Giant Postage Stamp

When you live too far away from Grandma to visit her on Mother’s Day….just pretend to mail yourself to her! Ignite your kiddo’s imagination with this giant crochet postage stamp. This free crochet pattern features is super easy and only uses two stitches: chain stitches and single crochets. You can follow the graph or the written pattern.

Let’s get started!

Finished Measurements:

7″ x 6″

Supply List:

Caron Simply Soft Dark Country Blue – 1 skein

Caron Simply Soft White – 1 skein

Caron Simply Soft Red -1 skein

(or any other worsted weight yarn)

Crochet Hook in size G-6, 4 mm

Stitches and Terminology:

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

rs = right side

ws = wrong side

picot = sc, ch 3, sl st to the space where you made your first sc

Notes:

Color Changes: start your sc normally by inserting your hook into the next stitch and pulling up a loop. At this point you will have 2 loops on your hook. Next, grab a loop of the new color and pull through the 2 loops you have on your hook to finish that sc. Now you’re ready for the next st in your new color!

Reading the Graph: I found it easier to stitch on the stars and the letters afterwards than trying to do all those little color changes. It also makes the project look neater. Ch 33 and follow the bottom row of the chart from right to left, making your first sc in the second ch from your hook. At the end of the row ch 1 and follow the next row from left to right. Keep it going like that until you’ve followed the whole chart and then scroll down for the finishing touches!

***There is also a written pattern for this graph for those who would prefer to read out the stitches. Just scroll down! ***

ch 33, make your first sc in the second ch from your hook

← Row 1 [RS]: (r sc) x 16, (w sc) x 16
→ Row 2 [WS]: (w sc) x 16, (r sc) x 16
← Row 3 [RS]: (w sc) x 12, (r sc) x 3, (w sc) x 17
→ Row 4 [WS]: (w sc) x 18, (r sc) x 3, (w sc) x 11
← Row 5 [RS]: (r sc) x 13, (w sc) x 2, r sc, (w sc) x 16
→ Row 6 [WS]: (w sc) x 16, (r sc) x 2, (w sc) x 2, (r sc) x 12
← Row 7 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 23
→ Row 8 [WS]: (r sc) x 23, (w sc) x 9
← Row 9 [RS]: (r sc) x 9, (w sc) x 23
→ Row 10 [WS]: (w sc) x 23, (r sc) x 9
← Row 11 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 23
→ Row 12 [WS]: (r sc) x 23, (w sc) x 9
← Row 13 [RS]: (r sc) x 9, (w sc) x 23
→ Row 14 [WS]: (w sc) x 23, (r sc) x 9
← Row 15 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 23
→ Row 16 [WS]: (r sc) x 23, (w sc) x 9
← Row 17 [RS]: (r sc) x 9, (w sc) x 23
→ Row 18 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (w sc) x 4, (r sc) x 9
← Row 19 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 20 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (r sc) x 4, (w sc) x 9
← Row 21 [RS]: (r sc) x 9, (w sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 22 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (w sc) x 4, (r sc) x 9
← Row 23 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 24 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (r sc) x 4, (w sc) x 9
← Row 25 [RS]: (r sc) x 9, (w sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 26 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (w sc) x 4, (r sc) x 9
← Row 27 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 28 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (r sc) x 4, (w sc) x 9
← Row 29 [RS]: (w sc) x 13, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 30 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (w sc) x 13
← Row 31 [RS]: (w sc) x 9, (r sc) x 4, (b sc) x 19
→ Row 32 [WS]: (b sc) x 19, (r sc) x 4, (w sc) x 9

Finishing:

ch 1, sc evenly down the first side. When you get to the corner, do (sc, ch 2, sc) all in the one stitch. Continue evenly sc around and doing each corner in the same way. When you get back to the beginning, make another sc in the space where you made your first sc, ch 2 and sl st to the first sc st.

ch 1, sc in the first st, picot in the next stitch, continue alternating sc and picot st. When you get to the corner, do (sc, ch 1, sc) in the space made by the ch 2 of the previous round. Continue alternating sc and picot st around and doing each corner in the same way. When you get back to the beginning, make another sc in the space where you made your first sc, ch 1 and sl st to the first sc st.

I recommend using the surface slip stitch technique for the letters (tutorial here) and a good old fashioned tapestry needle for the stars.

Bonus picture of Echo jumping out of the box. Her tongue is blue because she used her allowance to buy ring pops today and has been eating them all afternoon.

Thanks for reading my free pattern! Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer.

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