Most of the crochet work I do is freehand, but I figured, why not write down a few patterns and share them from time to time? You can never have enough free patterns, right? Before I started this blog, I made a mermaid pattern and posted it to Instructables ( here ). I thought I’d share something a bit more simple today though.
So we have…. a carrot! I know. Exciting, right?
What you will need:
-Brown yarn (optional)
You can choose whatever brand of yarn you’d like. My orange yarn is Marks & Kattens Flox with a size D/3-3.25mm Boye hook.
R – round(s)
ch – chain(s)
sc – single crochet(s)
slst – slip stitch(es)
st – stitch(es)
R1: Make a magic ring and make 3 sc inside. Pull the tail to close the ring. Join. Ch 1. (3st)
R2: Make 2 sc in the next 3 st. Join. Ch 1. (6st)
R3: Make 1 sc in the next 6 st. (6st)
-I would like to note that at this point, I stop joining and chaining at the end of each round. This helps to avoid a seam in the finished product. The only downside is that you have to be more careful with keeping count since the beginning of the next round is not as visible (using a marker helps). If you want to continue with the “Join. Ch1.” then feel free. If not, then just start each new round directly into the next stitch (you’re going to skip over the chain of R2).
R4: [Make 1 sc in the next st. Make 2 sc in the next st.]*3 total times around. (9st)
R5 & R6: Make 1 sc in the next 9 sc. (9st)
R7: [Make 1 sc in the next 2 st. Make 2 sc in the next st.]*3 total times around. (12st)
R8 & R9: Make 1 sc in the next 12 sc. (12st)
R10: [Make 1 sc in the next 3 st. Make 2 sc in the next st.]*3 total times around. (15st)
R11 – R13: Make 1 sc in the next 15 st. (15st)
R14: [Make 1 sc in the next 4 st. Make 2 sc in the next st.]*3 total times around. (18st)
R15 – R18: Make 1 sc in the next 18 st. (18st)
R19: [Make 1 sc in the next 5 st. Make 2 sc in the next st.]*3 total times around. (21st)
R20 – R29: Make 1 sc in the next 21 st. (21st)
R30: [Make 1 sc in the next 5 st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*3 total times around. (18st)
R31: [Make 1sc in the next st. Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (12st)
R32: [Sc the next 2 st together.]*6 total times around. (6st)
Using the small opening you now have, stuff the carrot. Sew the opening closed and finish off the tail.
Using the posts of the last round you crocheted, sc 6 in a circle into the top of your carrot. Join. Ch1.
Make 1 sc in each st around for 2 rounds (6st).
[Sc in the next stitch. Ch 9. Turn. Skip the first ch and make one sc in the next 8 ch. Slst into the same st as your last sc.]*repeat this in each st around. You should end up with 6 protruding pieces. Finish off your tail.
You now have a carrot! You can choose to stop here or you can choose add the brown scratchy, stripey details that I did. What are those called on a carrot anyway?
For this, you will need your brown yarn and yarn needle.
Starting anywhere on the orange part of your carrot, thread the yarn in an over-under pattern across a few posts of a crocheted round (as shown in the picture above). Pull the yarn through and, along the same round, thread over-under the opposite posts than before to create the appearance of a solid brown line. Do this several times in different spots on the carrot (varying the length of the line). Finish off your tail.
Done and done!