The second patten in Inside Crochet this month is my Campervan doorstop. I am feeling much love for this campervan. It was inspired by my dear friend Mrs S. She is very fond of VW vans but does not actually own one. To thank her for a kindness, I attempted to make a campervan keyring. It did not go well. I told her and even showed her the yarn disaster. she casually threw out the suggestion that you could make a doorstop.
Ah ha!!! Yes! So I set to.
Now lets talk about logistics. I do really love crochet for its robust construction and I think a double crochet stitch is ideal for this. You could make crochet wheels if you wanted to, but I really like the shiny nature of the buttons. In this version for the magazine I have not personalised the number plate, but the original which belongs to Mrs S has her name embroidered on the plate.
The campervan is filled with a combination of a large bag of rice contained in a cotton bag plus some polyester filling.
I used grey felt for the windows because I felt it would give a cleaner look but you could crochet some. I also used a slightly darker thread to act as the shadow of the line of the doors and boot. To attach all the crochet pieces together I used slip stitch on the wrong side and then turned the work right side out. I think doorsstops definitely take a bit of wear and tear, so you want your construction to be really firm.
Mr and Mrs S are very kind supporters of our family and have been particularly encouraging on my crochet/blog journey. Isn’t nice to see how kindness can ignite inspiration… Thank you Mrs S xxx
Lots of you ask me for copies of this pattern – A new version of this pattern can be bought via the Inside Crochet online magazine you can buy it here