Court Crafting

Spun Gold… and blue and yellow

To celebrate our work with people living with dementia we ran our first ever Court Crafting project! We worked with community groups, care homes and volunteers 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 was displayed as part of Hereford Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Spun Gold’ running from 18th July – 31 October 2015

Join in the fun and knit or crochet your own flowers!

All you need to do is follow our simple patterns using any blue and yellow yarn; make as many flowers as you can! 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


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

‘Spun Gold was a brilliant project to work on. I got to spend time creating beautiful flowers with people all over the county. We got the strangest looks when we tried to stitch all the flowers together and make our sheep in the Courtyard Cafe Bar! So simple, but so much fun I encourage everyone to get out their needles or hooks and give them a go.’

Jane, Participant, Spun Gold