Friday, 15 November 2013

How To - Crochet a Strawberry


Another free crochet pattern for thee! This time for an adorable strawberry. (^-^)

Very quick and easy to make so here is what you will need;

Materials Required

  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in red, green and pale yellow (or white, or pale green).
  • 3.0 mm crochet hook or similar
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing
  • Scissors and a yarn needle

Finished size is as real-life, approx. 1inch x 1inch

Videos relating to this pattern are:
Magic circle technique: http://youtu.be/0m0952XQjbA



Round 1
Using R and a 3.0mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop and work 6sc into your loop

Round 2
1sc in ea st around - (6) Do not join rounds.

Round 3
2sc in next st and in ea st around - (12)

Round 4
1sc in ea st around - (12)

Round 5
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (18)

Round 6
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (24)

Round 7
*1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat until end - (30)

Rounds 8 - 10
1sc in ea st around - (30)

Round 11
*1sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog* repeat until end - (24)

Stop here and using PY and a yarn needle, sew some small sts onto your strawberry. Be careful not to pull to tightly otherwise you may distort your strawberry shape. Fasten off PY.

Round 12
*sc2tog* repeat until end - (12)

Stop here and stuff your strawberry with either toy stuffing or yarn scraps.

Round 13
*sc2tog* repeat until end - (6)

Fasten off R and using remaining tail end and a yarn needle sew your remaining gap closed. Do this by repeatedly sewing into the next 2 sts and draw-stringing your hole closed.

Hide your tail ends on the inside of your strawberry by sewing through your strawberry a few times (without pulling too tight otherwise you will distort your strawberry shape), push your strawberry down gently and keeping your tail end taut, cut your yarn, let go of your strawberry allowing it to bounce back and doing so will hide your tail end on the inside.

Now for the greenery!

Round 1
Using G and a 3.0mm crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten and sl st to join - (5)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop and work 5sc into your loop

Round 2
Ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sl st in next 2 chs, 1sc in same st as chs, *1sl st in next st on main circle, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1sl st in next 2 chs, 1sc in same st as chs* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join round, fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto your strawberry, hiding your tails end the same way as before.

And now you're done!

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