Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Crochet Watermelon & Crochet Plum - Crochet Tropical Fruits Series

  Crochet Tropical Fruit

Last week I released the patterns for Betsy the Crochet Banana and Katie the Crochet Kiwi from my Tropical Fruits Series.   This week we have two new Tropical Fruit patterns for you - William the Crochet Watermelon & Peter the Crochet Plum.  Both are made from Paintbox Simply Aran yarn, the watermelon in red, white and two shades of green, as well as purple for the plum.  They also both use 10mm saftey eyes and a small amount of stuffing.  Neither of them use a whole ball of yarn so the rest will be perfect for creating all the Tropical Fruits if you choose to.


Crochet Watermelon - William

William the Crochet Watermelon is made from the top down in one piece.  The top is worked in rounds to get the green toned stripes of the skin and this is then converted to working in the round, continuing down the white and red where William is finished off.   The seeds are sewn on last with his mouth.



William is a slightly quicker project than some of the other larger fruit projects as the trickest part about his is making sure you count your stitches to get even decreases to create the slice look.   He shouldn't really take more than an hour to make so is a nice quick project if you need one.

You can find the written pattern below and video tutorial for William the Crochet Watermelon.

William Watermelon


1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this hat

·        Paintbox Simply Aran – 100g balls in any colours you choose – I used the following colours;

o   Rose Red  (213)

o   Lime Green (228)

o   Grass Green (229)

o   Paper White (200)

o   Small amount of black for mouth 

·        2 x 10mm safety eyes

·        stuffing

·        4mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors

·        Stitch marker

 

2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Sc inc – sc increase

·        Sc dec – sc decrease (invisible kind)

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

 

 3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        Gauge – no specific gauge required but you need to work as tightly as possible to avoid stuffing showing through.

 

4.  Pattern

Watermelon – in Grass Green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end, ch 1 turn

20

2

Change to Lime Green sc in each stitch to end, ch 1 turn

20

3

Sc in each stitch to end, ch 1 turn

20

4

Change to Grass Green sc in each stitch to end, ch1 turn

20

5

Sc in each stitch to end, ch 1 (do not turn)

20

6

Sc around the edge of the watermelon skin start by going along the short edge, then the long edge where your ch was, then the final short edge.   Work a ch 1 between the sc in each corner.   Cast off before you do the final long side

30 (+20 on the side you didn’t sc around)

 

Change to white

 

7

Sc around the outside of the watermelon skin (all 4 sides) and put a sc in each of the ch 1 corners you made and add an additional 2 sc in the final corner you didn’t make in round 6

55

 

Change to red

 

8-9

sc around

55

10

(3 sc, sc dec) x 11

44

11

Sc around

44

12

(2 sc, sc dec) x 11

33

13

Sc around

33

14

(sc, sc dec) x 11

22

15

Sc around

22

16

(Sc dec) x 10 sc, 2 sc

12

 

Add eyes between rows 9 and 10, 4 stitches apart

Stuff

 

17

(sc, dec) x 6

6

 

Sl st, cast off and sew shut

 

 

 ·        Sew a mouth centrally under the eyes in black.

·        Sew black seeds evenly around the watermelon slice



Crochet Plum - Peter

Peter the Crochet Plum, is the quickest and smallest Tropical fruit to make.  He was originally going to be a passion fruit, but I didn't have the right colours to make a passion fruit on either the inside or outside and I really wanted this project to use up some of my yarn stash rather than ordering in more!   Therefore Peter evolved into a plum.  He is made in the round in one go and shouldn't take more than 30 mins.



The written pattern is below & video tutorial for  Peter the Crochet Plum.

Peter Plum

 

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this hat

·        Paintbox Simply Aran – 100g balls in any colours you choose – I used the following colours;

o   Pansy Purple (247)

o   Small amount of black for mouth 

·        2 x 10mm safety eyes

·        stuffing

·        4mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors

·        Stitch marker

 

2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Sc inc – sc increase

·        Sc dec – sc decrease (invisible kind)

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

 

3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        Gauge – no specific gauge required but you need to work as tightly as possible to avoid stuffing showing through.

 

4.  Pattern

Plum – in purple

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5-8

Sc around

24

9

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

10

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

 

Add eyes between rows 3 & 4 with 4 sc in between

Stuff

 

11

(sc dec) x 6

6

 

Cast off and sew shut

 

 

·        Sew a mouth centrally under the eyes in black.

 

I hope that you have enjoyed the forth section of my Tropical Fruit Series with William the Watermelon & Peter the plum.   Have fun making them and please feel free to share your makes on my Social Media channels.   Join me next week for the final Tropical Fruit pair of the series - Penelope Pineapple & Melvin Mandarin

See you next week,

Vicky x

 

 

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