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 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! 🙂
Wow, very clever great job
Thank you so much – I’m really glad you like it! 😊😊🔥🔥🔥❤
I am obsessed with this!!! So clever. Is there an actually pattern for this?
Hello Christen, thank you…I’m glad you like it…yes there is a free pattern that I have written. The pattern can be accessed from the home page of my blog under it’s own tab…Enjoy! 😊😊❤❤
You have made a great job of this – I am intrigued as to how you made the tiny marshmallow sticks!
Thank you so much! I actually used some craft wire – there will be photos with the pattern soon..😊😊❤
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 🌸🌸
Thank you so much Jenny- I really appreciate that! The week deadline was difficult! I’m not sure crochet should be that stressful, but I did it and I’m so pleased with it…😊😊😊❤❤
I think it looks great! I would love to crochet a campfire for our reception class to play with in school!
Thanks so much Julia… using this in a classroom setting for role play etc sounds like a fantastic idea! Maybe there are more uses for this campfire than I initially thought! 😊😊😊❤
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Ele, that’s amazing! I love it! Congratulations on the project!
Thank you so much Kasia! So glad you like it…😊😊😊xx
Thanks so much…😊😊😊
This is fabulous, I hope they paid you handsomely. I love the marshmallows, such a nice touch.
Thank you Cathy…hmmm, I’m not sure about handsomely but they were appreciative! 😊😊😊
I love how you describe the design process!It looks wonderful!Looking forward to seeing the pattern,well done!x
Thank you Fran…I really appreciate your kind words and support! 😊😊😊
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Sometimes replicating nature with yarn is a great way to enjoy it for a long time.
Pretty cool !!!!!
Thank you Marion! 😊😊😊
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. ❤️
Oh Thank you Yolanda! Your words have really touched me…I’m so happy you like it and feel inspired to crochet things you might see around you! 🔥🔥🔥😊😊❤❤
Haha that’s so clever!
Thank you- so glad you like it! 😊😊😊
A week?!! Crikey, I didn’t realise that. I’ve already said it but, Well done you!! It looks awesome, you should be really proud of yourself. I’m curious to see what Hobbycraft will do with it too. XX
Thanks Rosina…and thanks for your support and advice too 😉 I can’t wait to see how Hobbycraft have photographed it…I have a whole campfire scene in my head but maybe it will be something different?! 🙂 🙂 xx
That’s so clever and it looks amazing! I think the marshmallows are my favourite bit 🙂
Thank you Hannah… it was fun to design for sure! 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
OMG! You even made the roasted marshmallows! So cute!
Ha ha- I did indeed Robin! So glad you like it! 😊😊
That’s an awesome campfire! I’m going to add that to my to-do list!
Thanks so much Nikki…the never ending to-do-list! 😊😊😊❤
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)
One week to design, make AND write up a pattern? You are my hero:)
Awww, Sheila… thank you so much! It was not an easy week but worth it! I’m not sure I could apply that level of commitment every time! 😊😊😊
Wow, what a creative project! I love that your family got involved too. Next thing you know, there’ll be graham crackers and a Hershey bar for s’mores!
Ha ha!! 🙂 🙂 Thank you so much Jean! 🙂
You are so clever Eleonora!!! I love this! I wish I had small children at home still – this would be great for a pretend camping trip in the living room!!! 😀
Awww, thanks so much Tami! Yes, it seems this is a popular choice for pretend campfire fun for the little ones! Mine children aren’t small enough either! ❤❤❤
It will definitely be a project for someday when I have grandchildren!!!! 😀
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.
Thanks so much Katherine… sounds like the perfect use for a crocheted campfire! 😊😊❤
Wow! You’re so clever! ONLY A WEEK?! I can’t believe they gave you such a short deadline. But you did it, I’m so proud! 😊
Awww Quaintrelle… so kind of you!! Yes, I spent a lot of hours crocheting into the night that week!! 😊❤️❤️