Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry

The Berry Patch – Crochet Berries Free Pattern Bundle

Among the many things that kids have 100% right: an obsession with fresh berries. After all, happiness is a bowl of fresh berries. Among them, raspberries are my personal favorite, but somedays I crave a sweet juice strawberry. And fresh blueberries sprinkled over homemade granola make their way to our breakfast table several times a week in the summer. So in honor of these special juicy bits, I’ve created The Berry Patch – Crochet Berries Free Pattern Bundle.

Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry

The bundle includes patterns for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. The special thing about this pattern is that I provide the method for crocheting the raspberries and blackberries in 3 different ways: the berries picked off the bush without the stem, the berries with the stem attached, and clusters of 3 berries still on the stem with leaves. Pick one or make them all, it’s up to you! The printable pattern for The Berry Patch – Crochet Berries Free Pattern Bundle is available in the Resource Library.

Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry

No store-bought berry can complete with one that comes right from the home garden. And part of the home-grown experience of course, is the picking of the fruit.  I love the moments spent in the raspberry patch, normally occurring in the early evening – warm, quiet and peaceful. I chat with the other critters who also love my patch – spiders, flies, ants, and birds.  They scurry around as I gather the berries into my colander. Nowadays, my precious son joins me as we embark on the treasure hunt for the perfect dark red raspberry.

Beneath the raspberries grow our strawberries. Somehow they ended up there and they come back happily year after year.

Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry

Materials you will need for the Berry Patch – Crochet Berries Free Pattern Bundle:

Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton | DK/light worsted weight yarn | 100% organic cotton
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing (here’s a great chance to use all those tiny yarn snippets you’ve been saving for stuffing!)

Skills & Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
hk (hook)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
tc (treble crochet)
inc (increase)
dec (decrease)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

Get the free printable pattern for the berry bundle here!

Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry
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Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry
Berry Patch Bundle Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Blueberry

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

I’d love to see your finished berries! Post pics on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook. Enjoy!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Main Image

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern

The thing that makes me the most jealous about Narwhals is they get to eat fresh halibut, cod, and shrimp every day. In fact that’s probably the ONLY thing that makes me jealous of Narwhals. Living most of my life under a thick sheet of ice just doesn’t sound pleasant. Nonetheless, the unicorns of the sea are beautiful and intriguing. And I hope I do them justice with my Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the printable, ad-free pattern of Filip the Narwhal on my Etsy shop here.

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This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase materials using these links I may receive a small commission which in no way affects the cost to you. These partnerships help me support my blog and small business which allows me to continue providing you with free crochet patterns! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

General Notes:

This narwhal free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The printable pattern in my Etsy shop comes with LOTS of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.

Size & Gauge:

Size: Filip will end up being 20″ from tail to tusk & 4.5″ wide.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% organic cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

It’s very important for me to use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn so I feel good about the impact I’m making on the environment with my craft. This is why I choose organic cotton versus conventional cotton.

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

The Legal Stuff:

This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, sold, distributed or translated without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer. Thank you for your respectfulness!

Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Materials you will need:

Abbreviations used in the narwhal free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
dec – decrease
inc – increase
[…] – number of stitches in row
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Birdseye Completed

The Pattern

Notes:

  • the head and body are crocheted in continuous rounds – do not join
  • the head and body use the denim colored yarn

Head & Body:

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6] When you pull to close the magic circle, first insert your dowel through the circle. You don’t want to pull it all the way tight to close or the dowel will be impossible to insert later.

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8-17: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 20-21: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 22: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 23-24: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Insert safety eyes between rounds 15 & 16, spaced over the top of the head by 39 st (bottom of head will have 27 st in between eyes)

Rnd 26-45: sc in each st around [66] START TO STUFF

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image rounds

Rnd 46: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 47-51: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 53-57: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 58: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 59-61: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 62: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 63-65: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 66: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 67-69: sc in each st around [36] STUFF

Rnd 70: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 71-73: sc in each st around [30]

Rnd 74: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 75-76: sc in each st around [24]

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image continuous rounds

Rnd 77: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 78-79: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 80: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 81: sc in each st around [12] STUFF

Rnd 82: dec in each st around [6]

Fins – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 7-9: sc in each st around [9]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image fins

Tail – make 2

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 5: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 7-10: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 12-14: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 15: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x6 [12]

Rnd 16: sc in each st around [12]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tail

Tusk

Rnd 1: st 4 in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [4]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x2 [6]

Rnd 4: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 6-11: sc in each st around [8]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 13-42*: sc in each st around [10]

*The tusk will be approximately 7″ long if you’d rather just flow with it for a while and measure, versus counting rows. Alternatively if you want to count stitches, you’ll make 300 stitches between rounds 13-42. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

You’re done with all the components of Filip the Narwhal free crochet pattern. Now all you have to do is put it all together.

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk

Assembly:

Assemble the narwhal:

  • Sew the tail pieces to the sides of the body over rounds 78-82, using the eyes as a centering point.
  • Sew the fins to the sides of the body over rounds 29-32, spaced across the tummy by 20 stitches.
  • Cut your dowel to the length of the narwhal body (approx. 12″)
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image tusk and dowel
  • Slide the tusk over one end of the dowel (I didn’t have to stuff my tusk because the dowel was the same width as the tusk. But, if your dowel is skinnier than the tusk, you may want to consider adding some stuffing)
  • Push the other side of the dowel into the center of the nose on the body until the end of the tusk meets up with the nose. You’ll have to wiggle and push and work your way through the magic circle in the nose and through the dense stuffing.
  • Use a tapestry needing and the yarn tail of the tusk to sew the tusk to the body over round 2, threading the needle through the inside loop of a stitch on the tusk and one loop of a stitch on round 2. Repeat all the way around with each of the 12 stitches. Pull the yarn tail back and forth under the tusk a couple times to secure the yarn and snip.
Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Image Tusk Sewn on

Admire your crochet skills. You did it! I’d love to see your finished narwhal free crochet pattern results! Please tag me on instagram @offthebeatenhook with pictures!

Filip the Narwhal Free Crochet Pattern Resource Library Graphic

Want more free amigurumi crochet patterns? Check these out!

Raspberry and Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Image 1

Raspberry & Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern

Rasp-ber-ry (noun): An edible soft fruit consisting of a cluster of reddish-pink drupelets. (aka: the best fruit ever.) Raspberry & blackberry free crochet pattern (noun): a free crochet pattern of said clustered, delicious fruit.

The best part of July is when my raspberries come on. I LOVE raspberries. Everything about them. I love their shockingly bright purply red blush, their pungent, tangy-sweet perfume, their fragile, delicate skin; and I especially love the juicy berry explosion that takes place in my mouth when I eat them straight off the cane after being warmed by the sun all day.

My salivary glands are active even now as I type.

I’m talking of home-grown raspberries of course.  I have yet to have such an invigorating encounter with a raspberry purchased from a “big-box” grocer.  I will not lose hope, however, due to the unfortunately short harvest season of this most delectable fruit.

Raspberry Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Preview Image

Part of the home-grown experience of course, is the picking of the fruit.  I love the moments spent in the raspberry patch, normally occurring in the early evening – warm, quiet and peaceful. I chat with the other critters who also love my patch – spiders, flies, ants, and birds.  They scurry around as I gather the berries into my colander. Nowadays, my precious son joins me as we embark on the treasure hunt for the perfect dark red raspberry.

So, in celebration of the best part of July, I give you my raspberry & blackberry free crochet pattern. You can find the ad-free, printable pattern in the resource library here.

Raspberry & Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% recycled cotton
Hoooked Cotton DK: VALENCIA PINK
HOOKED Cotton DK: SINGAPORE GREEN
100% Organic or Recycled Cotton: DARK PURPLE
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers
– Stuffing

Skills/Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
hk (hook)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
tc (treble crochet)
inc (increase)
dec (decrease)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

You’ll have to forgive me because although this pattern is also for blackberries I do not have the same affection for them. They are here by default. Sorry blackberry.

The special thing about this pattern is that I provide the method for crocheting the berries in 3 different ways: the drupelet without the stem (as if picked straight off the bush), the drupelet with the stem attached, and clusters of 3 berries still on the stem with leaves. Pick one or make them all, it’s up t you! The raspberry and blackberry free crochet pattern download is yours now and forever.

Raspberry and Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Image 3
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Raspberry and Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Image 5
Raspberry Blackberry Free Crochet Pattern Resource Library Graphic

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you purchase materials through these links I earn a small commission which helps support my small business and allows me to continue to create free patterns for you! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in:

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Main Image

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern

When my family and I were enjoying our 5-week stay in Costa Rica, we rented an open-air house for two weeks in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean. Among other critters of the jungle, the raccoons would pay us a visit every night. Usually, my husband and I were still up playing cards and we would see their cute little heads peeking in under the thatch of the roof checking to see if we were still around. Often we would wake up in the middle of the night to their nocturnal shenanigans and would be welcomed in the morning by some sort of raccoon wreckage in the kitchen. They’re cute, but dang, they’re clever. In fact, did you know that raccoons are ranked just beneath humans and monkeys for their IQ? Well, I hope I do them justice with Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern!

The markings on his face took a while to get just right (or at least what looks right to me) but in the end it was worth it.

This free pattern is supported by ads on my blog. You can find the printable, ad-free pattern of Esteban the Raccoon with lots of in-the-making photos and added tips in my Etsy shop here.

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 2

This crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart in the Resource Library here. I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before beginning so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for helping you along the way and making this an enjoyable, successful project.

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Pinterest Pin

Yarn & Tools Needed:

  • Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton: 100% Organic Cotton | DK/Light Worsted
    • Colors & Numbers of Balls:
      • DOVE GRAY – x1
      • IRON BLACK – x1 (you’ll use less than a full ball)
      • GYPSUM WHITE – x1 (you’ll use less than 1/4 ball)
      • POPPY RED – x1 (you’ll use less than 1/4 ball)
      • DEEP SEA BLUE – x1 (barely any for the border of the vest) or leftover scraps from something else
  • Crochet Hook Size: 3.00 mm
  • Safety eyes: 8 mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Optional: tiny buttons for vest

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
hk – hook
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times

Size & Gauge:

I am a firm believer that gauge doesn’t matter with toys. Call me naive or whatever you want, but I’ll take it to the bank! People crochet toys in all different yarn weights and hook sizes. Use yarn and colors that make you happy! This is why we crochet! I don’t want you to stress about gauge. If you use the yarn and hook I recommend, Esteban will end up being about 10″ tall.

The Pattern:

Notes:

  • Esteban and his body parts are crocheted in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch and chain one to join rounds – just keep on going!
  • The snout and ears require color changing. Remember to properly change your colors by introducing the new color during the final loop of the previous color
  • Color abbreviations: w=white, b=black, g=gray and will be indicated in each row after the method is explained. For example, Rnd 4 involves increasing in each st around: w4, b2, w3 means: inc in white 4 times, increase in black 2 times, increase in white 3 times.

Snout:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 9 into a magic circle [9]

Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around [9]

Introduce white in rnd 4

Rnd 4: inc in each st around: w4, b2, w3 [18]

Rnd 5: sc in each stitch around: w8, b4, w6 [18]

Rnd 6: w(sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2, b sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, w sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next 2 st [22]

Rnd 7: sc in each st around: w10, b5, w7 [22]

Rnd 8: w (sc in next 4, inc in next st), switch to black in the final st of the previous increase, b sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in next 2 st [26]

Rnd 9: sc in each st around: w12, b6, w8 [26]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of white and black for sewing on. Stuff.

Ears – make 2:

Begin with white yarn

Rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 5-10: sc in each st around [18]

Flatten ears and visualize embroidery. Embroider black inner ears on one side of the flattened ear (not through both layers) by taking a long strand of black yarn and doubling it up through a tapestry needle. Pass the tapestry needle several times horizontally back and forth under/over one side of the ear. Tie off the end inside the ear. Flatten ears.

Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 4

Head:

Notes:

  • Color changing: rounds 14-23 involve color changing 2-4 times in one round. Remember to introduce your new color during the final loop of the previous color
  • Color abbreviations are: b=black, w=white
  • Color changing for rounds 14-17 do not involve decreasing or increasing – only sc around the entire round:The pattern will indicate the color followed by the number of sc stitches to be made with that color. For example (Rnd 17): w22, b27, w22 means sc 22 white, sc 27 black, sc 22 white
    • The pattern will indicate the color followed by the number of sc stitches to be made with that color. For example (Rnd 17): w22, b27, w22 means sc 22 white, sc 27 black, sc 22 white
    • Color changing for rounds 18-23 involve decreasing, but you’ll never have to decrease DURING a color change (whew!)
    • For rounds 18-23, the method for the entire row is provided and immediately beneath that, I’ve detailed out exactly which color and stitches to perform as you go around.

Begin with gray yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Switch to white yarn

Rnd 13: sc in each st around [72]

Rnd 14: sc in each st around with color changes: w28, b5, w5, b5, w28 [72]

Rnd 15: sc in each st around with color changes: w25, b8, w5, b8, w25 [72]

Rnd 16: sc in each st around with color changes: w22, b27, w22 [72]

Rnd 17: sc in each st around with color changes: w19, b33, w19 [72]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 10 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w15 as follows: sc 10, dec, sc 4,

b36 as follows: sc 6, dec, (sc 10, dec) x2, sc 7,

w15 as follows: sc 3, dec, sc 10, dec [66]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w14 as follows: sc 9, dec, sc 4,

b33 as follows: sc 5, dec, (sc 9, dec) x2, sc 7

w13 as follows: sc 2, dec, sc 9, dec [60]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 with color changes:

w16 as follows: sc 8, dec, sc 7,

b26 as follows: sc 1, dec, (sc 8, dec) x2, sc 6

w12 as follows: sc 2, dec, sc 8, dec, [54]

Rnd 21: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6

w16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2

b16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2

w16 as follows: (sc 7, dec) x2 [48]

Rnd 22: sc in each st around with color changes: w19, b10, w19 [48]

Rnd 23: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6

w21 as follows: (sc 6, dec) x3

b2 as follows: sc 2

w19 as follows: sc 4, dec, (sc 6, dec) x2 [42]

Switch to white only

Rnd 24: sc in each st around [42]

Rnd 25: (sc in next 5 st, dec in next st) x6 [36]

Switch to gray

Rnd 26-27: sc in each st around [36]

Place a stitch marker and set your hook aside. Do not fasten off as you will pick up the round again and continue on with the body after you assemble the face/head pieces.

ASSEMBLY OF FACE/HEAD:

  • Sew on the snout over rounds 16-26, keeping it nice and round. Pass the needle from the inside of the head to the outside, picking up both loops of the stitch you are sewing on. Stuff the snout firmly before making your final several stitches
  • Sew on the ears centered on top of head, over rounds 4-11
  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 18 and 19, to the left and right of snout, leaving 2-3 stitches between the snout and the eyes
  • Stuff head and take a look at how adorable he is! Esteban the Raccoon free crochet pattern is starting to come to life!
Esteban the Raccoon Free Crochet Pattern Image 5

Body & Legs

Pick up where you left off after the head…

Rnd 28: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 29: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 30: sc in each st around [48]

Rnd 31: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 32: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 33: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 34-35: sc in each st around [60]

Rnd 36: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 37-38: sc in each st around [66]

Rnd 39: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 40-45: sc in each st around [72]

Rnd 46: (sc in next 10 st, dec in next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 47: sc in each st around [66]

Rnd 48: (sc in next 9 st, dec in next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 49: sc in each st around[60]

Rnd 50: (sc in next 8 st, dec in next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 51: sc in each st around [54]

Rnd 52: (sc in next 7 st, dec in next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 53: (sc in next 6 st, dec in next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 54-56: sc in each st around [42]

Begin stuffing body

LEGS:

Divide work for the legs. There will be 15 st for each of the legs and 12 st for the gap in between the legs (6 from the front and 6 from the back). Using stitch markers, work out the division per the above number of stitches, making sure the legs are centered on the body in relation to the head

Start with the left leg:

If needed, add or remove a few stitches to get to the point of the back of the left leg. Join the back to the front making a sc.

Rnd 57-63: sc in each st around [15]

Switch to white

Rnd 64-65: sc in each st around [15]

Switch to black

Rnd 66-67: sc in each st around [15]

Rnd 68: (sc in next 3 st, dec in next st) x3 [12]

Stuff leg

Rnd 69: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) x3 [8]

Rnd 70: (sc in next st, dec in next st) x3 [5]

Cut yarn leaving a tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the front loop only of the remaining 5 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside and snip off.

Just a quick note at this point…

If you’re struggling, I do provide LOTS (over 20) of photos in the written pattern that give you close-ups of many of the steps including color changing, sewing-on and dividing stitches for the legs. If you need some help, you can find the pattern here.

Legs continued…

Right leg:

Leaving a long starting tail (to sew the gap closed later), rejoin gray yarn on the back side on the 7th unworked stitch (leaving the first 6 for the gap between the legs).

Rnd 57: sc in the next 15 st, join the back to the front (where you just rejoined the gray yarn), making a sc [15]

Rnd 58-70: repeat pattern as with the first leg

Finish stuffing body through the gap between the legs. Using the long starting tail from the right leg, sew closed the gap between the legs.

Arms – make 2:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around [12]

Switch to white yarn

Rnd 5-6: sc in each st around [12]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 7-16: sc in each st around [12]

Stuff arm. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Close the openings of the arms. Sew on arms, 3 rnds below the neck on either side of the body.

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Tail:

Begin with black yarn

Rnd 1: st 6 into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5-7: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 8-11: sc in each st around [24]

Switch to black yarn

Rnd 12-15: sc in each st around [24]

Rnd 16-31: repeat rnds 8-15 (creating 4 more alternating stripes) [24]

Switch to gray yarn

Rnd 32: (sc in next 2 st, dec in next st) [18]

Rnd 33-34: sc in each st around [18]

Stuff tail. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew on tail on the back of Esteban over rounds 45-51.

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Vest:

The vest is worked in turning rows. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Begin by making a chain of 51

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each ch thereafter [50]

Row 2-6: hdc in each st across [50]

Row 7: dec in next st, hdc in next 6 st, (dec in next st, hdc in next 6 st) x5, dec in last st [43]

Row 4: dec in next st, hdc in next 4 st, (dec in next st, hdc in next 5 st) x5, dec in last st [36]

Row 5: dec in next st, hdc in next 4, ch 6, sk 6, hdc in next 12, ch 6, sk 6, hdc in next 4, dec in last [34]

Row 6: dec in next st, hdc in next 30 st, dec in last st [32]

Weave in red ends. Using blue yarn, rejoin at the first corner and single crochet a border all the way around. Sl st to first st and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew on optional buttons. Put the vest on Esteban – you’ve brought him to life!

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Leaf Lettuce Free Crochet Pattern

I eat lettuce like a rabbit – plain and fresh. I love the crunch, the water content, the simplicity. If any kind of dressing is necessary, give me a few drops of oil and vinegar and voila. Romaine, iceberg, green leaf, red leaf, bib, boston, you name it. Salad. Every. Day. But out of all the delicious options, I landed on this leaf lettuce free crochet pattern which can, of course, be made for green leaf lettuce or red leaf lettuce, or both!

The pattern comes together super fast (like only 6 rows fast) and is a perfect addition to your kids play food collection or crochet fruit and veg table display or decoration. So, get to it!

Simply click on the pattern photo below to be taken to the Resource Library where you can download the leaf lettuce free crochet pattern!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Rowan Handknit Cotton: BLEACHED
Rowan Handknit Cotton: GOOSBERRY
Rowan Handknit Cotton: RASPBERRY
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Scissors
– Stitch markers (optional)

Skills/Pattern Abbreviations:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

Let me know if you have any questions or need help in any way!

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Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern

I think this little fella hits the perfect balance between adorable but realistic. Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern inspiration came from the beautiful coastal waters of Kauai, Hawaii. Named after the epic Napali coast and inspired by the incredible creatures of these waters, Napali the Sea Turtle will capture your heart as you bring him to life through the art of crochet.

I have a pretty robust bucket list. Not only robust in the way of the things I want to experience in this lifetime, but robust in the way that it is a legitimate scrapbook that keeps track of photos and stories around when and how I accomplish the things on said bucket list.

Yes, it’s that serious.

Experiencing adventure and experiencing the cultures of the world brings me life and brings me joy. My mind is just BLOWN by the colors, smells, sounds, tastes, sights and feels of LIFE around this globe. As such, the memory of the first time I swam with the turtles of the Hawaiian coast (which was in 2016) is burned in my brain as one of the most peaceful and special memories I have. And now, having swam with the turtles of the Kauai-an coast, I’ve been inspired to crochet a toy that will represent a piece of this island paradise. He is named after a hike that my husband and I have been dreaming of doing for many many years – the Napali Coast. We were finally able to experience the magic of this experience this month.

So enough of the sentimental and on to the pattern!

This Sea Turtle Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern version is supported by ads on my blog. If you’d like, you can find the full, ad-free pattern of Napali the Sea Turtle Crochet Pattern on my Etsy shop here!

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Napali’s ad-free pattern is a beautiful 8-page PDF document with detailed instructions and accompanied by LOTS of clear pictures and diagrams to help you along the way. Find the Napali the Sea Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern here!

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Materials you will need:


– DK/light worsted weight yarn / 100% cotton
Rowan Handknit Cotton DK in GOOSEBERRY – 1 and
1/4 balls
Rowan Summerlite Cotton DK in PICKLES – 1/4 ball
3.00 mm crochet hook
– Stuffing
– 8 mm safety eyes
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch markers

Abbreviations used on the pattern:


ch (chain)
st (stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
tc (treble cro het)
inc (increase: 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec (decrease: 2 stitches together)
sl st (slip stitch)
(…)x (repeat instructions indicated number of times)
[…] total number of stitches in round

The Pattern

Shell:

The shell is created by making 7 hexagons in continuous rounds and then crocheting them together. The hexagons will use both colors.

HEXAGONS – make 7

Start in color Gooseberry

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in the next st, inc in the next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Switch to color Pickles

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, 3 sc in the next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 6: sl st in each st around [36]

Fasten off.

JOINING HEXAGONS:

Join hexagons together as shown in. Sew the hexagons together through the back loop only of round 5. Slip stitch will show both loops around the top of the hexagons, but the back loop of round 5 will be available to join together on the back of the hexagons. Next, crochet the border around the hexagons: Rejoin yarn at one of the tips of a hexagon (the middle of the 3 stitch clump) and continue joining around as follows:

Rnd 1: (sc in the next 6 st, hdc in the next 2 st, dc in the next 2 st, tc in the next 4 st, dc in the next 2 st, hdc in the next 2 st) x6 [108]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [108]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

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Tummy

The tummy is crocheted in continuous rounds using

the color Gooseberry. You do not have to join at

the end of each round. Just keep on goin’!

Rnd 1: st 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in the next st) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in the next st) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in the next st) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in the next st) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in the next st) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in the next st) x6 [54]

Rnd 10: (sc in next 8 st, inc in the next st) x6 [60]

Rnd 11: (sc in next 9 st, inc in the next st) x6 [66]

Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, inc in the next st) x6 [72]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 11 st, inc in the next st) x6 [78]

Rnd 14: (sc in next 12 st, inc in the next st) x6 [84]

Rnd 15: (sc in next 13 st, inc in the next st) x6 [90]

Rnd 16: (sc in next 14 st, inc in the next st) x6 [96]

Rnd 17: (sc in next 15 st, inc in the next st) x6 [102]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 16 st, inc in the next st) x6 [108]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

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The head is crocheted by making a square for the face, and then crocheting in continuous rounds around the outside of the square and continuing on for the remainder of the head and neck.

Start by chaining 5

Row 1: sc in the 2nd back bump from the chain, and the next 3 st [4]

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across [4]

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the next (2nd) side: sc in next 2 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the next (3rd) side: sc in next 3 st, inc in last st. Continue on to the last (4th) side: sc in next 2 st, inc in last st [18]

Rnd 4-11: sc in each st around [18]

Insert safety eyes between rows 5 and 6, with 6 or 7 stitches spaced over the top of the head. Using a length of yarn and a tapestry needle, embroider the eyelids by inserting the needle from the inside to the outside at the top, back corner of the safety eye and inserting it back in on the opposite corner, back out from the top where you first started, and back in at the bottom. Repeat immediately on the other eye with the same thread. Refer to PHOTO 05 for a close illustration of the eye and embroidered eyelid. Stuff head.

Rnd 12: (sc in next 4 st, dec in the next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, dec in the next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 14-17: sc in each st around [12]

Sl st to fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

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Front Flippers – make 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x2 [8]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x2 [10]

Rnd 5: inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, inc in next st [12]

Rnd 6: inc in next st, sc in next 10 st, inc in next st [14]

Rnd 7: inc in next st, sc in next 12 st, inc in next st [16]

Rnd 8: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 9: inc in next st, sc in next 14 st, inc in next st [18]

Rnd 10: sc in each st around [18]

Rnd 11: inc in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [19]

Rnd 12: sc in each st around [19]

Rnd 13: inc in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [20]

Rnd 14: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 15-21: inc in next st, sc in next 7 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st, inc in next st [20]

Rnd 22: sc in next 8 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 8 st [18]

Rnd 23: sc in next 7 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 7 st [16]

Rnd 24: sc in next 6 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 6 st [14]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

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Back Flippers – make 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 5: (make 3 sc in next st) x3, sc in next 2 st, dec in next 2 st, sc in next 2 st [16]

Rnd 6-8: sc in each st around [16]

Rnd 9: sc in next 5 st, (make 3 sc in next st) x3, sc in next 4 st, dec in next 2 st [20]

Rnd 10-14: sc in each st around [20]

Rnd 15: dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 8 st, dec in next st [17]

Rnd 16: sc in next 7 st, dec in next st, sc in next 6 st, dec in next st [15]

Rnd 17: sc in next 6 st, dec in next st, sc in next 5 st, dec in next st [13]

Rnd 18: sc in each st around [13]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

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Tail

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: sc in each st around [6]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) x3 [9]

Rnd 4: sc in each st around [9]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) x3 [12]

Rnd 6: sc in each st around [12]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) x3 [15]

Rnd 8: sc in each st around [15]

Sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Assembly

It’s time to put together Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern! Begin with the head and sew shell to top side of head along 6 stitches of head opening and continue with the tummy-piece underneath. Continue down one side, sewing the shell and tummy together – picking up one loop from the shell and two loops from the tummy as pictured in. This will allow for a nice, clean border around the turtle, without having the sewn stitches showing. Sew in first flipper lined approximately up with the outer flat side of one of the outer hexagon. Continue down to the back flipper and sew it in approximately along where you made the 4 treble crochet stitches around the outside of the shell. Stop here and do not sew in tail yet.

Start again with the other side of the head and repeat in the same manner down the other side of the turtle. You can stuff a bit before you make it to the back flipper. Then, after sewing in the second back flipper be sure to stuff to your liking before you sew in the tail. I stuffed very lightly so as to keep the turtle pretty flat.

Finally, sew in the tail and you’re done!

I hope you had fun making Napali the Sea Turtle Free Crochet Pattern! If you’d like to purchase the ad-free, full 8-page printable PDF of Napali the Sea Turtle, you can do so from my Etsy shop here!

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Love crochet amigurumi? I have more animal and free food toy patterns! Here’s a couple you might be interested in: