Forest.

The 11th in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
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Grandma’s House

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of green
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in brown and gree
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

House:
With green yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

CH 5
RND 1: Work 2 DC into 4th CH from hook; CH 3:
* work 3 DC into same ST; CH 3. Repeat from * 2 more times.
SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
RND 2-6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into each DC of previous round and work [2 DC; 2 CH; 2 DC] into each corner; SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Tree Bark:
With brown yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

CH 16
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end; TURN
ROW 2-4: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (15 SC); TURN
ROW 5: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 10 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into last 3 STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

CH 11
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into each CH until end; TURN
ROW 2-3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (11 SC); TURN
ROW 4: CH 1; work 1 SC into next 5 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into last 3 STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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Tree Tops:
With green(s)yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

Make a magic ring
RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 11 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into top of 3 CH
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same space; work 2 DC into each ST until end of round (24 DC); SL ST into top of 3 CH
RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same space; work 1 DC into next ST.
*Work 2 DC into next ST; work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round (36 DC); SL ST into top of 3 CH
RND 4: CH 1; work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into first ST; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS;
*work [1 SC; 2 HDC] into next ST; work [2 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS
work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into next ST; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS.
Repeat from * until there are 7 ‘petals’.  SL ST into remaining STS until end of round.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

Make a magic ring
RND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 11 DC into ring (12 DC); SL ST into top of 3 CH
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC); work 1 DC into same space; work 2 DC into each ST until end of round (24 DC); SL ST into top of 3 CH
RND 3: CH 1; work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into first ST; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS;
*work [1 SC; 2 HDC] into next ST; work [2 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS
work [1 SC; 1 HDC; 1 DC] into next ST; work [1 DC; 1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; SL ST into next 2 STS.
Repeat from * until there are 5 ‘petals’.  SL ST into remaining STS until end of round.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

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ASSEMBLING THE SQUARE:

 

Sew tree barks onto square – use photo as guide.

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Sew tree tops onto square – overlapping the tree barks – DO NOT sew the petals – rather use RND 3 (RND 2 for smaller tree top) to attach to square – see photos.

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The Forest

 

Happy Hooking 🙂

 


Joanita Theron is the Owner and Designer at the Creative Crochet Workshop. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing her free crochet pattern for The Forest. Check out the rest of the Fairy Tale Themed Granny Squares too! I can’t wait to see the final finished blanket ♥

They are simply adorable!

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