Hello there !
Here is the first free crochet pattern released to celebrate the opening of my Etsy shop : adorable little strawberries.
I know the strawberry season is long gone but hey amigurumi strawberry season is all year round, isn’t it ? 🙂
Abbreviations used in the pattern
- st : stitch
- ch : chain
- sc : single crochet
- hdc : half double crochet
- dc : double crochet
- inc : increase
- dec : decrease
Pattern reading and notes
- [xx] : the number between the square brackets shows the total stitches you should have at the end of the row/round.
- (xxx) x 2 : the instructions between brackets should be repeated across the round a certain number of times (in this instance : twice).
Crocheted strawberry : the fruit part
- Rd 1 : 5 sc in a magic ring 
- Rd 2 : inc in all 
- Rd 3 : sc in all 
- Rd 4 : (1 sc, 1 inc) x5 
- Rd 5 : sc in all 
- Rd 6 : (2 sc, 1 inc) x5 
- Rds 7 – 8 : sc in all 
- Rd 9 : (2 sc, 1 dc) x5 
Begin the stuffing.
- Rd 10 : (1 sc, 1 dc) x5 
- Rd 11 : 5 dc 
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. With a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and tightly pull to close the strawberry. Weave in the yarn end.
Leaves of the crocheted strawberry
Rd 1 : 4 sc in a magic ring 
For the next and final round :
Start by making a slip stitch in the 1st stitch of the previous round, then ch5. We will work by going down on this chain :
- 1 slip stitch in the 2nd stitch from the hook ;
- 1 sc in the next one ;
- 1 hdc in the next one ;
- 1 dc in the last.
Finish off the first leave by a slip stitch in the next sc of the previous round.
Repeat the part between *** x4
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew the leaves on the top of the strawberry. Embroider a few stitches in off-white.
And you’re done !
See you next week for a new free crochet pattern \o/