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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern: Strawberry

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size: 2" x 1.25" (including stems)

Worsted weight yarn in red, white & green
Size G (4.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Sc - Single Crochet
Sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 Together
Sl st - Slip Stitch

Important Notes:
-All joins are made with a sl st.
-Your first stitch is always worked in the same space as the ch 1.
-Sc2tog counts as 1 sc.
-Gauge is not important for this pattern just be sure to work your stitches tight so your stuffing doesn't show through.

Row 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, 3 sc in last.

Rotate piece to the right so you can work on the opposite side of the foundation chain.

Sc in next, 2 sc in next. Join. (8 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first, sc in 2. 2 sc in each of the next 2, sc in 2, 2 sc in last. Join. (12 sc)
Row 3-7: Ch 1, sc in each around. Join. (12 sc)

Before moving on, use white yarn to stitch on little seeds.

Row 8: In BLO: Ch 1, *Sc in 2, sc2tog.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (9 sc)

Fasten off leaving a long end to sew your opening shut.

Now, the final step is adding the little green stems. Cut 3-5 strands of green yarn about 4" in length, then use your needle to slip each piece through the top of the strawberry. Tie each piece on with a knot, knot a 2nd time to secure yarn. Trim to about an inch in length.

This pattern was originally written as a topper for a cupcake, they compliment the cupcake well! 

You can find the cupcake pattern here: With a Cherry on top Cupcake

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