Canal Boat

Issue: Issue 73

Canal Boat by Kate Bruning
Find the pattern in issue 73 Inside Crochet magazine.

This fun design is taken from Let’s Go Camping by Kate Bruning. (Kyle Books, £9.99). Photography by Keiko Oikawa.

Hook this sweet canal barge and dream of lazy holidays, drifting along the water and enjoying the countryside…


  • DK yarn, 50g

Yarn A: Navy Blue x 1 ball
Yarn B: Sea Green x 1 ball
Yarn C: Pale Blue x 1 ball
Yarn D: Pink x 1 ball
Yarn E: Dusty Yellow x 2 balls
Yarn F: Sky Blue x 1 ball
Yarn G: Red x 1 ball

  • 4ply yarn, 50g

Yarn H: Pale Blue x 1 ball
Yarn I: Silver x 1 ball

  • 2.5mm & 3.5mm hooks
  • Three paper drinking straws
  • Cardboard
  • Lightweight cotton fabric,
  • 45 x 40cm/17¾ x 15¾in
  • Mini bobble trim or ric rac
  • Bead
  • Duct tape
  • Craft knife
  • Fabric glue
  • Hot glue gun


A bamboo/wool mix yarn works wonderfully well in this project as its sheen makes the boat look as though it has just had a fresh coat of paint!

The boat is sized to fit traditional Playmobil toy figures.

Kate is an Australian crochet designer who lives in New Zealand with her husband and theirchildren. Read her blog at


This pattern is tagged with:

Designer: Kate Bruning

Household: Toy

Price: Magazine Only

Yarn Type: 4-ply, DK

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