Friday, December 2, 2011

Free Pattern Friday! Crafty Christmas Cottage

Crafty Christmas Cottage Village

A few years ago I found a set of tiny cardboard glittery houses at the Salvation Army. Since then I've collected a few others, mostly new ones and not the vintage treasures with the little cellophane windows. I love those things! They give an instant retro vibe to our Christmas decor and a magical glow when they're lined up on a bed of plastic snow.
Working with yarn to make these little houses, you get to pick any color you want, embellish the outside with soft felt doors and windows, and trim them with icicles. I made three in my favorite retro Christmas color combo. They are crocheted in one long piece for the house, another piece for the roof, and the bottom is left open so that you can get fancy and put in one of those adorable little electric tea lights. I wish my camera would have captured the glow these little houses were giving off! Finish off with a good sprinkling of plastic snow and a dusting of fine iridescent glitter: magic!

Crafty Christmas Cottage

You will need...
Yarn (all worsted weight):
  Your favorite color (for the house)
  White (for the roof)
  Size E/3.5 mm (or your favorite! The larger the hook, the larger the house!)

  White felt
  Craft glue
  Electric tealight (optional)
  Plastic snowflakes (optional)
  Glitter (optional, but not really!)

BLO: crochet into back loops only
ch: chain 
rep: repeat
sc: single crochet 
sl st: slip stitch
st: stitch 

With your favorite color yarn and an E hook, ch 9.
R1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 7 ch (8)
R2-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (8)
R9: Ch 1, turn. Sc into BLO of each st (8)
R10: Ch 2, turn. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 8 st (9)
R11: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (9)
R12: Ch 2, turn. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 9 st (10)
R13: Ch 1, turn. Sc into next 9 st (skip the last st) (9)
R14: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (9)
R15: Ch 1, turn. Sc into next 8 st (skip the last st) (8)
R16: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (8)
R17: Ch 1 , turn. Sc into BLO of each st (8)
R18-32: Repeat R2-16.
R33: Turn. Fold the piece into a house shape so that R1 and R32 meet. Sl st the edges together. Fasten off and weave in ends.

With white yarn and an E hook, ch 12.
R1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 10 st (11)
R2-6: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (11)
R7: Ch 1, turn. Sc into BLO of each st (11)
R8-12: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st (11)
**If you'd like, you can sc around the edge of the roof to make a smooth edge, as I did with the pink and the red houses. 
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with the tail and sew the roof to the house. The roof will have about 1/4" overhang all the way around. Weave in ends.
**If you have a problem with the roof curling up, spray it with spray starch and let dry flat or iron with a warm iron before you sew it to the house. DON'T use a hot iron on acrylic yarn!

Cut door and window shapes from white felt and attach to house with craft glue. 
Cut long narrow strips from white felt. "Fringe" the edges by snipping in two directions along one edge to make a zig-zag pattern. Glue the strips to the edges of the roof as desired for icicles.

Hope you like these! I've been looking forward to this pattern for a long time!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! God Bless!


  1. These are absolutely aDORable!!! I haven't crochet'd in 30 yrs, and now ya got me wanting to start up again! Love these!

    debi boring

  2. Love, love, LOVE this!

    Thank you so much for such a merry & festive project.

  3. I am your newest follower on FB. I am from LG, TX. Very exciting to be on Martha today. Congrats! These are so cute and great in time for Christmas.

  4. these are so cute, allie. i love how they turned out. mom

  5. I just got addicted to Amiguruimi and wondered if you have a pattern for the cute girl with the black hair pigtails, that is on the side of your page. All the Patterns are so cute!
    Thank you

    1. That particular pattern is for Kai-lan and she is under the buy pattern tab

  6. Very sweet pattern! Thanks for sharing..


  8. Found you today, I was thinking of crocheting a house and small trees, flowers, etc along with a small gold fencing that Ibought at a thrift store. Had no idea at first what to do with the fencing g. Thank you for making my idea come to life.

  9. Love these!! My daughter is sooo broke & yet she loves to give gifts! She has been wanting to learn how to crochet & this would be perfect for us to make for her co -workers!!! Thank you!!

  10. These cottages are really beautiful. Many thanks. Have you thought of adding a pattern for a little church with a spire?

  11. Why MY Canon PIXMA G3200 Wireless printer stays disconnected windows and macintosh shows disconnected issues. Actually, clients may take a stab at playing out the means beneath to change the status of Canon Pixma G3200 Printer To Wifi.


  12. hey if u looking best Current affair in hindi but before that what is current affair ? any thing that is coming about in earth political events. things that act on the meeting, if need this visit our website and get best Current affair in hindi

  13. Hi, I really enjoyed reading your post, and hope to read more. thank you so much for sharing this informative blog. You may also like.

  14. The global Diaper Market was valued at USD 44.88 billion in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.82% during the forecast period (2021-2026).​ Owing to the increasing awareness regarding maintaining the hygiene of infants, parents have strongly adopted the usage of baby diapers. Ongoing advancements in the fabric used in a diaper, absorption capabilities, and special user-friendly features of diapers have led to competitors gaining a higher market share. Increasing demand for natural and hygienic products is driving manufacturers to develop bio-based disposable diapers, which is also projected to propel market demand.​ Market players are engaged in innovating the diaper technology, some of the key trends in the diapers market include eco-friendly/biodegradable diapers, electronic diapers, organic diapers, and pant style diapers.

  15. Interesting Blog! I read your blog, I am really impressed by your amazing post. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Keep posting. If you want to configure Verizon Server Settings in Outlook. Visit our blog.

  16. The MMORPG genre draws players from all kinds of categories. It's a video game created by ReeSoesbee, Jeff Grubb, and Bobby Stein. The game was programmed by James Boer. The game has received awe-inspiring reviews from various magazinesneed for speed most wanted Free download pc and twixtor Pro crack with mixpad crack Download and download 3d lut creator pro full crack my Hitman Pro Crack Download also japanese horror movies ue Renee PassNow Crack Download nd Tone2 ElectraX Crack with Ummy Video Downloader Crack Download and zmodeler 3 crack DownloadThe MMORPG genre draws players from all kinds of categories. It's a video game created by ReeSoesbee, Jeff Grubb, and Bobby Stein. The game was programmed by James Boer. The game has received awe-inspiring reviews from various magazines


  17. vegus168 ไอดีไลน์
    สมัครสมาชิกได้ตลอด 24 ชั่วโมง ฟุตบอล ออนไลน์ครบทุกลึคใหญ่ ลีคดัง ให้ค่าตอบแทนสูง

  18. Crafty Christmas Cottage pattern for Free Pattern Friday! 🏡🎄 Excited to start this festive project. Who else is diving into holiday crafts?
    For social media marketing in delhi Visit:-

  19. you see and blend in the bought Ryan Gosling Varsity Jacket or upper with the simplest outfits to make a statement.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...