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The Christmas Pudding Cottage Free Crochet Pattern by Laura Jaworski (@bugburrypond) ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

This Christmas pudding cottage stands approximately 7 inches tall and is suitable for all crocheters. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please credit appropriately & hashtag #laurajaworski/tag me @bugburrypond so I can share your creations.


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Happy crocheting & happy holiday season! ๐ŸŽ„

Skill Level: Easy


Size:


This cottage stands approximately 7 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.


Supplies:


Worsted weight yarn (dark brown, white or cream, red, green, beige)

4.0 mm hook

Needle for sewing

Polyester or other stuffing

Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds

Cardboard or cardstock/heavy paper (optional but recommended)

Scissors

Glue (optional)

Abbreviations:


MC = Magic circle (see pattern notes)

St = Stitch

Sc = Single crochet stitch

Hdc = Half double crochet stitch

Dc = Double crochet stitch

Tr = Treble crochet stitch

P = Picot (see pattern notes)

Puff = Puff stitch (see pattern notes)

Ss = Slip stitch

Rep = Repeat

Inc = Increase

2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease (invisible decrease preferred)

FLO = Front loop only

BLO = Back loop only

RS = Right side (the front side of your work)

Ch1 = Chain one

F/o = Finish off


A note about the magic circle:


Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tightly on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.


A note about working in a spiral:


The main body of this cottage is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain.


A note about counting stitches:

Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.


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A note about FLO & BLO:


For the front loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the front loop of each stitch. For the back loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rounds, work into both loops of each stitch.


A note about increasing and decreasing:


For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.


A note about reading the pattern:


Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a round from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.


Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)


Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.

Click here for The Christmas Pudding Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.


A note about the puff stitch:


To crochet the puff stitch for this pattern, yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch space, yarn over, pull up a loop, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop* 3 times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. Complete each puff stitch with a chain one.


A note about the picot:


For the picot in this pattern, ch2, then ss in the second chain from the hook.


A note about the invisible finish technique:


For the invisible finish technique, complete the last stitch of your pattern. Snip your yarn, leaving a tail long enough for sewing. Pull the loop on your hook, drawing the snipped yarn tail free. Next, thread the yarn tail onto your needle and bring it through both loops of the stitch following the next stitch. Bring your yarn tail through the back loop of the last stitch of your final round, pulling until youโ€™ve created a v that is comparable in size to the rest of your stitches. Weave your yarn tail on the backside of your piece to secure.

Now letโ€™s get started!

Pudding (beginning at the bottom center, with dark brown yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 8: 6sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (48)

Rnd 9: 7sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (54)

Rnd 10: 8sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (60)

Rnd 11: 9sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (66)

Rnd 12: 10sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (72)

Rnd 13: 11sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (78)

Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique. You should have 78 stitches.

Rnd 14: BLO attach your brown yarn to the back loop of the first st of rnd 13 with a ch1, sc in the same st, then sc in each st around (78)

Rnd 15-29: 1sc in each st (78)

(Cut a piece of cardboard or a few pieces of cardstock to the size of your base and fit it/them into the cottage. This step is optional but will help your cottage sit flat & keep its shape as you stuff.)

Rnd 30: 11sc then 2tog (72)

Rnd 31: 10sc then 2tog (66)

Rnd 32: 9sc then 2tog (60)

Rnd 33: 8sc then 2tog (54)

Rnd 34: 7sc then 2tog (48)

Rnd 35: 6sc then 2tog (42)

Begin stuffing your pudding; you can continue stuffing as you close.

Rnd 36: 5sc then 2tog (36)

Rnd 37: 4sc then 2tog (30)

Rnd 38: 3sc then 2tog (24)

Rnd 39: 2sc then 2tog (18)

Rnd 40: 1sc then 2tog (12)

Rnd 41: 2tog x 6 (6)

Snip your yarn. Pull your yarn tail free, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure and hide the yarn tail inside the pudding.

Click here for The Little Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.


Pudding Cream (with white or cream yarn):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)

Rnd 6: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)

Rnd 7: 5sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (42)

Rnd 8: 6sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (48)

Rnd 9: 7sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (54)

Rnd 10: 8sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (60)

Rnd 11: 9sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (66)

Rnd 12: 10sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (72)

Rnd 13: 11sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (78)

Rnd 14-18: 1sc in each st (78)

Rnd 19: *sc, hdc, dc, 2tr in the next st, dc, hdc* rep to end of round (91)

Snip your yarn & f/o using the invisible finish technique, making sure to leave an extra-long tail for sewing. If you prefer to hot glue your cream to the pudding, snip your yarn as you normally would & f/o using the invisible finish technique.


If you would like to add a chimney to your cottage, see The Mushroom Cottage Free Crochet Pattern.

Click here for The Mini Christmas Pudding Free Crochet Pattern.


Door (beginning at the bottom, with red yarn):


Row 1: Ch 5, sc in the back bump of the second ch from hook, sc in each back bump to end of row (4)

Row 2-5: Ch1 & turn, sc in each st (4)

Row 6: Ch1 & turn, sc, 2tog, sc (3)

Snip your yarn and f/o; weave your yarn tails in the back of your piece, covering any noticeable gaps.


You will now work a border around the sides and top of your door (see photos). Attach your red yarn to the bottom right corner of your door on the RS with a ch1. Continue as follows:


Right side, working from bottom to top: Sc in ch1 space, 4sc (5sc)

Top row (working into row 6): 2sc in the first st, 1sc, 2sc in next st (5sc)

Left side, working from top to bottom: 5sc (5sc)


F/o once you reach the bottom left corner; do not work along the bottom row. Note: as there are no workable stitches on the sides of your door, add your stitches wherever you can comfortably fit your hook. You should have 15 border stitches.


You will now crochet the front stoop across the 6 bottom stitches of your door. Attach your beige yarn to the front loop of the last st of your border with a ch1, working in the opposite direction that the door was crocheted (see photos). Note: the first and last stitches in this row will not have a normal FLO space; work wherever you can comfortably fit your hook. Continue as follows:


Row 1: FLO sc in the same st as ch1, 5sc (6)

Row 2: Ch1 & turn, 6hdc (6)

Snip your yarn and f/o; weave your yarn tails on the back of your piece.


You will now add a second border to your door. Attach your dark brown yarn to the bottom right corner of your door (the first st of your red border) with a ch1 (see photos). Continue as follows:


Right side, working from bottom to top: Sc in ch1 space, 4sc (5sc)

Top row: 2sc in first st, 3sc, 2sc in next st (7sc)

Left side, working from top to bottom: 5sc (5sc)

Ch1 & turn your work. BLO *puff, sc* to end of row (17sts)

Snip your yarn and f/o, leaving a long tail for sewing. Using your brown yarn tail, sew the first and last puff stitches of your border to the front stoop. Weave your yarn tails in the back of your door to secure.

Adding a doorknob:


To add a doorknob, carefully stitch or hot glue a bead or small wooden cutout to the door. You can also create a doorknob with a French knot, or by wrapping a strand from back to front until youโ€™ve reached your desired shape & size.

Click here for the Pine Trees in the Snow Free Crochet Pattern ๐ŸŽ„


Windows (with beige yarn, make two):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)

Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique. You should have 18 stitches.

Rnd 4: Attach your dark brown yarn to any st with a ch1. 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)

Rnd 5: Ss & ch1. FLO sc in the same stitch, then FLO sc to end of round (24)

Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique. Use your yarn tail to even out the bump on the bottom of your window, then weave your yarn tails in the back of your piece to secure.


Next, cut a length of dark brown yarn & create four equal sections across the front of your window. Weave your yarn tails in the back of your window to secure.


If you would like more details on how to embroider the window, or you would like to add a candlestick to your window, see The Pine Tree Cottage Free Crochet Pattern.

Cherry (with red yarn, make 1 or more depending on your preference):


Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)

Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)

Rnd 3-4: 1sc in each st (12)

Rnd 5: 2tog x 6 (6)

If sewing your cherry to the icing (preferred method), f/o leaving a tail long enough for sewing; do not weave the yarn tail around the remaining stitches/pull to close. Stuff the cherry, then sew the cherry to the top of the cream.


If you would prefer to hot glue your cherry to the cream, snip your yarn & pull the yarn tail free. Stuff the cherry, then weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure, snip the remaining yarn tail, and hot glue your cherry to the top center of the cream.


Click here for The Christmas Pudding Free Crochet Pattern ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ


Holly Leaf (with green yarn, make 1 or more depending on your preference):


For the holly leaf, you will work your first round of stitches around both sides of the chain. If you find it difficult working in both sides of a chain, placing stitch markers can be extremely helpful. Place them in as many chains or stitches as you need to help keep track of the round.


Rnd 1: Ch6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, hdc, 2sc in the last ch, (you will now begin working back up the opposite side of the chain, see photos), hdc, dc, hdc, sc (10)

Rnd 2: Ch2, ss, ss + p, ss, ss + p, ss & ch2, (You will now begin working back up the opposite side of the piece, see photos), ss, ss + p, ss, ss + p, ss. Snip your yarn & f/o using the invisible finish technique; finger block your leaf into shape. Note: to complete the invisible finish technique for the holly leaf, work into the first ch of the ch2 from rnd 2.


If you would like to make a snowdrift for your cottage, see The Pine Tree Cottage Free Crochet Pattern.


Putting it all together


Add the cream to the top of your pudding, making sure to line up the back of the cream with the back of the pudding. Adjust and finger block your cream so it lies flat, then stitch or carefully hot glue your cream to the top of your pudding. You may find it easier to pin the cream in place before attaching. Note: if you would like a little more or less room to add the door & windows on the front of your pudding, you can shift the cream forward or backward as needed.


Pin your door into place on the front of the cottage, making sure that the bottom of the door sits flush with the bottom of the pudding; stitch or carefully hot glue your door to the pudding. Pin your windows on either side of the door so they are 1-2 stitches away from the door and just beneath the cream; stitch or carefully hot glue your windows to the pudding.


Fold your leaf slightly. Place your leaf on the side of the cherry; stitch or carefully hot glue to the pudding.


Stitch or carefully hot glue the chimney or snowdrift to the pudding, if adding either.

Click here for The Holiday Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.


And now youโ€™re done! I hope you enjoy this cottage & if you post pictures, please credit appropriately and hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Happy crocheting and have a beautiful day. ๐Ÿ’•


Laura


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