RIGHT ROYAL CHARLIE!
MAKE OUR FREE CORONATION CROCHET PATTERN THIS WEEKEND!
BANK HOLIDAY – HIP HIP HOORAY!
Those of you who subscribe to my Newsletter, will already have seen my Royal Humpty, but as I am still yet to write up the premium version of this pattern, I thought you might like to make him to celebrate the Coronation!
And in view of that, he’s had a bit of a renaming ceremony to reflect his new status in life! So without further ado…please welcome
To make this pattern you will first need to download a copy of my FREE Humpfree The Rainbow Humpty Pattern LINK HERE
RED – APPROX 5G – 15M/16.5 YDS
BODY – follow the Humpfree pattern changing colours as indicated:
Stuff as you go, don’t forget to insert the eyes before you close up the end!
For those not based in the U.K. Here’s a little diagram of how the Union Flag is made up and what each part represents.
You should have the main George’s cross made by the crochet colorwork in rounds 15-25, then you will need to embroider the diagonal red lines which represent St Patrick’s cross from Ireland, and the blue triangles which represent St Andrew’s cross of Scotland in each quarter.
LEGS X 2
CHEEKS & FACE
When assembling use the instructions in the original Humpfree pattern.
I did not embroider the Union Jack on the back , but you could if you wish. This could easily be adapted to have the flag on his head or simplified just in stripes as you choose!.
ROYAL SALUTE – LONG LIVE KING CHARLIE!
As we crown a new Monarch, we can’t help but wonder what kind of king he will be. Personally have a soft spot for Charles, though I know many don’t, with his green leanings, and his sometimes slightly eccentric endeavours into architecture and as a children’s author. I think he is a real character, and having been a recipient of the support and grants from the Princes Youth Business Trust in my early 20s, his charity helped me start my journey as a creative entrepreneur, and gave me some great opportunities including exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live many times. I once got to actually see King (then Prince Charles) in person at the Country Living show at Earls Court one year!, though I do remember being a bit miffed they shut that part of the show for all the posh lot (invited guests only) to look round; but there you go the payback for having a subsidided stand lol!
As a kid I remember he was on Jackanory reading his book The old Man of Lochnagar which is pretty mad for a future king…but then the Queen had tea and Marmalade sarnies with Paddington Bear on her Jubilee this year!
Did you know the Queen had a jam sandwich cut into a circle which she called a ‘Jam Penny’ every day for afternoon tea since the age of 5!? – I love that story, and strangely I met an old man in the park this week, we just got chatting because his doing was doing a hilarious sit down slo-motion spin on the path, and it turned out he used to be a chauffeur to the Queen. He said all the drivers had their own rooms, were well looked after and ate like kings! Amazing stories people have if you have time to find out. I wonder what stories you will discover if you’re going to a street party or Coronation lunch this weekend? I’d love to know so let me know in the comments!
And finally…King Humpty and I would like to say…
Whatever you decide to do, whether you watch the Coronation or not, whether you are a Royalist or not, whether it’s a bank holiday for you or not, HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND EVERYONE!
P.S. If you do make your own King Charlie Egg please share your makes on your socials and don’t forget to tag me in @hookanory, and using any or all of these hashtags #hookanory #kingcharlieegg #kingcharliehtecoronationegg #hookanorycrochetclub
Much Love Deb & Humpfree