How To Make A Camp Fire

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Create this amazing campfire designed by @coastalcrochet It’s a great decoration or toy for your little ones!

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You Will Need

Materials:

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK Yarn (100g): 2 balls Red, 1 ball Yellow, 1 ball Orange, 1 ball Light Pink, 1 ball White,

Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Yarn (100g): 1 ball Biscuit, 1 ball Choc, 1 ball Grey,

4.00mm hook,

4.50mm hook,

Salix copper craft wire 2.00 mm,

Toy stuffing,

Stitch marker,

Yarn needle,

Scissors.

Abbreviations

BL: back loop,

ch: chain,

cm: centimetres,

dc: double crochet,

dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together,

DK: double knitting,

FL: front loop,

mm: millimetres,

rep: repeat,

RS: right side,

ss: slip stitch,

st(s): stitch(es),

tch: turning chain

Pattern Notes: The fire is made up of individual flames which are stitched together at the end. Each flame is made with two separate identical pieces which are sewn together and then very lightly stuffed to give some rigidity to the fire and enable it to stand freely.

The campfire set is to scale and when displayed with logs and pebbles around the campfire it has a diameter of approximately 35 cm.

The turning chains count as a stitch throughout the pattern. A stitch marker can be used to place into the turning chains making it easier to identify on the next row or round.

When crocheting into foundation chains throughout the pattern, go under both top strands unless otherwise stated.

How To Make

Centre Tall Red Flame (MAKE 2)

With Red and a 4.0mm hook ch12

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1st and 2nd st here and throughout), 1dc in each ch to end, ch1 (counts as 1st st of next row here and throughout), turn (11 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 – 22 rep row 2

Row 23 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (9 sts)

Row 24 – 28 rep row 2

Row 29 1dc into st at base of tch, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 30 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 31 – 34 rep rows 29 and 30 two times

Row 35 – 39 rep row 30

Row 40 – 45 rep rows 29 and 30 three times

Row 46 rep row 30

Row 47 rep row 23 (7 sts)

Row 48 rep row 30

Row 49 rep row 23 (5 sts)

Row 50 – 51 rep row 30

Row 52 rep row 29

Row 53 – 54 rep row 30

Row 55 dc2tog in next 2 sts twice, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 56 – 57 rep row 30

Row 58 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 59 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 1 flame in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flame and sew bottom closed.

 

Medium Red Flames (MAKE 4)

Follow instructions for Centre Tall Red Flame until end of row 52

Row 53 dc2tog in next 2 sts twice, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 54 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 55 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 56 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 2 flames in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flames and sew bottom closed.

 

Small Red Flames (MAKE 4)

With Red and a 4.0mm hook ch11

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, ch1, turn (10 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 – 18 rep row 2

Row 19 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (8 sts)

Row 20 – 25 rep row 2

Row 26 rep row 19 (6 sts)

Row 27 rep row 2

Row 28 rep row 19 (4 sts)

Row 29 rep row 2

Row 30 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in final st, ch1, turn (3sts)

Row 31 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 32 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 33 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 2 flames in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flames and sew bottom closed.

 

Medium Orange Flames (MAKE 4)

With Orange and a 4.0mm hook ch12

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, ch1, turn (11 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 – 15 rep row 2

Row 16 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (9 sts)

Row 17 – 18 rep row 2

Row 19 rep row 16 (7 sts)

Row 20 – 22 rep row 2

Row 23 1dc into st at base of tch, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 24 – 26 rep row 2

Row 27 rep row 23

Row 28 rep row 2

Row 29 rep row 23

Row 30 rep row 16 (5 sts)

Row 31 – 37 rep row 2

Row 38 rep row 23

Row 39 rep row 2

Row 40 dc2tog in next 2 sts twice, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 41 – 44 rep row 2

Row 45 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 46 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 2 flames in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flames and sew bottom closed.

 

Small Orange Flames (MAKE 4)

With Orange and a 4.0mm hook ch10

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, ch1, turn (9 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 – 18 rep row 2

Row 19 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (7 sts)

Row 20 – 25 rep row 2

Row 26 rep row 19 (5 sts)

Row 27 rep row 2

Row 28 dc2tog in next 2 sts twice, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 29 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 30 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 31 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 2 flames in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flames and sew bottom closed.

 

Centre Yellow Flame (MAKE 2)

Centre Yellow Flame

With Yellow and a 4.0mm hook ch13

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, ch1, turn (12 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 rep row 2

Row 4 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (10 sts)

Row 5 1dc into st at base of tch, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 6 rep row 2

Row 7 1dc into st at base of tch, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 8 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 9 rep row 4 (8 sts)

Row 10 – 11 rep row 8

Row 12 – 15  rep rows 7 and 8 twice

Row 16 – 17 rep row 7

Row 18 rep row 8

Row 19 – 20 rep rows 7 and 8

Row 21 rep row 7

Row 22 rep row 4 (6 sts)

Row 23 – 26 rep row 8

Row 27 rep row 4 (4 sts)

Row 28 – 29 rep row 8

Row 30 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in final st, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 31 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 32 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 1 flame in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flame and sew bottom closed.

 

Small Yellow Flames (MAKE 4)

With Yellow and a 4.0mm hook ch9

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end, ch1, turn (8 sts)

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3 – 9 rep row 2

Row 10 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in each st to final 2 sts, dc2tog, ch1, turn (6 sts)

Row 11 – 16 rep row 2

Row 17 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next st, dc2tog in final 2 sts (4 sts)

Row 18 – 19 rep row 2

Row 20 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in final st, ch1, turn (3sts)

Row 21 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 22 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (2 sts)

Row 23 1dc in next st, fasten off

Sew flames together making 2 flames in total and leaving bottom open. Very lightly stuff the flames and sew bottom closed.

 

To Complete Fire:

Sew all the flames together using the main photo as a guide and check that it will stand freely as you join the flames.

 

Logs (MAKE 3)

Log

Log ends (MAKE 3)

With Biscuit and a 4.50mm hook ch4, ss into 1st ch to form ring

Round 1 (RS) ch1 (counts as 1st st), 5dc in centre of ring, ss to 1st st to join, ch1, turn (6 sts)

Round 2 1dc in same st as tch, 2dc in each st around, ss to 1st st, ch1, turn (12 sts)

Round 3 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, rep from * 4 times, ss to 1st st, ch1, turn (18 sts)

Round 4 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * 4 times, 1dc in final st, ss to 1st st, (24 sts) Fasten off.

Main log (MAKE 3)

Follow instructions for log ends to end of round 4 but join with Choc at last stage of final ss, then continue with Choc, ch1, turn

Round 5 With Choc continue with 1dc in BL only of each st around.

The body of the log is made in a continual spiral with the RS facing. Continue with 1dc in each st around (you can use a stitch marker to place in the 1st st of each round). Continue until the log measures 20cm in length.

Fill the log with stuffing.

Take one of the log ends and join to log with 1dc in each st of log body and go through to FL only of each st on log end continuing around, ss to first dc, fasten off and weave in ends

 

Marshmallows (MAKE 1 in White and 1 in Light Pink)

Marshmallows

Marshmallow top

With White or Light Pink and using a 4.0mm hook follow instructions for log ends to the end of round 2 but do not ch1 at the end, fasten off.

Marshmallow

With White or Light Pink and using a 4.0mm hook follow instructions for log ends to the end of round 3

Round 4 1dc in BL only of each st around, ss to 1st st, ch1, turn

Round 5 1dc in next 3 sts, *dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, rep from * once, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ss to 1st st, ch1, turn (15 sts)

Round 6 1dc in each st around, ss to 1st st, ch1, turn

Round 7 1dc in next 2 sts, *dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 3 sts, rep from * once, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ss to 1st st ,ch1, turn (12 sts)

Round 8 1dc in each st around, ss to 1st st.

Fill the marshmallow with stuffing

Take one of the marshmallow tops and join to marshmallow with 1ss through each st of marshmallow and FL only of each st on marshmallow top. Continue around, ss to 1st st, fasten off and weave in ends.

Marshmallow Stick (MAKE 3)

Cut 3 lengths of craft wire each 25cm in length.

With Choc ch40,

Place next to craft wire as shown.

Marshmallow stick 1

ss into 1st ch from hook going under craft wire with hook to ensure wire is encased in sts.

Marshmallow stick 2

ss in next ch going over craft wire.

Marshmallow stick 3

Continue with 1ss in each ch to end alternating between going under then over craft wire so it is incorporated into the stick as shown.

Marshmallow stick 4

To attach stick to marshmallow thread end of craft wire into the marshmallow and make 1ss with Choc to base of marshmallow. Fasten off, tie a knot to secure and weave in ends. Bend base of craft wire to secure chain in place and prevent slipping.Marshmallow stick 5

Stones / Pebbles (MAKE 6)

Pebble

With Grey and a 4.0mm hook ch5

Round 1 3dc in 2nd ch from hook going under top strand only, 1dc in top strand of next 2 ch, 3dc in final ch, rotate work and going back towards the start and working into BL of ch continue with 1dc in next 2 ch (10 sts)

The pebble is made in a continual spiral with RS facing. Use a stitch marker in the 1st st of each round.

Round 2 *2dc in each of next 3 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * once (16 sts)

Round 3 *(1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (22 sts)

Round 4 *(2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (28 sts)

Round 5 *(1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (34 sts)

Round 6- 7 1 dc in each st around

Round 8 *(1dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (28 sts)

Round 9 *(dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (22 sts)

Round 10 *(1dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts) three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (16 sts)

Round 11 *dc2tog in next 2 sts three times, 1dc in next 2 sts, rep from * to end (8 sts)

Fill the pebble with stuffing

Round 12 1dc in each st around, fasten off leaving a tail of yarn long enough to weave through remaining 8 sts and pull tight.

 

Arrange your campfire as desired and enjoy!

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