I finally sat down to put the tutorial together for these cute little houses. I am so in love with them that I can literally make these all day long! Maybe that’s what I’ll do this evening!
I saw this cute little bunting on Pinterest a few months back and knew right away I had to give these a try. So out came some yarn & a hook and after a few trials and errors, I finally settled on a pattern I was happy with.
Now these are made top down so they will appear to be upside down in the pictures below, but worry not! Once we done with them, a quick flip and they will be ready to move in!
Any yarn and a one hook size smaller than the recommended size. (I have used an Aran cotton yarn with a 4.5mm hook for the tutorial below)
A darning Needle
A pair of scissors
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
Pattern & Tutorial
Make a slip knot. Ch 4 and make 2 dc’s in the 4th ch from the hook. (Total 3 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3 (this ch 3 will be counted as 1 dc in all rounds). Make 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch and 2 dc’s in the last stitch. (Total 5 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3. Make 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next 3 sts and then 2 dc’s in the last st. (Total 7 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3. Make 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts and then 2 dc’s in the last stitch. (Total 9 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3. Make 1 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 7 sts and then 2 dc’s in the last stitch. (Total 11 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3. 1 dc in the next 10 sts. There are no increases in the stitch count from this row onwards. (Total 11 dc’s)
Turn work and ch 3. Make 1 dc in next 2 sts. Then (ch 2, skip 2 sts and make 1 dc in the next st) twice. Make 1 dc each in the last 2 remaining sts. (Total 7 dc’s & 2 ch 2 spaces)
Turn work and ch 3. Make 1 dc in next 2 sts. Then 2 dc in the 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in the next st (which is the dc from below), 2 dc in the next 2 ch-sp and 1 dc in the last 3 sts. Cut yarn and weave in the ends. (Total 11 dc’s)
And we are ready to flip our houses!
All weaved in and ready to move in!
Now, I used a 4.5 mm hook while making the sample above but I also made a few using a 4mm hook. You can see the difference in size below.
The 4 mm ones do curl a bit but nothing a bit of blocking wont fix.
Wet blocking (either soak before pinning to the board or pin and then spray water, leave till completely dry) works well for cotton yarn. If you use acrylic yarn, then steam blocking works like magic on them. Super fast and very efficient.
And we are all done!
You can turn these into a bunting or a garland. They can be used as an appliqué or as Christmas tree decorations. The possibilities are endless and I’m sure all you amazing crafter’s will find brilliant and unique ways to use this pattern. If you share your makes on Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest then do tag me or use #littlecrochethouses or #knitpurlhook so we can all get inspired by your lovely creations.
Have a great day. And thank you for stopping by.