Jammy Dodger Cookie (a.k.a. TARDIS Self-Destruct Button)

January 2, 2014 in Free Patterns


Free Jammy Dodger Doctor Who Crochet Pattern from RiotofDaisies.com

 

I made this little cookie known in the UK as a “jammy dodger” to go along with a Doctor Who themed gift for a friend.  The pattern is super simple but I wanted to share it for fans who might like to make their own.  Even if you’re not a fan of the show, this little pattern would make a great fun food item for kids.  You can try different colors of yarn for the filling.  It only takes a few yards of each color so this would be a great way to use up scraps, too.

Tools & Materials:

Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in cookie (CC) and (JC) jam colors.

Abbreviations

hdc = US half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
ch = chain
*…* = Repeat instructions between the specified number of times

Pattern Notes

This pattern is crocheted in rounds which means you will chain to increase height at the start of a new round but you will not turn your work.  The chain counts as the first hdc of the next round. Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the start of the round so you’ll know where to slip stitch into to close the round.

Pattern Gauge

Since the cookie is the size of a gauge swatch I’ll just say the total cookie is approximately 3″ diameter. Gauge is not critical, but if you are worried, make the cookie bottom first. If it curls in a lot your gauge is too tight, if it ends up wavy on the edges your gauge is too loose. You want to crochet so that you make a relatively flat circle.

Cookie Top

The first round is done in the Jam Color, then subsequent rounds are done in the Cookie Color.  By crocheting into the front loops on Round 2, it will cause the middle of the cookie to indent, looking like a cut out hole with jam underneath.  Doing so may cause the cookie portion to flip up but don’t worry, when you assemble the cookie you will sew it to be flat.  I chose to do it this way rather than just making an opening because it gives a nicer finished look.

Round 1: With JC, make 6 hdc in a magic ring. Sl st in top of first hdc to close the ring.  Break yarn, leaving a tail to weave in and pull through last stitch.
Round 2: Join CC in front loop.  *2 HDC  in front loop*  each st around. Sl st in top of first HDC. (12  sts)
Round 3: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* 5 times.  Sl st in top of ch 2 (18 sts)
Round 4: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next two sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* 5 times. Sl st in top of ch 2 (24 times)

Break yarn and pull through last stitch. Weave in all ends being sure to pull the magic ring tightly closed.

Cookie Bottom

Round 1: With CC, make 6 hdc in a magic ring. sl st in top of first hdc. Sl st in top of first hdc.
Round 2: ch2, hdc in same st.  *2 HDC in next st* 5 times.  Sl st(12  sts)
Round 3: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* 5 times  Sl st in top of ch 2 (18 sts)
Round 4: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next two sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* 5 times Sl st in top of ch 2  (24 times)

Break yarn and pull through last stitch.  Weave in all ends being sure to pull the magic ring tightly closed.

 

Free Jammy Dodger Doctor Who Crochet Pattern from RiotofDaisies.com

Jam Filling

Since the first round of the  Cookie Top will bump down, we need to make a ring, not a circle, or it will be too thick in the middle.  We will do this by doing the same number of stitches as round two for the cookie pieces as our first round of the Jam Filling so there will be an opening in the middle.

Round 1: With JC, make 12 hdc in a magic ring. Sl st. in top of first hdc.
Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* 5 times  Sl st in top of ch 2  (18 sts)
Round 3: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc in next two sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* 5 times  Sl st in top of ch 2  (24 times)

Break yarn and pull through last stitch.   Adjust the hole in the magic ring so that the spot of jam in the Cookie Top will fit neatly in the hole and the jam filling fits between the two cookies. Weave in all ends.

Assembly

Stack the two Cookie pieces with wrong sides facing and the Jam Filling between aligned around the bump in the Cookie Top.  Using a long scrap of CC, sew through all three layers around the outer edge of the cookie to secure. Weave in  any remaining ends and you’re done!

Here’s my cookie with the Christmas Ood I made from this charming pattern by Makayla Yager.

Free Jammy Dodger Doctor Who Crochet Pattern from RiotofDaisies.com

If you’re curious about why I’ve called it a TARDIS self-destruct button watch this:

Snowball Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern

November 25, 2013 in Free Patterns, Front Page

Free Snowball Christmas Ornament crochet pattern.

Tools & Materials:

Size F (3.75) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in red, green, white, and black
Two 6mm plastic safety eyes
Black embroidery floss
Stuffing material

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
dec= single crochet decrease
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
Pattern Notes

Amigurumi are crocheted in spirals which means that you do not join rounds or chain to increase height. Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the end of the round. In order for the pieces to hold their shape, use a fairly stiff yarn and crochet tightly. Stuff the pieces until they are firm but do not over stuff them as it will distort the shape.

Holly Berries (Red)

Yarn knots are used to create the berries for the holly leaves.  Yarn knots are made by making a regular knot, but wrapping the yarn multiple times  before pulling tight. Make  2 red yarn knots with three wraps.

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Ball (White)

Round 1: sc 6 in a magic ring
Round 2: * 2 sc in next st * 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3: * sc 1, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: * sc 2, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: * sc 3, 2 sc in next st* 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6-8: sc 30
Round 9: *sc 3, dec* 6 times (24 sts)
Make mouth using black embroider floss over row 6. Add eyes between rows 7 and 8, 5 stitches apart. Partially stuff the head.
Round 10: *sc 2, dec* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 11: *sc 1, dec* 6 times (12 sts)
Round 12: dec 6 times (6 sts)

Finish stuffing with fiberfill. More is better. Fasten off and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the last six stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in tail.

Leaf (Green) x 2

Chain 2
In 2nd ch from hook: sl st, sc, ch, sc, sl st.
Cut yarn and pull through leaving a tail to sew on the leaves

Top Hat (Black)

In round 4 you will stitch in the back loops only to cause it to fold down to form the side of the hat.  In Round 10 you will stitch in the front loops only to cause it to fold out to form the brim of the hat.

Round 1: sc 6 in a magic ringhat_detail Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc* 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4:sc in BLO in each st around (18 sts)
Rounds 5-9: In both loops,, sc in each st around (18 sts)
Round 10: In FLO, *2 sc, sc in next 2 sts* 6 times (24 sts)
Round 11: Going under both loops, *2 sc, sc in next 3 sts* 6 times (30 sts)

Sl st 3 times to create a smooth edge. Cut yarn and pull tail through last st leave a long tail for sewing the hat on.  Weave it through the brim to the edge where you crocheted in FLO.

Using red yarn, back stitch around the hat to make a red band.  Sew leaves to hat off center and slightly over lapping by pulling both tails through just above where the brim of the hat starts. and knotting them together twice then trimming the tails.  Add berries in the same way at the base of the leaves.

Loop for Hanging (Green)

Ch 15
sl st in 14th st from hook
sl st in last stitch.
Break yarn and pull through.
Attach to top center of hat.

Assembly

Partially stuff the top hat but do not over stuff it or the shape will be distorted.  Sew hat to ball using same colored yarn. Add more stuffing to the hat if needed before closing the seam.

Crochet Doorstop Pattern

November 1, 2013 in Free Patterns

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We just moved into a new place last week and I’m still getting my studio set back up, but I couldn’t resist whipping up this little pattern.  When it starts to get cool outside at night we like to turn the heat off in the rest of the apartment and only heat the bedroom while we’re sleeping. The cat, on the other hand, is morally opposed to closed doors and will cry and paw at them all night to be let in or out.  Normally we would just leave the door cracked, but while this place is new to us the building is a bit old and the bedroom door swings open of its own accord (queue spooky music).

Being a crochet MacGyver, I immediately dreamed up this pattern.  So far its working like a charm.  It keeps the door from swinging open on its own but we can easily move it ourselves so it can stay there all the time.

Tools & Materials:

Size F (3.75) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in any color
Yarn Needle
Stuffing material

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
sc dec= single crochet decrease
sc inc = singel crochet increase
st = stitch

Pattern Notes

Both ends of the doorstop should be stuffed tightly.  The amount of stuffing you put in the tube between the ends will depend on the gap you have under your door.  In the bedroom where there is carpet there is very little gap between the bottom of the door and the floor so I used no stuffing.

Round 1-12 form the first ball, round 13-18 form the tube between them, and the remaining rounds form the remaining ball.  You may need to vary the length of the tube for the thickness of your door.  When the doorstop is inserted under the edge of the door, the two ball ends should squeeze up around the door and press against the floor, holding everything in place.

Crochet Doorstop

Round 1: Make 6 sc in a magic ring

Round 2:  sc inc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 3: *sc, sc inc* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 4: *2 sc, sc inc* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 5: *3 sc, sc inc* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 6: *4 sc, sc inc* 6 times (36 sts)

Round 7-8: sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 9: *sc 4, sc dec* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 10: *sc 3, sc dec* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 11: *sc 2, sc dec* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 12: *sc, sc dec* 6 times (12 sts)

Stuff  first ball tightly with stuffing.

Round 13-18: sc in each st around (12 sts)

If stuffing of the tube is desired, stuff now.  You may want to stuff it and try it under your door until you reach the desired thickness.

Round 19: *sc, sc inc* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 20: *sc 2, sc inc* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 21: *sc 3, sc inc* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 22: *sc 4, sc inc* 6 times (36 sts)

Round 23-24: sc in each st around (36 sts)

Round 25: *sc 4, sc dec* 6 times (30 sts)

Round 26: *sc 3, sc dec* 6 times (24 sts)

Round 27: *sc 2, sc dec* 6 times (18 sts)

Round 28: *sc, sc dec* 6 times (12 sts)

Make a wad of stuffing about the size of a golf ball and push it in the second ball. This will keep your stuffing from going down the tube. Tightly stuff the rest of the second ball.

Round 29: sc dec around (6 sts)

Cut yarn and pull through last stitch, leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch around each of the 6 stitches in the last round and pull tight to close.  Weave in the end.

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