Toy bouncy castle & balloons

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Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my toy bouncy castle crochet pattern. 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 favourite mini figures. She is now able to host her own pretend birthday parties and summer fun days with their very own toy bouncy castle!

Toy bouncy castle description

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 make a toy bouncy castle

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 a 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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Paid or free crochet pattern

This crochet pattern bundle is available in both free and paid versions. Scroll down for the free crochet pattern for the bouncy castle. Click here for the free balloon crochet pattern. The paid pattern includes the following –

  • Crochet pattern for both the bouncy castle and balloons
  • Print friendly PDF file with progress photos
  • Advert free
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This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way.

Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced).

Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online.

Please feel free to share my pattern. When sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

This toy bouncy castle crochet pattern will help you create a bounce house in the scale 1/12 for figures up to 3” tall. You can purchase the crochet pattern ad free in a print friendly instant download from my Etsy or Ravelry store. Scroll down for the free online pattern.

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

Hook sizes

3.5mm (E-4) crochet hook

4mm (G-6) crochet hook

Yarn

DK 8ply yarn in 3 colours. I used

A – King Cole Pricewise DK Candy 100g

B – King Cole Pricewise DK surf 80g

C – King Cole Big Value Dk yellow 60g

Click here to learn about yarn weights

Terminology

USA

Click here for U.K. translations

Gauge

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

Copyright notice

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, shared, sold, distributed or altered in any way.

Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced).

Please credit myself ‘Memory lane crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online.

Crochet pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count

Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches in that row)

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

Abbreviations

Crochet pattern abbreviations

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern – Free

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)

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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)

Top part of bouncy castle base

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.

Joining bouncy castle base

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)

Fill with toy stuffing

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)

Bouncy castle pillar

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

Add toy stuffing

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)

Complete crochet pillar

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.

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern assembly

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

Sew on all pillars

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)

Bouncy castle wall

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

Strap  1

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)

Strap 2

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)

Strap 3

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)

Bouncy castle crochet pattern

Row 60

sc x 23 into sts and ch’s

Fasten off (23 sts)

Complete crochet straps

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)

Wall complete

Straps (2nd set)

Rows 1 – 60

Repeat ‘straps 1st set’ rows

(60 rows)

Crochet straps

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)

Bouncy castle arch

Row 30

Ch 19

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

(23 sts)

Arch

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

Arch

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

Crochet directions

sc x 14

hdc x 1

dc2tog x 3

Corner stitch

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.

Crochet pattern walls complete

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.

Crochet toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

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

Correct alignment

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)

Sewing instruction

Using colour B sew the straps onto the pillar.

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

Sewing pillars to straps

Next sew up the side

Bouncy castle crochet pattern

Then sew across the top strap

Toy bouncy castle sewing

And sew back down the side

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

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.

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

Toy bouncy castle crochet pattern

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