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Henry and Hetty Hoover Pattern


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Henry and Hetty Hoovers crochet pattern. Version 1. 


This pattern is for a Henry and a Hetty Hoover amigurumi using crochet. 


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Difficulty Level








DK Black (1 skein)


DK Red (1 skein)


DK White (1 skein)


DK Silver (1 skein)


DK Pink (1 skein)




3.5mm/E4 and 3mm/C2 crochet hook




Stitch Marker


Yarn Needle


Cardboard if desired.


Buttons if desired for wheels.






Medium tension, it doesn’t matter hugely on this pattern.




Measures 8cm x 8cm (21cm length of hose and body when stretched)




CH = chain


SL ST = slip stitch


SC = single crochet


MC = magic circle


INC = increase


DEC = decrease


BLO = back loops only


CC = colour change


(x) = number of stitches in row




Turning slip stitch does not count as a stitch.




BODY (worked in rounds)


With red yarn(for Henry) or pink yarn(for Hetty).


ROUND 1: MC 6 (6)


ROUND 2: INC 6 (12)


ROUND 3: SC, INC  x 6 (18)


ROUND 4: SC2, INC x 6 (24)


ROUND 5: SC3, INC x 6 (30)


ROUND 6: SC4, INC x 6(36)


ROUND 7: SC5, INC x 6 (42)


ROUND 8: BLO round (42)


ROUND 9-16: SC round, CC to black yarn on last stitch(42)


ROUND 17: BLO round (42)


ROUND 18: SC6, INC x 6 (48)


ROUND 19-21: SC round (48)


If you wish to keep the bottom flat cut a cardboard disk slightly smaller than the base and place in and lightly stuff the bottom of the hoover.


ROUND 22: SC6, DEC x 6 (42)


ROUND 23: SC5, DEC x 6 (36)


ROUND 24: SC4, DEC x 6 (30)


ROUND 25: SC3, DEC x 6 (24)


ROUND 26: SC2, DEC x 6 (18)


ROUND 27: SC1, DEC x6 (12)


SL ST and fasten off leaving a tail for stitching up. Stuff the remaining Henry fairly tightly but ensuring it does not distort the flat bottom. Stitch up the top opening.




With black yarn.


ROUND 1: SL ST and attach yarn to front loop last stitch of row 9 (where you colour changed. You are attaching to the red stitch as per picture 1. SC whole row and fasten off, leave a long tail in order to stitch around.


Stitch backloops of row just worked to row 10 (first row of black) and fasten off. This should create a rim.




This part is worked in rows with black yarn..


ROW 1: CH46,turn .


ROW 2-8: SC across ch 1 turn. (45)


Fasten off leaving a long tail.. Roll and stitch into a long cylinder.


Insert folded pipecleaner into tube as you near the end. This will be where the silver cylinder will be.


With silver yarn


ROW 1: CH16, turn.


ROW2-8: SC across ch 1 turn.(15)


Fasten off leaving a long tail. Roll around hose where pipe cleaner is and stitch up.


With black yarn we are going to create the head.


ROW 1: CH11, turn.


ROW 2: SC across, ch 1 turn. (10)


ROW 3: INC, SC8, INC, ch1 and turn. (12)


ROW 4: BLO, SC across , ch1 and turn. (12)


ROW 5-10: SC across, ch1 and turn fasten off at end of row 10 weave in ends.


Fold over from back loop on row 4 and stitch along edges.


Attach end of hose to middle of suction section and then attach to body on row 19.


EYES (make 2)


With white yarn and 3mm hook


ROW 1: CH7, and turn


ROW 2: SC across (6)


Fasten off, roll into circle and stitch together.


Stitch onto Henry 2 rows below rim and with a gap of 5 stitches.


Using black yarn stitch pupils looking in desired direction (usually up and slightly to the right)


(for Hetty sew 3 flicks for eyelashes in black yarn stitching.)




With black yarn.


ROW 1: CH 13, turn.


ROW 2-4: SC across (12)


Fasten off and stitch on top of hoover around centre of lid.






Using black yarn stitch on a smiley mouth.


Using white yarn stitch HENRY or HETTY lettering above eyes.


If desired add buttons as wheels and stitch on.


WELL DONE! Your HENRY and HETTY should look like the pattern picture!




Pattern Copyright (c) SECRAFTS, 2020, Version Number Version 1, May 2020.


The design is based on copyright material and you should check whether sale of items is permitted in your region, if unsure creations should be used as gifts only and not sold. This pattern is NOT to be copied and edited as your own. 


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Why I Crochet

Hi there,Ellen here.

This is my first entry into the blogosphere so i want to take a little time to introduce myself.

One of my more recent creations

I’m a crafter, I’ll try anything once, twice or however many times it takes me to truly love and appreciate how talented some people are in their chosen artform. I have tried many crafts over the years but nothing has grabbed me in the way crochet has.

 It started when i was a wee girl, my mother used to knit me and my siblings jumpers and cardigans. As i was the youngest I had a collection of hand me down stripey jumpers. Some had been damaged and she had just reworked the yarn into weird and wonderful colour combinations, as were the amazing blankets she had crocheted for our beds. Remember that time where everybody had blankets instead of duvets? I miss it.

 My Nan taught me to knit when I was around 10. Just basic knit. She would cast me on 20 stitches and I would be off, using all her leftover yarn until it was almost long enough to be a scarf for my dolls, then I would look back over my work and noticed missed or gained stitches, poor tension and big knots where I knew nothing about colour change… So the frogging began, and i would side up to her to cast me on again. I had always wanted to try crochet, the hooks fascinated me. I mean how can she and my mum make some beautiful pieces of fabric with nothing but a hook! But my nan told me there was no way she could teach me as I am in the elite ten percent of the worlds population who favours a left hand. My mum was also one of these, but sadly i lost her to cancer when i was only 6, making her creations all the more special to me and my hankering to learn the craft increased. Even so I took my second mother, my dads mums word for it and accepted the fact us lefties couldnt do certain things. How wrong was I??

It wasnt until the impending birth of my 3rd son (and many failed attempts at cardmaking, quilling, cross stitch, needle felting) that I decided I would like to pick the knitting needles up again. I bought myself 400g of white acrylic and a set of 4mm needles, but not knowing how to cast on I proceeded to do what I now advise everybody to do. I picked up the laptop, opened YouTube and casually typed ‘cast on knitting’ into the search bar. I watched video after video in amazement of a world i had previously never explored, and a few months later I wrapped my beautiful baby boy in an equally beautiful hand knitted blanket. 

Dexter in his blanket made lovingly by me

Before long the need to make something else was there, a new challenge a hobby like no other, so I bought a hook. All the while remembering those words ‘you wont be able to crochet, you are left handed’. All the affirmations I gave myself couldnt shake that doubt, but still, I had to at least try, my mum was so talented at it.

Clicking on the videos on YouTube pausing, rewinding, and rewatching, swearing, throwing the yarn across the room, I persevered, and then something magic happened, the chain looked tidy, the stitches even, the corners neat and the patterns began to look less like a different language. Before I knew it my son had a granny square blanket, and then so did my niece’s and nephew’s, I saw the smiles on their faces, and the pure surprise on their faces when I said ‘I made that’. It was addictive, I was hooked.

One of my first blankets made for the nieces and nephews
Another of the first blankets for the nieces and nephews

Fast forward twelve years and I have never lost that addiction, I love so many things about crochet, the feel of the hook gliding through the yarn creating magical patterns and items, the meditation of being completely consumed by a creation in progress. I am addicted to those contagious smiles that are the end result of something that gives you so much peace. Years gone since producing an item, to hear that it is still being used, cuddled, loved and treasured.that is why I crochet, and that is why I want to pass on the skills I have learned, so future generations can appreciate this pastime with as much enthusiasm as me. Nan, I can do it. I am a left handed crochet queen and mum, thanks for the inspiration, I hope I’m making you proud.

A cushion made for my son using multiple colour changes
Filet crochet
My last creation… Be is still waiting on a name! Any ideas? Drop a comment on this post!