Hansel & Gretel

– PART ONE – Candies

As a crochet designer who loves to design miniature furniture, it was a gradual step to make a playhouse. The gingerbread house was my taste for more playhouses. A Hansel and Gretel house was the first house that came up to me. A perfect house to go all nuts with the colors. This pattern is written in UK English and contains the sweets of this playhouse.

MATERIALS

● Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat, 100% cotton, 25g/140m/153yds:

Yarn A: Topaz 179 x 1 ball

Yarn B: Snow White 106 x 1 ball

Yarn C: Black 110 x 1 ball

Yarn D: Lemon 280 x 1 ball

Yarn E: Tulip 222 x 1 ball

Yarn F: Tangerine 281 x 1 ball

Yarn G: Green Yellow 245 x 1 ball  

Yarn H: Black Coffee 162 x 1 ball

Yarn I: Vivid Blue 146 x 1 ball

Yarn J: Delphinium 113 x 1 ball

Yarn K: Cherry 413 x 1 ball

Yarn L: Hot Red 115 x 1 ball

Yarn M: Apple Green 389 x 1 ball

● 1.25mm hook

● embroidery needle

TENSION

The tension for is not important

MEASUREMENTS

The house measures approximately (LXHxW)15 x 20 x 20cm/ 6 x 8 x 8in

PATTERN NOTES

Use stitch marker to mark beginning of rnds.

Unless stated otherwise, work into both loops of stitch.

Pieces in the round are worked in a continuous spiral.

Pieces in rows are worked from second ch from hook.

Change colour on last pull through of last stitch in previous colour.

BUISCUITS – SHUTTER SMALL

Make six

With yarn A, 13ch.

Row 1: 1dc from second ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn – 12dc.

Rows 2-4: 1ch, 12dc, turn.

After Row 4 do not turn, but 1dc in each st and row end around entire piece as foll:

Rnd 5: 1ch, 4dc, 1dc on corner, 12dc, 1dc on corner, 4dc, 1 dc on corner, 12dc, 1dc in first ch – 36dc.

Rnd 6: [1slst, (1dc,1tr, 1dc) in next st] around – 72sts.

Fasten off leaving tail to sew to Long side with windows.

Sew details with yarn B, taking pictures as guide.

BUISCUITS – SHUTTER LARGE

Make two

With yarn A, 13ch.

Row 1: 1dc from second ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn – 12dc.

Rows 2-8: 1ch, 12dc, turn.

After Row 8 do not turn, but 1dc in each st and row end around entire piece as foll:

Rnd 9: 1ch, 8dc, 1dc on corner, 12dc, 1dc on corner, 8dc, 1 dc on corner, 12dc, 1dc in first ch – 44dc.

Rnd 10: [1slst, (1dc,1tr, 1dc) in next st] around – 88sts.

Fasten off leaving tail to sew to Short side with windows.

Sew details with yarn B, taking pictures as guide.

LIQUORICE ALLSORTS SQUARE

With yarn B, 5ch.

Row 1: 1dc from second ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn – 4dc.

Rows 2-4: 1ch, 4dc, turn.

After Row 4 do not turn, but 1dc in each st and row end around entire piece as foll:

Rnd 5: 1ch, 4dc, 1dc on corner, 4dc, 1dc on corner, 4dc, 1 dc on corner, 4dc, 1dc in first ch – 20dc.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Make another the same in yarn C and D, leaving tail of yarn D to sew the three pieces together and to assemble to the house.

Make another the same in yarn E, F, G & H, replacing yarn D.

For the big square liquorice allsorts make 2 pieces of each color.

Make as many as you like, this house contains 15 small pieces and 17 big pieces in total.

LIQUORICE ALLSORTS ROUND

With yarn C, 6ch.

Row 1: 1dc from second ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn – 5dc.

Rows 2-8: 1ch, 5dc, turn.

Change to yarn B.

Rows 9-38: 1ch, 5dc, turn.

Roll up piece tightly.

Fasten off, leaving tail to stitch piece together and to assemble to the house.

Make another the same in yarn D & E, replacing yarn B.

Make as many as you like, this house contains 9 pieces in total.

HARD CANDY

Make four

With yarn I, make adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: 5dc in ring – 5dc.

Rnd 2: (1dc in yarn I, 1dc in yarn B) in next st around – 10dc.

Rnd 3: [2dc in yarn I in next st, 2dc in yarn B in next st] five times – 20dc.

Rnd 4: [2dc in yarn I in next st, 1dc in yarn I, 2dc in yarn B in next st, 1dc in yarn C] five times – 30dc.

Rnds 5 & 6: [3dc in yarn I, 3dc in yarn B] five times.

Fasten off leaving tail to sew to outer walls.

Make another five the same replacing yarn I with yarn J, and make another four the same replacing yarn I with yarn K.

CANDY WRAPPER

Make two for each candy

With yarn B, make adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: 6dc in ring – 6dc.

Rnd 2: Dc around.

Rnd 3: 2dc in each st around – 12dc.

Rnds 4 & 5: Dc around.

Rnd 6: 2dc in each st around – 24dc.

Rnd 7: Dc around.

Fasten off leaving tail to sew to candy and to walls.

CANDY STICKS & LIQUORICE – ROOF

Make two

With yarn L, 2ch.

Row 1: (RS) 2dc in second ch from hook, turn – 2dc.

Row 2: 1ch, 2dc in each of next 2sts, turn – 4dc.

Change to yarn F.

Row 3: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 2dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 6dc.

Row 4: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 4dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 8dc.

Change to yarn D.

Row 5: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 6dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 10dc.

Row 6: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 8dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 12dc.

Change to yarn J.

Row 7: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 10dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 14dc.

Row 8: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 12dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 16dc.

Change to yarn I.

Row 9: 1ch, dc2tog, 13dc, 2dc in last st, turn – 16dc.

Row 10: 1ch, 2dc in next st, 13dc, dc2tog, turn – 16dc.

Change to yarn M.

Rows 11 & 12: Rep Rows 9 & 10.

Change to Yarn L.

Rows 13 & 14: Rep Rows 9 & 10.

Change to Yarn F.

Rows 15 & 16: Rep Rows 9 & 10.

Change to Yarn D.

Rows 17 & 18: Rep Rows 9 & 10.

Change to Yarn J.

Rows 19 & 20: Rep Rows 9 & 10.

Change to Yarn I.

Rows 21 & 44: Rep Rows 9-20 twice.

Change to Yarn I.

Row 45: 1ch, dc2tog, 12dc, dc2tog, turn – 14dc.

Row 46: 1ch, dc2tog, 10dc, dc2tog, turn – 12dc.

Change to Yarn M.

Row 47: 1ch, dc2tog, 8dc, dc2tog, turn – 10dc.

Row 48: 1ch, dc2tog, 6dc, dc2tog, turn – 8dc.

Change to Yarn L.

Row 49: 1ch, dc2tog, 4dc, dc2tog, turn – 6dc.

Row 50: 1ch, dc2tog, 2dc, dc2tog, turn – 4dc.

Change to Yarn F.

Row 51: 1ch, dc2tog twice, turn – 2dc.

Row 52: 1ch, dc2tog – 1dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make another 4 the same.

For the liquorice, 57ch with yarn C.

Row 1: 1dc from second ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn – 56dc.

Rows 2-8: 1ch, 12dc, turn.

Fasten off leaving long tail to sew to Candy Stick.

Make another three the same.