Court Crafting

Spun Gold… and blue and yellow

To celebrate our work with people living with dementia we’re launching our first ever Court Crafting project! We are aiming to knit a sheep entirely out of Dementia Friends forget-me-nots. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Our fluffy blue and yellow sheep will be displayed as part of Hereford Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Spun Gold’ running from 18th July – 31 October 2015

Join in the fun and help us knit and crochet 5000 flowers!

All you need to do is follow our simple patterns using any blue and yellow yarn; make as many flowers as you can, and then send them to us! We’ve made a couple of short videos to help you out with this super quick pattern.

Knitting Pattern

Cast on 40 stitches in blue yarn,
Row 1: Knit to end
Row 2: *Knit 1, cast off 6* repeat ** 4 times (10 stitches will remain on your needle)
Row 3: Cut a long tail of the blue yarn and thread through all stitched, pull tightly and secure
Finishing: use yellow yarn to embroider a yellow centre for your flower

Crochet Pattern

In Yellow yarn: Chain 4, slip stitch to first stitch to make a ring
Round 1: make 10 single crochet in ring
Switch to blue yarn
Round 2: in first stitch *chain 3, 4 double crochet, in next stitch 1 single crochet* repeat 4 times
Finishing: Secure and weave in ends

Once you have finished your flower please either drop them in at the Box Office or send them to us here at:

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

Be warned these are really addictive little flowers to make and once you get started you wont be able to stop!