This is Day 2 of Strawberry week: Learn How to Make Crochet Strawberries.
Yesterday, we featured strawberry bead earrings. Today, we’re giving away a free pattern for crochet strawberries. Plus, I’ve added 2 strawberry knitting patterns, just in case crocheting is not your game. Whether knit or crochet-ed, these strawberries are super-cute.
Strawberry Crochet Pattern
Crochet strawberries make fun necklace pendants, key fobs, or embellishments to kitchen decoration, such as tea cozies, pot holders, etc.
How to Crochet a Strawberry – Free Pattern
In red yarn:
Round 1: into first ch: 4 hdc, sl st to close round (5)
Round 2: ch 2,*2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in following st, repeat from * sl st to close round (8)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in all stitches, sl st to close round (16)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in following 2 st, repeat from *, sl st to close round (16)
Round 5: ch 2, hdc in all st, st st to close round (16)
Round 6: ch 2, * decrease by hdc in 2 st together, hdc, hdc, repeat from *, st st to close round (11)
stuff the strawberry. I tend to use old, holey socks, but you can use kapok or other filling.
Leaves & Stem
In green yarn:
ch 4, turn work
going backwards: sl st., sc, 2 dc.
This is one leaf.
repeat 4 times,
and vary the chain length from ch 4 to ch 6.
You now have a ring of leaves.
Bring the thread towards the center of your work to make the stem:
ch 7, turn work
dc in each st.
Cut the thread after a few inches (see picture).
The section that is facing you in the center is going to be the stem.
Pull this thread through this section pulling the stitches from the left and the right of the stem together. (see picture)
Putting your Strawberry Together
Place the green leaves on top of the red strawberry and stitch it together with a few stitches.
To make your strawberry look more realistic, use some thin yarn or double embroidery and mark a few seeds on the strawberry.
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I don’t know if you are familiar (yet) with Twinkie Chan, but this gal is great. Based in San Francisco, Twinkie makes whimsical wearable food, like a hamburger scarf, cookies scarf (see book cover), or strawberry mittens. This is her book, and the strawberry mittens pattern is included. Get your own copy here: Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear
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Strawberry Knitting Patterns
OK. If you are knitter, instead of a crochet-gal, here is how to knit strawberries, another free pattern: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pezdiva/133734949/
Once you have made a few knit strawberries, I am sure you wish to move on to something slightly more challenging, albeit still easy. This free knitting pattern I have for you is for the most adorable strawberry stay-on baby booties: http://sharonwatterson.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/knit-baby-booties-free-pattern-for-strawberries/
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Strawberry Crafts Schedule
- DAY 1 OF STRAWBERRY CRAFT WEEK: Strawberry Earrings
- DAY 2 OF STRAWBERRY CRAFT WEEK: Strawberry Crochet + Knitting Patterns
- DAY 3 OF STRAWBERRY CRAFT WEEK: Dress Yourself in .. Strawberry Nail Art.. and .. Strawberry Hair Pins
- DAY 4 OF STRAWBERRY CRAFT WEEK: Strawberry Sewing Pattern
- DAY 5 OF STRAWBERRY CRAFT WEEK: surprise …