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WIP – 3/22/17 Woodland Themed Afghan My New Cabin and Vintage Camper Appliques

Well I’ve managed to get another pine tree made for my afghan but most of my week was spent working on a couple of my own applique patterns. Like I’ve stated before, I’m going to have eight pine tree appliques on my afghan but I’ve decided I want the other 23 to all be different… I don’t want any repeats. Since the crochet-along I’m following is only doing nine animals (and of course the pine tree) that leaves me 14 blocks to put other appliques on. I found a Robin and made a mouse and a moose but I’ve been thinking about putting things other than animals on my afghan… I mean, we already have the trees, right? So I’ve been thinking along the lines of camping and outdoor sports/recreation type things. I’ve not had any luck finding such patterns online soooo…. that’s what prompted me to start making my own!  First project – a cabin applique!

Cabin

Cabin Applique

Measures approximately 5.5” tall by 4.5” wide.

 Supplies                                                                                    
• medium worsted weight yarn (4)

I used:

12.5 yards – Loops and Threads in Chocolate

17 yards – Loops and Threads in Soft Taupe

2.5 yards – Loops and Threads in Cherry

1 yard – Loops and Threads in Deep Forest

3 yards – Loops and Threads in Terracotta

5 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in White

1 yard – Red Heart Super Saver in Black

• Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

• Tapestry needle

CABIN

Chain 2 counts as a stitch.

With Chocolate

Row 1: Ch 17, dc into 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 2-4: Dc in next and across, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 5: Dc in next and across. Fasten off, leave long tail to attach to your granny square. Cabin piece should measure about 2.5” tall and 4.25” wide.

Using your tapestry needle and 1 yard of white yarn, run lines of white lengthwise between the stitches of your cabin to make it look like ‘caulking’ between the ‘logs’.

DOOR

Chain does not count as a stitch.

With Terracotta

Row 1: Ch 4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 2-5: Sc across, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 6: Sc across (3)

Fasten off, leave long tail. Door should measure about 2” tall and 1” wide.

Using your tapestry needle and black yarn, stitch a door handle.

Now, with the terracotta long tail, sew the door to the cabin.

ROOF

The roof is worked from the top down, and in 3 parts. Chain does not count as a stitch.

Part 1 – With 8.5 yards of Soft Taupe

Row 1: Ch 13, sc into 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (12)

Row 2: In BLO – 2dc in 1st st, dc 10, 2dc in last, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 3: In FLO – 2dc in 1st st, sc 12, 2sc in last, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 4: In BLO – 2dc in 1st st, dc 14, 2dc in last (18)

Fasten off, leave a long tail. Using your tapestry needle, attach roof to cabin. Leave extra yarn tail to be able to attach the rest of the roof to your granny square. Piece should measure about 2” tall and 4.5” at the widest part.

Part 2 – With 2.5 yards of Soft Taupe

Holding your cabin upside down, attach soft taupe yarn to top, right corner of roof, dc in same and across. Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Part 3 – With Deep Forest

Thread your tapestry needle and randomly stitch ‘blobs’ of ‘moss’ around on roof.

WINDOWS

Make 2. Chain does not count as a stitch.

You will need 2 yards of white yarn, 3 yards of soft taupe and about 6 inches of black per window.

With White

Row 1: Ch 4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 2: Sc across (3)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Using your tapestry needle and black yarn, stitch “plus signs” into your windows to make it look like it has window panes.

With Soft Taupe

Slip stitch around window edge to make a border. Fasten off, leave long tail and use it to sew window to cabin.

CHIMNEY

Chain does not count as a stitch.

With Cherry

Row 1: Ch 4, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 2-3: Sc across, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 4: Sc across (3)

Fasten off, leave a long tail. Using your tapestry needle, attach chimney to roof. Leave extra yarn tail to be able to attach the rest of the chimney to your granny square.

Chimney should measure about 1.5” tall and 1” wide.

Now stitch your cabin, roof and chimney to your granny square and you’re done!

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE


And here is my second project… a vintage camper applique! This was a lot of fun 🙂

Camper

Vintage Camper Applique

Measures approximately 4” tall by 5” wide.

Supplies                                                                                           

• medium worsted weight yarn (4)

I used:

9.5 yards – Big Twist Yarns, Value, in Medium Rose

9.5 yards – Big Twist Yarns, Value, in Soft Gray

10 yards – Vanna’s Choice Silver Heather (I wanted something metal-looking)

1.5 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in White

2 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in Black

• Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

• Tapestry needle

CAMPER

With Medium Rose (you will need 8 yards)

Row 1: Ch 13, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2: 2sc into first, sc 10, 2sc in last, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 3: 2sc into first, sc 12, 2sc in last, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 4: 2sc into first, sc 14, 2sc in last, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 5: Sc across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 6: Sc across, change to soft gray (you will need 8 yards), ch 1, turn (18)

Row 7-9: Sc across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 10: Scdec, sc 14, scdec, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 11: Scdec, sc 12, scdec, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 12: Scdec, sc 10, scdec, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 13: Scdec, sc 8, scdec (10) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Piece should be about 3.5” tall and 4.5” wide.

With Silver Heather (you will need 4.5 yards) – Starting on the middle right side, where the color change is, loosely slip stitch around the edge of camper until you get to the bottom right stitch that is just before it starts to curve up. (We are going to make the tongue of the camper now).  Ch 5, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 3 more and sl st into next stitch on camper. Continue to slip stitch until you get to your first slip stitch. Turn and slip stitch across camper, in between the two color changes.  Fasten off, leave a long tail so you can sew camper onto your granny square after you finish the following steps.

DOOR

With Medium Rose (you will need 1.5 yards)

 Row 1: Ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 2: Sc across, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 3: Sc across, change to soft gray (you will need 1.5 yards), ch 1, turn (4)

Row 4-5: Sc across, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 6: Sc across (4) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Door should be about 2.5” tall and 1.5” wide.

With Silver Heather (you will need 3 yards) – Loosely slip stitch along the edges of your door, as well as across the center where the color change occurs between the medium rose color and the soft gray. Fasten off, leave long tail and sew door onto camper.

WINDOW

With White (you will need 1.5 yards)

Row 1: Ch 6, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (5)

Row 2: Sc across (5) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Window should be about 1” tall and 1.5” wide.

With Silver Heather (you will need 1.5 yards) – Loosely slip stitch along the edges of your window.  Fasten off, leave long tail and sew window onto camper.

WHEEL

With Silver Heather (you will need 1 yard)

Rnd 1: MR, sc 6 into ring, sl st to join (6) Cut yarn.

Rnd 2: Change to black (you will need 2 yards), 2sc in each st around (12) Fasten off, leave long tail and sew wheel onto camper.

Now sew your camper to your granny square and you’re done!

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE

I hope you enjoyed these patterns! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Do you have any other ideas for a woodland themed afghan? I’d love to hear them!

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12 thoughts on “WIP – 3/22/17 Woodland Themed Afghan My New Cabin and Vintage Camper Appliques

  1. Thank you! What a great idea about the doll house and gingerbread house! I may have to work on that 🙂 And the tent and campfire…. oh I’m excited!

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  2. How about some wildflowers and butterflies? i’ve found appliques for a snail and a turtle. And I, too, like your cabin and camper. Thanks for sharing your creations. I’ll be watching for more. 🙂

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  3. Can you tell me where to get the pattern for the granny square And what size hook you use for the camper because I can’t seem to get it to fit on my granny square
    Penny

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