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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern: Carrot

(Shown in Caron United Orange)

These life size carrots are a fun addition to any little one’s play food collection, you can also find a free pattern for baby carrots here: Baby Carrots

I have listed the gauge as a guide but your gauge may vary slightly depending on your yarn choice. Any worsted weight yarn will be suitable for use with this pattern, for my carrots shown I used Caron United Yarn. Be sure to work your stitches tightly and stuff your carrots firmly but not so much that you create holes in the crochet work. If you have any questions at all feel free to ask! 

Thanks for stopping by and reading!
-Jenni



Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: Approx. 2” W x 10” L (w/stems)

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn
      -3 yards green for each carrot
      -30 yards orange for each carrot
Size G (4.0mm) Crochet Hook
Stitch Marker
Poly-fil
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp – Space

Gauge:
5 sc & 6 rows = 1” 

Important Notes:
-This pattern uses the Magic Circle, if you do not know how to make a magic circle check out my quick video here: https://youtu.be/64O9WVJucFA
-Because this pattern is worked in the round, I recommend placing a stitch marker in the last sc of the row, moving it up as you go so you can easily keep track of your rows.
-Sc2tog counts as one sc.

Starting with orange:

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc in the circle. Pull circle tight, do not join. (6 sc)

(click image to enlarge)

Row 2: Sc in the very first sc you made, you will now be working in the round. Sc in next, 2 sc in next. Sc in 2, 2 sc in next. (8 sc)
Row 3: *Sc in 3, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (10 sc)
Row 4: Sc in each around. (10 sc)

If you haven’t already, sew in your beginning end and turn the piece right side out.

Row 5: *Sc in 4, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (12 sc)
Row 6-7: Sc in each around. (12 sc)
Row 8: *Sc in 5, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (14 sc)
Row 9-12: Sc in each around. (14 sc)
Row 13: *Sc in 6, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (16 sc)
Row 14-17: Sc in each around. (16 sc)
Row 18: *Sc in 7, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (18 sc)
Row 19-22: Sc in each around. (18 sc)
Row 23: *Sc in 8, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (20 sc)

You should start stuffing your carrot as you go now.

Row 24-29: Sc in each around. (20 sc)
Row 30: *Sc in 9, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (22 sc)
Row 31-32: Sc in each around. (22 sc)
Row 33: *Sc in 10, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (24 sc)
Row 34-35: Sc in each around. (24 sc)
Row 36: *Sc in 11, 2 sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (26 sc)
Row 37: Sc in each around. (26 sc)
Row 38: Sc in each around, sl st loosely in last. (25 sc, 1 sl st)
Row 39: In BLO: [Sl st, ch 1, sc] all in the first sp, sc in next. *Sc2tog, sc in next 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join with sl st. (20 sc)
Row 40: Ch 1, sc2tog. *Sc, sc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join with a sl st. (13 sc)
Row 41: Ch 1, sc in first. *Sc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join with a sl st. (7 sc)

Fasten off but do not sew in this end just yet.

Stems (photo tutorial below)

Join green yarn with a sl st to the top of the carrot, just to the right of the center.

Ch 14, sl st in 5th ch from hook. [Sc, ch 6, sl st] all in the next ch sp. Sc in next ch and in each remaining ch across. Sl st into the top center of the carrot.

Ch 18, sl st in 5th ch from hook. [Sc, ch 6, sl st] all in the next ch sp. Sc in next ch and in each remaining ch across. Fasten off and use the end to sew this part of the stem down.

Sew your green ends into the stems you just created, this will help make the stems less flimsy. Now, you can sew in the orange end. Make sure to sew any holes shut.


Stem Tutorial 


Join green yarn with a sl st to the top of the carrot, just to the right of the center. 


Ch 14. 


Sl st in 5th ch from hook.

 Sc in the next sp. 


Ch 6. 


Sl st in the same space. 


 Sc in next ch and in each remaining ch across. 



 Sl st into the top center of the carrot. 


Pull up a loop and Ch 18. 


Sl st in 5th ch from hook. 


 Sc in the next space.


 Ch 6. 

Sl st in the same space. 


Sc in next ch and in each remaining ch across. 



 Fasten off and use the end to sew this part of the stem down. 
Sew your green ends into the stems you just created, this will help make the stems less flimsy. 


Finally, you can sew in the orange end. Make sure to sew any holes shut. 


Tada, all done!


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If you enjoyed this pattern you may also like my other play food patterns! 





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