Crochet Choo Choo Motif

Crochet Choo Choo Motif – Cute little train applique you can add to children’s clothing or blankets, it will look lovely on items around the nursery.

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Crochet Choo Choo Motif USA

Pattern Number P245

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Abbreviations USA
ch.
      Chain

sc.      Single Crochet
hdc.    Half Double Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
sl st.   Slip Stitch
Inc.    Increase

Base of ch. Work in first stitch.

ch3 counts as first dc.

Finished Size Approx:  4 x 4 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used:-

Small amounts of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in
colors 1, 2, 3 & 4

(1= train body, 2= cab roof, 3= window/smoke, 4= funnel/wheels)

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.50mm Clover crochet hook

GAUGE – 4dc and 2 rows measures approx 1 Inch

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Train Body
With color 1 ch18 loosely, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (15dc + ch3)

Row 2 – ch3, work 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Turn.

Row 4 – ch2, 1hdc in each dc to end, 1hdc in top of ch3. Turn.

Fasten off.

Driver’s Cab – Skip 10hdc, join color 1 to next hdc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each hdc to end, 1sc in top of ch2. Turn. (6sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 3 rows of 1sc in each sc.

Turn.

Next Row – (Inc) ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in each of next 2sc, 1sc in each of next 2sc. (8sc)

Fasten off.

Roof – Join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work one more row in sc.

Fasten off.

Window – Using color 3 ch3, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (2sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in next sc.

Fasten off.

Funnel – Return to 10 un-worked hdc, skip 1hdc, join color 4 to next hdc, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each of next 2sc. Turn. (3sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work five more rows in sc.

Fasten off.

Smoke – Using color 3 ch6, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 3sc in next ch, working along the opposite side of cast on ch and skipping the last ch2, work 1sc in each of next ch2, sl st to the first sc on beginning of row, ch5, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in next ch, working along opposite side of cast ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st to first ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Wheels x 2 – With color 4 make a magic circle, ch1, work 8sc in circle, pull loose thread to close circle, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn. (8sc)

Next Row – (Inc) ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, 2sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (16sc)

Fasten off.

Do not fasten off at the end of the second wheel, ch5, sl st to any sc on the first wheel.

Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach wheels to centre on bottom of train, attach window to driver’s room just above train, attach smoke to the funnel using the ch2 made at the start of smoke.

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Crochet Choo Choo Motif UK

Pattern Number P245

Abbreviations UK
ch.
      Chain

dc.      Double Crochet
htr.     Half Treble Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
ss.      Slip Stitch
Inc.    Increase

Base of ch. Work into first stitch.

3ch counts as first tr.

Finished Size Approx:  4 x 4 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used:-

Small amounts of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in
colours 1, 2, 3 & 4

(1= train body, 2= cab roof, 3= window/smoke, 4= funnel/wheels)

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.50mm Clover crochet hook

TENSION – 4tr and 2 rows measures approx 1 Inch

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Train Body
With colour 1 make 18ch loosely, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (15tr + 3ch)

Row 2 – 3ch, work 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt last row once. Turn.

Row 4 – 2ch, 1htr into each tr to end, 1htr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Fasten off.

Driver’s Cab – Miss 10htr, join colour 1 to next htr, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each htr to end, 1dc into top of 2ch. Turn. (6dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 3 rows of 1dc into each dc.

Turn.

Next Row – (Inc) 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 2dc into each of next 2dc, 1dc into each of next 2dc. (8dc)

Fasten off.

Roof – Join in colour 2, make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work one more row in dc.

Fasten off.

Window – Using colour 3 make 3ch, 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. (2dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into next dc.

Fasten off.

Funnel – Return to 10 un-worked htr, miss 1htr, join colour 4 to next htr, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each of next 2dc. Turn. (3dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work five more rows in dc.

Fasten off.

Smoke – Using colour 3 make 6ch, 2dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into next ch, 3dc into next ch, working along opposite side of cast on ch and missing last 2ch, work 1dc into each of next 2ch, ss to first dc on beginning of row, make 5ch, 2dc into 2nd ch from hook, 3dc into next ch, working along opposite side of cast ch, 1dc into next ch, ss to first ch on beginning of row. Fasten off.

Wheels x 2 – With colour 4 make magic circle, work 1ch, 8dc into circle, pull loose thread to close circle, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn. (8dc)

Next Row – (Inc) 1ch, 2dc into base of 1ch, 2dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (16dc)

Fasten off.

Do not fasten off at the end of the second wheel, make 5ch, ss to any dc on the first wheel.

Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn, attach wheels to centre on bottom of train, attach window to driver’s room just above train, attach smoke to the funnel using the 2ch made at the start of smoke.

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