Charity Yarn Bombing Details and Patterns

Firstly I must give my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have made pledges to help with our yarn bombing project; I know our patients will love it!

Charity Yarn Bombing Banner

You have all asked for ideas of what to make so here goes……….

The name of the project is Fantasy Garden so here is an overview of what we are aiming to create through our creative collaboration:

  1. Flowers: As the overriding theme is “Gardens”, flowers of all colours, shapes and sizes would be wonderful and, in particular, sunflowers. I have been using a video tutorial by Meladora’s Creations to make mine.
  2. Bunting: I’d like to create a festive feeling so bunting is needed to hang around the building and garden to draw the spectacle together and attract attention from passersby. Attic24 has a great tutorial.
  3. Birds: This simple birdie pattern is an easier choice if you fancy something quick and straightforward and it looks great in all sorts of colour combinations. Another tutorial from Lucy at Attic24.

Crochet Sunflower Head Lrg1

Crochet Bunting Triangles

Crochet Birdie Decorations 2

And if you feel like getting even more creative, there are two mini themes that I would like to incorporate into the Fantasy Garden…

  1. Fairy Garden: A Fantasy Garden wouldn’t be complete without a few fairies, so I will be making fairies, toadstools and gnomes.
  2. Seaside Scenery: And finally, because we live by the sea, I couldn’t resist a seaside scene. A lovely friend of mine is knitting the sea! So if you fancy making some fish or even seals and seagulls, I will find them a happy home by the sea!

I hope that these ideas and links to patterns will help you to get started and I am so happy that you want to help our Fantasy Garden become a reality. If you need any more information or would like to join us please contact me by email . Thanks so much for your help.


36 thoughts on “Charity Yarn Bombing Details and Patterns

  1. The Little Room of Rachell October 8, 2014 / 22:37

    I’m really sorry I missed this! It’s been great looking through all the pics though, I hope you raised lots of money. You had some talented contributors to the garden.


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:26

      Thank you so much, we were extremely well supported, working with so many kind and gifted friends made it a very enjoyable project.


  2. Robbie June 26, 2014 / 16:21

    On the flowers I am making, do you want end woven in and some left for your to attach? Leaves attached? Please let me know what will make it easiest for you. Such a great project. I am very happy to be able to help you out. 🙂


    • June 29, 2014 / 09:26

      Thank you for asking, it will be great if all the ends are sewn in and the leaves attached, we are so happy that you are so kindly helping us acheive our goal.


  3. woodlandrealm10 June 23, 2014 / 19:08

    I looked into shipping overseas, and it’s just going to cost too much for me to join in, but i still LOVE the idea of it all, and look forward to seeing photos of the finished event 😉


    • June 25, 2014 / 21:46

      Your want and willingness to join in is just as much appreciated, we look forward to sharing our progress with you over the coming weeks.


  4. Flip Coast Creations June 19, 2014 / 18:30

    I featured your project on Flip Coast Creations (! Hopefully it will bring you some more traffic for this wonderfully cheerful yarn bombing! Thank you for allowing me to use your colorful photos.


  5. elisabeth andrée June 16, 2014 / 16:07

    On my blog I posted info about your project with links. Hope you like it! Again, best of luck with the execution of your sweet idea!


    • June 16, 2014 / 20:19

      Thank you so much, just checked out your post and had a peek at what you are sending……. Wow! So much and so pretty. Your kindness and support is wonderful.


  6. ourworldheritagebe June 16, 2014 / 15:35

    I want to make some fish as well 🙂 Might not get around to it before the end of July though – is that a problem? Could you e-mail me the address to send them to? My phone doesn’t seem to want to mail to your hotmail address 😉 Thanks!


    • June 16, 2014 / 20:07

      Oh how wonderful, fish will be great, funnily enough I have just finished writing up a fish pattern today. I really struggled to find patterns I liked online so I decided to make one myself, it might not be the best fish ever but I think he is cute. I am interested to see what fishy patterns you have to use. I will email you the address. In terms of the timing I have asked for flowers by 1 August just so we have time to sew them all into place on the netting, fish or anything else will be much quicker to set up, so if possible to have them by mid August would be preferable. Thank you for helping.


      • ourworldheritagebe June 16, 2014 / 20:23

        I saw a cute pattern of some small fish earlier this week… Once checked out I’ll mail it to you 🙂 Should be no problem to send something your way by the end of July (maybe earlier, but I can’t promise…).


      • June 16, 2014 / 20:39

        Thanks, I will look forward to receiving it. End July early August will be great to receive your lovely contributions. I will put my fish pattern out as a tutorial as soon as I can sort through the photos, maybe if I let you know you might be able to test it for me. I have made a couple so I think it is clear but it’s always better when a fellow crafter can confirm any errors.


      • ourworldheritagebe June 16, 2014 / 20:45

        Great, will sure do!


  7. colonialarmory June 16, 2014 / 14:20

    I have a book dedicated to crochet flowers my mom gave me. There is a sunflower pattern in there. 🙂 Can’t wait to get started! When should my creations be done by?


    • June 16, 2014 / 20:00

      The book sounds lovely, there are so many flower patterns out there, we would be very pleased to receive any style so don’t feel you have to use the patterns I have suggested if you want to use your Mom’s book. The 1 August would be ideal as this will give us enough time to design the flower beds and sew them all in place ready for the opening on 22 August. Hope that is ok for you.


      • colonialarmory June 16, 2014 / 22:57

        Perfect! I didn’t expect to have that much time actually! 🙂


  8. *Wisher* June 16, 2014 / 12:08

    Thank u for the links.. Will get the project started..;)


  9. KerryCan June 16, 2014 / 10:57

    I’m glad you’re getting people involved! What a great project–can’t wait to see the contributions!


    • June 16, 2014 / 19:46

      I am so blown away by all the offers of help, it is one of the lovliest things about the blogging community the way people come together. Thanks for staying in touch and I will make sure there are lots of photos to keep you in touch with progress.


  10. The Twisted Yarn June 15, 2014 / 22:21

    I have a pair of birds (similar to Attic 24 bower birds) that I can send you, crocheted in bright colours.


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