Jammy Dodger Pattern 23.07.2011

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


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)


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)


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"


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)



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.

For a revised version of this pattern, available as a FREE pdf download, visit the Boy & Bunting Pattern Page.

This post was originally posted on 23rd July 2011.
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  1. just made this as a keyring, so cute! Thanks for the pattern

  2. Hi there, I love this pattern! Are these US or UK terms? Thank you!

  3. I made this last night and it's perfect! Thank you! Can't wait to see my daughter's face when she sees it

  4. Fantastic !!! Thank you for sharing this pattern. Will make them and put them on a tea cosy.
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