Strawberry Fields Forever

Oct 8, 2008
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Author

Leanne Fairweather

Introduction

These little guys are pretty versatile. Use as a key chain, fridge magnet, car dangler, car freshener, cat toy, person toy, etc! I made these as a gift for a friend who loves strawberries.

Materials List

I used "TLC Amore" yarn in red velvet (medium weight?)
medium worsted yarn in green
4.0mm/US G6 hook
beads for eyes (optional)
black thread (optional)
sewing or tapestry needle (optional)
tiny amount black wool(optional)

polyester fiberfill or stuffing of choice - smelly stuff, catnip, beans, natural fibers etc.

Finished Size

about 5cm / 2" without stalk, about 6cm/ 2.5" with stalk straight up

Gauge

gauge not important

Notes

The body is worked in continuous rounds, so place a marker in the first stitch of each row throughout.

The Pattern

Body (in Red):

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc in ring (6)

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next sc* throughout (12)

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* throughout (18)

Rnd 4-6: 1 sc in each st around (18)

Rnd 7: *sc 2tog, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc* throughout (13)

Rnd 8: sc in each st around (13)

You may want to start stuffing here.

Rnd 9: same as Rnd 7, continue to do this until you have only 6 sc left, ending with the last sc 2 tog stitch (so once you sc 2 tog and there is 6 stitches left total).

Continue stuffing.

Next Rnd: work 1 sc, sc 2 tog, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Make sure you have desired amount of stuffing, flatten edges of remaining stitches at the top and sew together. Weave in end.

Leaves and stalk (green)

Ch 4, sl st in 2nd 3rd and 4th ch from hook.

Rnd 1: In same 4th ch, work 6 sc, join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, sl st in next sc of 6-sc ring* around, making six leaves, join with sl st to beginning leaf. Fasten off with long tail for sewing onto body.

Stick your crochet hook through the middle ring and pull the stalk through if you would like it to be right side facing up (strawberries in picture are).

Finishing:

Sew eyes onto body (can be beads like my berries shown or knots in wool etc) , create mouth with either thread or yarn.

Sew leaves and stalk onto the top of the strawberry, varying angles will create different personalities 

And you’re done! You can attach a keychain, ribbon, magnet, string, anything.

One of my friends even suggested filling it with smelly stuff instead of polyester and using it as a car air freshener!

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Comments

on Oct 8, 2008 5:41 PM

hee hee these made me laugh! very cute

mad for crochet!

Miss M wrote
on Oct 12, 2008 6:27 PM

These are SO charming. I know my kitties will love batting them around.

Thanks for sharing.

on May 8, 2012 5:06 AM

Knit!