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Campervan Doorstop

  • Campervan Doorstop
  • Campervan Doorstop
  • Campervan Doorstop
Recreate a retro classic in knitted form with Helen Ardley's colourful camper

This simple vehicle has gained cult status with many different audiences, from retro fans who reminisce about the swinging sixties to surfers who follow the waves. Whichever category you fall into, you'll love our knitted version. We've opted for stripes and simple embroidered flowers but you can personalise your project with all sorts of stitched or appliquéd motifs.

Pattern Instructions

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  • Start

    Sides
    (make two)
    Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 60 sts
    ? Row 1: * k1, p1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 2: * p1, k1, rep from * to end
    These two rows form moss st
    ? Work two more rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
    ? Work Chart A (overleaf)

    Front, top, back and bottom
    (worked in one piece)
    Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 24 sts
    ? Work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
    ? Work Rows 1-26 of Chart B (overleaf)
    ? Using yarn D work in st st until work fits along top of one Side panel
    ? Work Rows 26-1 of Chart B reading from top to bottom
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn A work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more
    ? Using yarn D work in st st until yarn D section fits along bottom part of van

    To make up
    Sew Sides to Front, top, back and bottom section using mattress stitch, carefully matching stripes. Leave one side seam open to stuff. Fill with stuffing, teasing it apart to prevent lumps. Stuff top part first, filling firmly, then place small bags of sand or rice into the bottom as a weight. Sew up remaining side seam. Stitch on four black circles for wheels and sew a button in the centre of each. Add the felt rectangle for the number plate and embroider flowers and windscreen wipers onto the van.

Pattern Instructions

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Start

Sides
(make two)
Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 60 sts
? Row 1: * k1, p1, rep from * to end
? Row 2: * p1, k1, rep from * to end
These two rows form moss st
? Work two more rows in moss st
? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
? Work Chart A (overleaf)

Front, top, back and bottom
(worked in one piece)
Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 24 sts
? Work four rows in moss st
? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
? Work Rows 1-26 of Chart B (overleaf)
? Using yarn D work in st st until work fits along top of one Side panel
? Work Rows 26-1 of Chart B reading from top to bottom
? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
? Using yarn A work four rows in moss st
? Rep last 12 rows twice more
? Using yarn D work in st st until yarn D section fits along bottom part of van

To make up
Sew Sides to Front, top, back and bottom section using mattress stitch, carefully matching stripes. Leave one side seam open to stuff. Fill with stuffing, teasing it apart to prevent lumps. Stuff top part first, filling firmly, then place small bags of sand or rice into the bottom as a weight. Sew up remaining side seam. Stitch on four black circles for wheels and sew a button in the centre of each. Add the felt rectangle for the number plate and embroider flowers and windscreen wipers onto the van.

Campervan Doorstop

Pattern Instructions

View as full page >>
  • Start

    Sides
    (make two)
    Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 60 sts
    ? Row 1: * k1, p1, rep from * to end
    ? Row 2: * p1, k1, rep from * to end
    These two rows form moss st
    ? Work two more rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
    ? Work Chart A (overleaf)

    Front, top, back and bottom
    (worked in one piece)
    Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A cast on 24 sts
    ? Work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more Change to yarn D
    ? Work Rows 1-26 of Chart B (overleaf)
    ? Using yarn D work in st st until work fits along top of one Side panel
    ? Work Rows 26-1 of Chart B reading from top to bottom
    ? Using yarn C work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn B work four rows in moss st
    ? Using yarn A work four rows in moss st
    ? Rep last 12 rows twice more
    ? Using yarn D work in st st until yarn D section fits along bottom part of van

    To make up
    Sew Sides to Front, top, back and bottom section using mattress stitch, carefully matching stripes. Leave one side seam open to stuff. Fill with stuffing, teasing it apart to prevent lumps. Stuff top part first, filling firmly, then place small bags of sand or rice into the bottom as a weight. Sew up remaining side seam. Stitch on four black circles for wheels and sew a button in the centre of each. Add the felt rectangle for the number plate and embroider flowers and windscreen wipers onto the van.