A Crocheted Campfire!


Well this was a crochet project that I didn’t expect to find on my hooks! I don’t think I’d ever have thought to crochet a campfire but when Hobbycraft approached me to ask if I would be able to crochet them a campfire to scale which they wanted for a professional photo shoot, I wasn’t about to shy away from that challenge… 🙂 Having designed for Hobbycraft previously, I felt honoured to be asked again.

But this project was also to a deadline and I had just over a week to complete it from start to finish. To say that this campfire took over my life a little is an understatement! My mind was buzzing with ideas- how was I going to make it? How would a crocheted campfire stand freely? How would I blend the colours? And then how would I be able to make it in time! But first I had to choose which yarns and colours I needed Hobbycraft to send to me. That was a lovely parcel to receive in the post!


I felt that the logs, stones and even marshmallows were pretty straight forward to design. The challenge for me were the flames…I bounced my ideas off my lovely family and with their help and suggestions I came up with a proposal and then set my daughter and husband on a mission to make a paper version…I gave them the measurements, some yellow, orange and red paper and off they went. After an hour they returned with a template which looked like a good fire. So then I started my crocheted version…


It went everywhere with me during that week and any spare moments were spent crocheting that fire! And how to enable it to stand freely? Well I decided to use toy stuffing  and make the flames individually before sewing them together to give the fire rigidity.


I then designed and made Stones/ Pebbles…




and Logs..


And there you have it – my crocheted campfire!


It looks great on the beach too…


It was a really fun and challenging project and although it took over my life and other things got very neglected during that week, I think it was worth it! I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out. I can’t wait to see it featured on the Hobbycraft website at some point soon…


And I have also written the pattern which will be featured on their blog in the near future. I’m not sure that many people will feel the urge to crochet a campfire although my husband pointed out that it might look pretty cool in people’s redundant fire places… who know’s??

Thanks as ever for reading… Happy Crocheting Everyone! 🙂


  1. That’s brilliant, Eleonora, you are so clever …… and to do all that in a week! I am full of admiration at your creativity. As always the photos are excellent too and show your campfire off beautifully. xx 🌸🌸

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I am always amazed to see crocheted pieces of everyday things, like a campfire 🔥, a refrigerator, a sewing machine! I always wonder why I didn’t think of it. I need to look around me and start making things and see how it goes. 🙂 All that to say that I love, love, your camp fire. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Indeed! It’s got a lot on it but I’ve been looking at sewing one, never even thought of crocheting one though, much easier (for me at least)

        Liked by 1 person

  3. The area I live in is currently under a fire ban (including camp fires), so this may be just the thing to cheer up some of my sad campers! A truly lovely and unique creation.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s