Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Strawberry Crochet Pattern



Be-ewe-tifully simply strawberry to crochet

by katkoe
Starring:
Bits of worsted or sports weight yarn, Shiny the blue crochet hook (size H) and my thumb

Berry Bottom:
Chain 3, join to form ring.

Row 1:
Chain 2 (counts as first dc) crochet into ring 13 dc and join to first dc
Count 7 stitches from beginning and place marker on stitch.
Pull starting yarn to tighten the ring that was just created.

Row 2:
Chain 2 (counts as first dc), dc then make 2 dc into the next stitch.
*dc, dc, make 2 dc in stitch* repeat ** to 7th stitch in row.
At the 7th stitch crochet 7th and 8th stitch together with single crochet.
*dc, dc, make 2 dc in stitch* repeat ** until 2 stitches remain.
single crochet last two stitches together.
join row.

Row 3:
chain 2 (counts as first dc) dc next two stitches together into one stitch.
repeat once.
*dc, dc, dc next two stitches together* until three stitches remains.
dc, dc next two stitches together and join.

Row 4:

Chain 2, *join next two stitches together
with one dc* repeat to end and join.

Row 5:
Chain1, Crocheting into only the outer post of each stitch, place each remaining stitch onto hook and join all together into one single crochet stitch.


Knot off to finish berry bottom, cut yarn off leaving a 6-8" tail.




Stem Top:
  • Wrap green yarn around three fingers 7 times to create yarn bundle.


  • Cut yarn and wind the tale around the center of yarn bundle.
  • Sometimes this is easier if the bundle is held taunt between two fingers.



  • Lightly knot the tale after several wraps.
  • Now place a firmer knot over the first knot to secure string into loops.
  • Run Crochet hook from top to bottom of berry part.
    Grab ending yarn tale and pull tale th
    rough the top of the berry.



  • Tie yarn tale from stem yarn bundle to the berry yarn tale.



  • Insert the crochet hook from the bottom through the top of the berry *see below for stuffing option*
  • Grab yarn tales and pull the combined stem and berry yarn ends back through into the center.
*optional step: use hook to draw quarter size ball of yellow roving through to the center of the berry. Berry will hold shape with or without fluff in the middle*

Copyright 2009 katkoe. Free to copy and distribute for personal and non-profit purposes only. Pattern not for resale. Special rights given to Ewetopia.net for resale of finished items made from this pattern.


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