I had a mom-fail moment the other day. It wasn’t like a MOM GUILT producing fail, but it was a fail. I was designing and making this artichoke free crochet pattern and I held it up for my son to approve of and he looked at it questioningly. I said, “This is an artichoke!” He replied, “I don’t know what that one tastes like.”
Artichokes are my mom’s FAVORITE. We had them so often growing up that I was able to perfectly steam an artichoke by the time I was 8 years old. Seriously, they were on a weekly rotation – paired with some perfectly gar-licked melted butter or dipped in some creamy mayo if that’s what sounded good.
And my little guy doesn’t know what an artichoke tastes like? Not just the taste, but the entire artichoke EXPERIENCE! The anticipation of it steaming which takes FOREVER. The pulling and scraping of the leaves – watching them pile up in the communal bowl at the center of the family table. And then, as you reach the center… the dilemma of “how many of the tiny fine leaves can I grab at once without breaching the hairy center?” Finally, the heart. The reward of reaching the artichoke’s heart where you get to graduate from the tiny scrapes of flesh behind your upper teeth to taking a legitimate FORK-FULL of the soft, creamy heart. I actually felt sad that I have deprived him of this extraordinary vegetable experience. I will be rectifying this fail within the week. Okie dokie artichokie?
For this free & easy artichoke crochet pattern, you will need the following materials, tools and skills:
Materials & Tools
- Yarn: DK/Light Worsted | 100% Cotton | Colors: green
- Hook: 3mm
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
Stitches & Abbreviations
- st (stitch)
- ch (chain)
- sc (single crochet)
- BLO (back loop only)
- inc (increase)
- dec (decrease)
- sl st (slip stitch)
Click on the photo below to be taken to the Resource Library where you can download the artichoke crochet pattern for free!
And if you’re looking for some more crochet-food-love, check out some of my other FREE fun food patterns:
- Broccoli Crochet Pattern (the gas and bloating is always worth it)
- Radish Crochet Pattern (one of the most underestimated vegetables EVER)
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