Spring Fairy House (Crochet)
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Spring Fairy House (Crochet)

Perfect for a springtime display, this little house will welcome tiny magical fairies. You'll love using simple stitches and fun embellishments to crochet the house, and children will love imagining the secret world inside. Texture-changing yarn creates the perfect landscape with a variety of green shades. A sweet butterfly rests on top and a tiny door opens and closes.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Allison Hoffman designs amigurumi with a pop culture twist. She loves to make fun toys with a little nostalgia and a lot of detail. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Conan, and Yo Gabba Gabba. She has been published in several magazines and her work has been featured in galleries in New York, Miami and LA. Her first book will be released in September of 2013 from Lark Crafts. 

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Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron® Simply Soft® – Orchid (A, 1 Skein) and Bone (B, 1 Skein)
  • Red Heart® Soft Yarn – Toast (C, 1 Skein)
  • Red Heart® Boutique™ Changes™ – Jade (D, 1 Skein)
  • Crochet Hooks, Sizes 3.5mm (US E/4) and 5mm (US H/8)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Plastic Canvas (Small)
  • Felt – Blue and White
  • Craft Glue
  • Button, ½" – Brown
  • Feather Butterfly, 3½"
 

Project Instructions

Techniques:
Adjustable ring: Make a ring with yarn. Insert hook into ring, yarn over and draw up a loop. Ch 1, as directed in pattern. Work the stitches required in pattern into the ring. When complete gently, but firmly, pull tail to close up the ring.

Mushroom Cap

With yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 5: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnd 6: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (42 sts)

Rnd 7: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 8: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 9: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 10: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (66 sts)

Rnd 11: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (72 sts)

Rnd 12: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 11 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (78 sts)

Rnd 13: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 12 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (84 sts)

Rnd 14: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 13 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (90 sts)

Rnd 15: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 14 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (96 sts)

Rnd 16: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 15 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (102 sts)

Rnd 17: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 16 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (108 sts)

Rnds 18-20: Sc into each st around.

Rnd 21: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (81 sts)

Rnd 22: *(Sc into next st, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 23: *(Sc into next 7 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 24: *(Sc into next 4 sts, sc2tog), rep from * to end of rnd (40 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long strand of yarn for sewing. Set aside.

 

Mushroom Stem

Starting at the top of the stem, with yarn B and an E hook, ch 40. Join to 1st ch with asl st.

Rnd 1: Hdc into the first ch and each ch around (40 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 19 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (42 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 4: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 5: Hdc into each st around.

Rnd 6: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 7: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (66 sts)

Rnd 8: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (72 sts)

Rnd 9: *(2 Hdc into next st, hdc into next 23 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (75 sts)

Rnds 10-12: Hdc into each st around.

Rnd 13: *(Hdc2tog, hdc into next 23 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (72 sts)

Rnd 14: *(Hdc2tog, hdc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (66 sts)

Rnd 15: *(Hdc2tog, hdc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 16: *(Hdc2tog, hdc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 17: Hdc into each st.

Rnd 18: Working into back loops only (BLO) of each st, *(sc2tog, sc into next 7 sts),rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 19: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (42 sts)

Rnd 20: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnd 21: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 22: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 23: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 24: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 25: Sc2tog around (6 sts).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with the yarn tail. Weave through the last round of stitches and pull to close the hole. Weave end into the inside.

Stuff the Mushroom Stem and Cap, and position Mushroom Cap on top. Stitch together, lining up each stitch, stuffing more as you go. Set aside.

 

Porch

With yarn B and E hook, ch 12.

Row 1: Hdc into 3rd ch and next 9 sts (10 sts)

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc into each st across (10 sts)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, working into BLO, hdc into 3rd ch and next 10 sts (11 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc into each st (11 sts)

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, hdc into 3rd ch and next 2 sts (3 sts)

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc into 3 sts (3 sts)

Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc into next 3 sts, ch 10 (3 sts)

Row 11: Ch 2, turn, hdc into 3rd ch from the hook, next 9 ch, and next 2 sts (12 sts)

Row 12: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc into next 9 sts (11 sts)

Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc into front loops only (FLO) of next 10 sts (10 sts)

Rows 14-17: Ch 2, turn, hdc into each st (10 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Lay the Porch piece flat over a piece of plastic canvas. Trace the shape onto the canvas. Trim the canvas, cutting into three pieces slightly smaller than the crocheted piece.

Stitch the plastic canvas pieces around the edges into the Porch shape. Fold the crocheted fabric around the assembled pieces and stitch edges around to secure. Position the Porch onto the base of the Mushroom. Using matching yarn B, sew the two edges into place as shown. Weave in ends.

 

Porch Roof

With yarn C and an E hook, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 6 ch (7 sts)

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st (7 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc into BLO of each st (7 sts)

Rows 9-15: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st (7 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Sew the Roof to the top of the Porch along each side and across the front, and sew the back to the house. Weave in ends.

 

Door

With yarn C and an E hook, ch 7.

Row 1: Hdc into 3rd ch from hook and next 4 sts (5 sts)

Rows 2-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc into each st.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into first st, hdc into next st, (hdc, 2 dc, hdc) into next st, hdc into next st, sc into last st (7 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc evenly all the way around edge.

Fasten off and leave a long tail.

Sew a small brown button to the front of the Door. Lay the Door on a piece of plastic canvas and trace the shape of the Door. Trim the canvas smaller than the Door. Use the yarn tail to sew the Door to the plastic canvas. Thread a yarn needle with yarn B (light brown) and stitch several long stitches across the front of the Door. Sew one side of the door to the Porch opening. Weave in ends.

 

Large Windows (Make 2)

With yarn C and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Position into place on the House and use the yarn tail to sew to the house.

Cut a small circle from blue felt. Cut circle into four pieces and glue to the Window.

 

Small Window (Make 1)

With yarn C and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Position into place on the House and use the yarn tail to sew to the house.

Cut a small circle from blue felt. Cut circle into four pieces and glue to the Window.

 

Grass

With yarn D and an H hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next 3 sts, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 5: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnd 6: Sc into next 5 st, 2 sc into next 3 sts, sc into next 15 sts, 2 sc into next 3sts, sc into next 10 sts (42 sts)

Rnd 7: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 8: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 9: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 10: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (66 sts)

Rnd 11: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (72 sts)

Rnd 12: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 11 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (78 sts)

Rnd 13: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 12 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (84 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly

Using a dark green strand of yarn, sew House to Grass. At several spots around the House, weave a strand up the side of the house, securing with small diagonal stitches to look like leaves on a vine. Stitch all the way around the House and Porch, avoiding the Door opening.

 

Cut several ovals from white felt and glue to the top of the House.

Remove any wire or clip from the bottom of the butterfly, if necessary. Glue the butterfly to the top of the House with strong craft glue.

 

Abbreviations

Ch: Chain
Sc: Single Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
St: Stitch
Rnd: Round
Rep: Repeat
Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 stitches Together
Hdc2tog: Half Double Crochet 2 stitches Together

Tips

The pieces are all crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals, unless otherwise noted. Use a locking stitch marker if necessary to mark the beginning of each round. When you complete a round, move the marker to the loop on your hook and continue crocheting.