Of all the patterns I have created my Campervan doorstop is by far the most popular. I receive at least one request a week for the pattern from all over the world. I was talking about this situation with Claire, the editor of Inside Crochet Magazine and discovered that their office also has a steady stream of requests. So now in a more digital age, we decided I could work on a revised version of the pattern and it will now be available online as a back issue. Great.
Going back to the pattern I wanted to represent the iconic ‘V’ from the front of the VW van. Co-incidently The Simple Things magazine were running an article on the popularity of VW’s and so I was able to pick my favourite colourway.
This pattern also included a couple of jazzy crochet flowers which can provide that 60’s flower-power vibe if you so choose. Over the years a number of lovely readers have sent me a copy of their finished doorstop. That always warms the cockles of my heart. What is wonderful is that people change and alter the pattern.
I have chosen felt to create the windows, as I find the addition of a crochet window too bulky. However you must go your own way and make the pattern to your own liking. Similarly I have always loved using buttons for wheels, but it would be simple enough to crochet four rounds in double crochet stitch (single crochet US) and sew them to the sides. The choice is utterly yours.
I can’t quite contain my excitement that this pattern has been chosen as the front cover star for Inside Crochet’s 50th issue – how cool is that! I was in a newsagent this morning and spotted it on the rack – my heart raced, and then i looked rather suspicious taking a photo!
Currently Inside Crochet have a competition on their website to win the yarn to make this pattern. The competition closes on 28th Feb 2014.
Thank you to all of you who continue to love this pattern. Thank you also to all of my friends at Inside Crochet who are just so much fun to work with.You might be amused to know that this issue also has an interview with me. No startling revelations held within but certainly a few surprises.
Happy 50th Issue Inside Crochet!
One of those dreadful cheeky mistakes have crept in. Argh!!!!
Well I am terribly sorry. If you have the 50th issue of Inside Crochet it should read:
Row 93: change to yarn A, 1 ch dc across, turn, (do not fasten off).
Rep last row 19 further times to complete the 20 rows of Yarn A that you have in the sides before you fasten off