Saturday, 23 July 2011

Jammy Dodger Pattern

A couple of weeks ago I made a little crocheted Jammy Dodger biscuit, in which I fell in love. I posted a picture of it on my blog and also on Ravelry and received many requests for a pattern.
I have taken that challenge and spent the last couple of days trying to write a pattern that is easily understandable. So here it is my first pattern, mistakes and all!!! (hopefully not many, but do let me know if you spot something weird or have any suggestions!)

I was a little unsure as what to recommend in terms of yarn and hook size. I had quite thick yarn so used a 4.5 sized hook. I have also made these with "Creative cotton" and used a hook size 3.5 and also 4. Sorry for not being specific in regards to yarn and hook size.
The main thing is give it a whirl and have fun!!!   Matt xx


Crochet hook,

Pastry coloured yarn

Strawberry Jam Coloured yarn


Stitch marker

Darning Needle


ch - Chain
sl st - Slip stitch
hdc - Half Double Crochet
sc - Single crochet


With the strawberry jam coloured yarn.
Start by making an adjustable ring. This can be a little tricky to start off with, so I'll try explaining this step by step:

Wrap the yarn once around your index and forefinger

Pass the yarn at the back of your fingers through the circle you have just created. You can now place your hook through this loop.

I like to make a sl st by passing the hook through the centre of the circle. I find this secures the adjustable ring a little.

Rnd 1: hdc 11 times on your adjustable ring. (yarn over hook, pass through centre of ring, pull yarn through ring, and pull yarn through the three loops on your hook. Repeat 10 more times).
Join with a sl st to first hdc stitch this forms a circle. (11 stitches).
Pull the small length of your yarn to close the adjustable circle nice and tight.

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc into same stitch. *hdc hdc in next stitch* repeat **9 times. join with sl st to the 2nd chain of your initial ch 2. (22 stitches)

Fasten off and sew in ends.


With the pastry coloured yarn.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 of "Jam filling"

For this next round we are not only going to continue making the "Jammy Dodger" Base but we are also going to join the "jam filling" as we make this round.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc)

Place the "Jam filling" finished piece of crochet on top of your "Jammy Dodger Base."
For the rest of this round every new stitch you make you should pass your hook through both the stitch on the "Jam Filling" and the stitch on the "Jammy Dodger Base".

hdc in same stitch as your ch 2 making sure to pass the hook also through the "Jam Filling".
hdc in next stitch.
*hdc hdc in next stitch,  hdc in next stitch* repeat ** 9 times.
sl st in the 2nd chain of your initial ch 2. (33 stitches)


I use my stitch marker in this round as with sc I sometimes find it hard to see where the start is.
Rnd 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) sc in same stitch. sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch.
*sc sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch* Repeat ** 9 times. (44 Stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) mark with stitch marker.
Sc all of the way round only going through the front part of the stitches only, as shown below.

Join with sl st, fasten off and sew in ends.


With the Pastry coloured yarn.
Make an adjustable ring leaving a nice long end to your yarn, we will use this to shape the heart at the end.

Rnd 1: Into the adjustable ring hdc 22 tiimes, join with a sl st to form a circle. Pull the yarn to make the adjustable ring smaller but not too tight. The whole should measure approximately 1.5 cm in diameter. (22 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in same stitch as your ch 2, hdc in next stitch.
*hdc hdc in next stitch,  hdc in next stitch* repeat ** 9 times.
sl st in the 2nd chain of your initial ch 2. (33 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) sc in same stitch. sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch.
*sc sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch* Repeat ** 9 times. (44 Stitches)

We are now going to join the 'Jammy Dodger Top" onto our previously made "base with jam filling" 
Rnd 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc). sc into remaining 43 stitches, making sure to also pass your hook through the stitch of the "Base with Jam Filling". sc until both parts are joined as one. Join with a sl st on to the initial ch 1. Fasten off (44 stitches)


Just to finish it off!

With your darning needle thread the long bit off yarn that is left over from the adjustable ring of the "jammy Dodger Top".
Place a stitch through the very centre of the "jam"

Repeat this several times untill you have fashioned the circle in to a heart shape you are happy with.

I like to also place a stitch at the bottom of the heart to make the shape a little sharper.
Sew in any remaining ends.

All Finished!! I hope you have enjoyed making these little treats as much as I did!!! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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  1. Thanks for nice tutorial. Nice blog - I found you on Ravelry and I'm gonna be your regular guest :)

  2. Love the pattern! I stumbled across it on Ravelry today and I've already started crocheting it! Thanks! :) Awesome blog and awesome tutorial!

  3. Good job on the tutorial Matt, these look yummy :)

  4. Thanks for sharing :-D Haven't tried it yet but will give it a go real soon and let you know if I have any problems :-)

  5. I am SO giving these a try!

  6. Wow, I love it!! :)

  7. very nice pattern and they really do look like the biscuits :) also the first part you are trying to explain is just a magic loop circle (very well known in crochet :) )

  8. found via pintrest, they are adorable, I'm going to make a dozen and box them up as a gift for my daughter to add to her tea party set. :D

  9. What a coincidence! I've found you twice within a few minutes. Now you are on my reader. I'm looking forward to reading your posts.


  10. Brilliant!! This really made me smile. You need to do more biscuits! :)
    B x

  11. Hi Matt,

    Love this thanks for sharing! I was hoping to use this pattern to make some items to sell in my Etsy shop but can't find anywhere if you are happy for people to do this or not? If you don't want this to happen no problem, I'd just like to share this with the world :-)

    Fantastic blog and happy crocheting!

    Lisa x

    1. Hey Lisa!
      Sure you can use the pattern for products in your Etsy store. The only thing Dennis and I ask is that you can add a reference to our blog. Hope that's a fare request?
      Can't wait to see what you make!
      Matt xxx

    2. Wow thank you so much and of course I would happily reference your wonderful blog! Thanks for a fab tutorial.

      Take care

      Lisa xx

  12. Wow this is amazing, just found your blog - I'm a new follower! x

  13. Fabulous pattern and tutorial!
    Thank you so much for creating and sharing it!

    :) melissa

  14. Hiya love your blog :) Just a quick question, are the instructions in english or american stitches? x

  15. The above was me sorry x

  16. Hi there, just a bit unsure what cotton yarm to get, thinckness etc?

  17. haaa...what a lovely pattern....^^ thanks...

  18. Adorable modèle ! Merci beaucoup pour le partage !

  19. Me encanta!!! muchas gracias por el tutorial

  20. Hi Matt,

    Loving the Jammy D's!

    I Cant believe I haven't found you before....Fab blog and tutorials,
    how's a girl supposed to do any work with this blog on the screen.

    Found you through mother hens blog as she had linked to you through this pattern,

    Bestest wishes to you
    Daisy J

  21. Haha, fantastic!!!
    I crocheted some cakes as a yarnbomb for my local coffee shop and put the free pattern for one of them on ravelry, so I was just having a look around there to see what kind of yummy things other people are making and really enjoyed finding your jammie dodger recipe!
    Don't you just love inspiring people to pick up their hooks?!!!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you've done the rainbow on your clock pattern!!!
    I have been obsessed with rainbows recently, what a fabulous idea :D
    Your tutorials are so clear and well written, great blog x

  22. Wow! This is fantastic, I love how you wrote up the instructions I think I may finally have something to teach me how to do the stuff I've been wanting to do!! Thank you so so so much!

  23. thank you for this beautiful crochet item.

  24. I love this pattern so much. Hope its OK I shared a link to this on my blog hope that's OK. Kim

  25. Hiya Matt, your pattern is fab! Someone has requested a jammy dodger coaster through my Etsy shop so I was wondering if you would mind me selling one as well, will happily credit you as the designer and link to your blog if you'd like me to

    Thanks, Alice

    1. Hey Alice!
      Of course you can make them for your Etsy shop, It's kind that you ask :-)
      Have fun!! xxx

    2. Hey that's so cute

  26. I love this pattern so much! So cute! Shared a link to here on my blog. hope that's OK.

  27. This is brilliant, great photos and tutorial. I can feel a "JAmmie Dodger" coming along!

  28. Sweet!! Thank you so much for the pattern, can't wait to try it!

  29. Thank you, that is amazing!

  30. Love your jammy dodgers!! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, can't wait to make these!
    Look forward to reading your blog too.

  31. Thank you so much for a fab pattern - just made my first one and it turner out great. Will post a photo on my blog in the next few days and link back to you.

  32. Fab biscuits, definitely going to give these a go. Love the tutorial, very straightforward.
    Justine Jones - it's in US terminology. For conversion US single crochet = UK double crochet and US half double crochet = UK half treble. Hope this helps.
    Thanks again Matt for the pattern x

  33. Fab biscuits, definitely going to have a go when I can.
    Justine Jones - it's in US terminology. For conversion, US single crochet = UK double crochet and US half double crochet = UK half treble. Hope this helps.
    Thanks for a great pattern Matt

  34. Amazing! I am so glad I saw you photo shared on facebook!!! I am totally gonna follow you! You are very talented and creative! Thank you for taking the time to write up this tutorial! I am going to make a bakers dozen and send them in the mail to my Mom. She loves those cookies! Again thank you!
    sending some crafting <3!!!

  35. Hi - just found this through Ravelry and they are just the thing to make me get out my hooks again! Thimking they would make super cute coasters. Thanks so much for the pattern :)

  36. These are adorable!! Simple to make too! Come visit the facebook page too!

  37. Hi Matt, I have put a post on my blog highlighting your fabulous crochet pattern. Hope you like it.

  38. Victoria Wright12 March 2013 at 12:30

    Going to learn to crochet and make these as favours for my wedding!!

  39. Great pattern Matt, thank you so much.

  40. Genius! What a fab idea. Will definitely be making some of these :)

    Thanks so much for posting, found these after SImply Crochet had a photo of them them on Twitter. Brilliant.

    Best wishes



  41. I have never seen this cookies before... what an artist you are. Thank you.

  42. I have just found this and as an ex pat, if there is one thing I miss, its jammy dodgers (and ginger nuts and hob nobs!!!). I am going to make some of these for my other British ex pat friends!!

    Thank you!! You have made my day!!

  43. I love making these. I'm going to attach a red ribbon to hang them on the Christmas tree this year! Thank you

  44. Very clever - thanks so much. My son's favourite biscuits. As he's trying to eat healthily, I'm going to crochet some healthy ones for Christmas ! Most probably buy him some edible ones as well.
    Thanks again, Beth Perkins via Pinterest.

  45. So so happy to "meet" You ! ! ! Many thanks from France for this beautiful pattern, I have just made one ! I love it ! ♥ ! ! !

  46. Here is the one I've made--->

    Happy Valentine's day ! ! ! ^^

  47. Hi Matt- I came across your pattern while looking for Ami cookie patterns. Your pattern is so sweet!- Yes; pun intended :) I'm making a few for my grt-granddaughter as "Teething Biscuits". Pop in fresh water, squeeze out, put in refrigerator or freezer until cold, give to teething baby to "gum" on to sooth achy teething areas.
    Thank you for sharing the pattern. It's a big help.
    Blessings- Reni-C in AZ