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Free Toy Bounce House Crochet Pattern

    Free Toy Bounce House Crochet Pattern
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    Toy bouncy castle description

    This free toy bounce house crochet pattern is easy to make and so much fun for children! My daughter loves hosting pretend birthday parties for her mini figures! Because of this she was desperate for a toy bouncy castle for them to play on, just like she has for her own birthday parties. After searching high and low to purchase a bouncy castle toy I came to the conclusion that they don’t actually exist. So, I decided to crochet one. I’m so glad I made it as it’s been a massive hit in our house. It has provided my daughter with hours of imaginative play with her favorite mini figures. She is now able to host her own pretend birthday parties and summer fun days with their very own toy bouncy castle!

    As mentioned above this bouncy castle toy truly is one of a kind! The crochet pattern will help you create a bounce house that actually feels bouncy. I’d recommend using the bouncy castle with toy figures up to 3” tall so that they fit through the arched door. It is big enough to fit lots of figures at one time. In addition the set also includes little balloons to complete the party atmosphere.

    How to crochet a toy bounce house

    The toy bouncy castle crochet pattern is easy skill level. That being said, you will need to be confident at sewing too as there is a fair bit of sewing involved to assemble the castle. To complete the crochet pattern you’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally, you’ll need to know simple increases/decreases, as well as being able to work into the front and back loops. So, to make the bouncy castle I used 3 colours of DK (weight 3) yarn. I chose pink, yellow and blue. Of course, you can get creative and use any colours you like. I used two different crochet hooks, a 3.5mm and a 4mm. I also used toy stuffing to fill up the bouncy castle and the balloons.

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    Hook sizes

    3.5mm crochet hook

    4mm crochet hook

    Yarn

    DK yarn in 3 colours. I used King Cole Pricewise

    A – Candy 100g

    B – Surf 80g

    C – Yellow 60g

    Terminology

    USA

    Click here for U.K. translations

    Abbreviations

    ch – Chain

    hdc – Half double crochet

    sc – Single crochet

    blo – Back loop only

    st/sts – Stitch/stitches

    sp – Space

    sk – Skip

    sl st – Slip stitch

    MR – Magic ring

    inc – Increase (2 stitches in 1 space)

    rep – Repeat

    sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (decrease)

    dc2tog – Double crochet 2 together (decrease)

    Gauge / Tension

    Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. If your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

    3.5mm hook – 2” x 2” square = 12 rows of 11 sc

    4mm hook – 2” x 2” square = 7 rows of 9 hdc

    Supplies

    You will need the following supplies to complete the project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies on love crafts)

    – Crochet hooks (3.5mm & 4mm)

    – Tapestry needle

    – DK yarn

    – Toy stuffing

    – Pins (optional)

    – Stitch markers

    – scissors

    – Tape measure

    Crochet pattern notes

    I do not count chains in my stitch count.

    Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

    Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.

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    Bouncy castle base (top)

    Use a 4mm crochet hook

    Use colour A

    Row 1

    ch 46

    hdc x 45 start in 2nd ch from hook

    ch 1 & turn (45 sts)

    Row 2 – 37

    hdc x 45

    ch 1 & turn (36 rows of 45 sts)

    Row 38

    In this row we will crochet around the shape you just made.

    (sc, ch, sc) in first st

    sc x 43

    (sc, ch, sc) in corner

    sc x 35 down raw edge

    (sc, ch, sc) in corner

    sc x 43

    (sc, ch, sc) in corner

    sc x 35 down raw edge

    sl st to join & ch 1 (164 sts)

    Row 39

    Do not turn work

    This row only is worked in blo

    sk ch sp

    sc blo x 45

    sk ch sp

    sc blo x 37

    sk ch sp

    sc blo x 45

    sk ch sp

    sc x 37

    sl st to join & ch 1 (164 sts)

    Row 40 – 45

    Do not turn work

    sc x 164

    sl st to join & ch 1 between rows

    Fasten off after row 45

    (6 rows of 164 sts)

    Bouncy castle base (bottom)

    Rep rows 1 – 38

    Fasten off after row 38 and put stitch markers in the ch sps.

    Base assembly

    Finish size H4.5cm, W27cm, L26cm

    To assemble we will join both pieces of the base together using sl st.

    Join both pieces starting in the corner. sk ch sps (ch’s with stitch markers)

    Sl st through both loops on bottom piece, and blo on top piece.

    sl st x 37

    sk marked ch sp

    sl st x 45

    sk marked ch sp

    sl st x 37

    stretch the loop on your hook to go back to later after you have filled the base with you stuffing.

    Do not over fill. You want to fill slowly and keep the base flat and bouncy.

    sk marked ch sp

    sl st x 45

    Fasten off & weave in ends (164 sts)

    Pillars

    Make 4 pillars

    Use a 3.5mm crochet hook

    Use colour B

    Finished size is H 12 cm x W 5cm

    Round 1

    Use 3.5mm hook

    sc x 6 into MR

    sl st to join & ch 1 (6 sts)

    Round 2

    inc x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (12 sts)

    Round 3

    (inc, sc) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (18 sts)

    Round 4

    (inc, sc x 2) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (24 sts)

    Round 5

    (inc, sc x 3) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (30 sts)

    Round 6

    This round only is worked in blo

    sc blo x 30

    sl st to join & ch 1 (30 sts)

    Round 7 – 30

    sc x 30

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (24 rounds of 30 sts)

    Round 31

    This round only is worked in blo

    All blo (sc2tog, sc x 3) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (24 sts)

    Round 32

    (sc2tog, sc x 2) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (18 sts)

    Stop to fill the pillar with toy stuffing. Fill up well so it’s very stiff

    Round 33

    (sc2tog, sc) x 6

    sl st to join & ch 1 (12 sts)

    Round 34

    sc2tog x 6

    sl st to join & fasten off

    weave in ends and close hole (6 sts)

    Pillars assembly

    Sew the 4 pillars into the corners using colour B yarn and a tapestry needle.

    Attach at the edge of the square, you should see where the blo row is.

    You may find it easier to pin into place before sewing.

    Your pillars will look wonky once sewn on. Don’t sorry this will be rectified later on in the pattern.

    Castle walls & straps

    Use a 3.5mm hook

    Colours B & C will be used

    Back wall

    Finished size – H 11cm, L 17cm

    Row 1

    Start with colour C

    ch 24

    sc x 23 start in 2nd ch from hook

    ch 1 & turn (23 sts)

    Rows 2 – 34

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn between rows

    Fasten off after row 34

    (33 rows of 23 sts)

    Straps (1st set)

    Row 1

    Change to colour B

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn (23 sts)

    Rows 2 – 20

    sc x 5

    ch 1 & turn

    Fasten off after row 20

    (19 rows of 5 sts)

    Finished size – L 9.5cm, W 3cm

    Rows 21 – 39

    Work into row 1

    sk 4 sps from last section and attach yarn in 5th st for 2nd strap.

    sc x 5

    ch 1 & turn

    Fasten off after row 39

    (19 rows of 5 sts)

    Rows 40 – 58

    Work into row 1

    sk 4 sps from last section and attach yarn in 5th st for 2nd strap.

    sc x 5

    ch 1 & turn

    Fasten off after row 58

    (19 rows of 5 sts)

    Row 59

    sl st x 5 across the top of row 58

    ch x 4

    sl st x 5 across the top of row 39

    ch x 4

    sl st x 5 across the top of row 20

    ch 1 & turn (15 sts & 8 ch)

    Row 60

    sc x 23 into sts and ch’s

    Fasten off (23 sts)

    First side wall

    Finished size – H 11cm, L 13cm

    Row 1 – 30

    Change to colour C

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn (30 rows of 23 sts)

    Straps (2nd set)

    Rows 1 – 60

    Repeat ‘straps 1st set’ rows

    (60 rows)

    Front wall & door opening

    Rows 1 – 4

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn (4 rows of 23 sts)

    Rows 5 – 29

    sc x 5

    (25 rows of 5 sts)

    Row 30

    Ch 19

    sc x 23 start in 2nd ch from hook and work into all ch’s and sts

    (23 sts)

    Row 31 – 33

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn bet rows

    Fasten off after row 33

    (3 rows of 23 sts)

    Finished size – H 11cm, L 17cm

    Straps (3rd set)

    Rows 1 – 60

    Repeat ‘straps 1st set’ rows

    (60 rows)

    Second side wall

    Rows 1 – 30

    Change to colour C

    sc x 23

    ch 1 & turn bet rows

    Fasten off after row 30

    (30 rows of 23 sts)

    Finished size – H 11cm, L 13cm

    Straps (4th set)

    Rows 1 – 60

    Repeat ‘straps 1st set’ rows

    Fasten off (60 rows)

    Door arch

    Attach colour C yarn to door opening then we will work around the door frame

    sc x 14

    hdc x 1

    dc2tog x 3

    hdc x 1

    sc x 17

    hdc x 1

    dc2tog x 3

    hdc x 1

    sc x 14

    Fasten off (54 sts)

    Castle walls assembly

    Join both ends together by sl st or sewing.

    Weave in all ends.

    Bouncy castle assembly

    Slip the castle walls/straps onto the castle.

    The straps will secure onto the pillars. The top and bottom strap should be showing on the outside. The middle strap goes on the inside.

    Ensure the door opening is on the side of the base with horizontal rows.

    Using colour C on a tapestry needle sew the castle walls to the base (sew onto front loops of the blo row of base to ensure you have a straight line)

    Using colour B sew the straps onto the pillar.

    Firstly align the bottom strap with the bottom of the pillar and sew on.

    Next sew up the side

    Then sew across the top strap

    And sew back down the side

    You will not need to sew the middle strap.

    Repeat these steps to secure the other 3 pillars

    Weave in ends and your bouncy castle is complete