Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sweet crochet }{ tutorial

It's been a while since I've shown any crochet or knitting and lately I've been working with it again. I'm getting some things done for the baby girl arriving soon. But what I want to share today is a request from N.

She saw the book "Yummy Crochet" by Kristen Rask and asked me to make her a doughnut. No problem, easy and quick. But then she wanted a cherry on top and a candle. Hmmm. I decided to try and come up with my own.

Here it is: a rough pattern for a small crochet cherry (not quite a proper tutorial, oops).

sc = single crochet
st = stitch

*make a sloppy slip knot and chain two (or magic ring)
round 1: 6sc in first stitch (or 6sc in magic ring)
round 2: 1sc in each st then flip it inside out (so that the tail can go inside the berry)
If you want a bigger cherry, keep repeating that: 1sc in each st until you're happy with the size. It will be long though. For a rounder one, there's a different pattern. I'll share that another day.
round 3: 1sc, skip 1st (you'll have 3 stitches)
round 4: chain 3 and tie it off. Alternatively, you can chain one and tie it off leaving a tail as the cherry's stem

She liked it so much that now she's asking for a cupcake and then cookies. Such a sweet crochet tooth...

What food would you like to see as crochet?


  1. That's so incredibly cute! You are so clever. I'd love to see spaghetti and meatballs!

  2. So sweet, makes me wish I had some crochet skills

  3. That is just so sweet, thanks for sharing!

  4. I'll second her cupcake request! And maybe a carrot, to add an ounce of crochet nutrition. ;)
    Catherine Denton

  5. Oh my goodness!! This is so cute! You did a great job with the cherry and candle too :).

    Hmmm, I think I'd like a crochet gummy bear!! I wish my crochet skills were stronger. I need to practice.

  6. Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!
    GED Online

  7. What fun...this is darling my friend. I really need to learn how to crochet. xoxo