Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crocheted strawberry

Great as a summer treat! I have used bulky wool yarn and a 3.75mm crochet hook to make a  fairly large strawberry. Use thinner yarn and a smaller hook for a smaller berry :)

You will need:

* Red & green yarn
* A suitable crochet hook
* A little stuffing
* Needle for sewing


With red yarn,
6 sc in ring
*1 sc, inc* three times - 9 sts
Sc around
*2 sc, inc* three times - 12 sts
*3 sc, inc* three times - 15 sts
*4 sc, inc* three times - 18 sts
*5 sc, inc* three times - 21 sts
*6 sc, inc* three times - 24 sts
Sc around
*3 sc, inc* six times - 30 sts
Sc around 2 rounds
*1 sc, dec* ten times - 20 sts
10 dec - 10 sts
Stuff the strawberry
5 dec - 5 sts
Break yarn, weave the yarn end through the last 5 sts and pull tight to close the hole. Weave in end

Leaves on top:
With green yarn,
6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to close round
*chain 4, trc dec (the same as a trc cluster with 2 trc) in same space, chain 2, sl st in 2nd loop from hook, chain 4, sl st in next sc from first round* repeat five more times to make six leaves
Break yarn, pull the end through to the back and use this to attach the leaves to the top of the strawberry

Make a bunch of these and place them in a pretty bowl to decorate your summer table :)


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