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Learn how to Crochet a Strawberry

Updated August 2, 2023
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Adorable amigurumi fruit, crochet strawberry! Crochet strawberries make a sweet and unique addition to a fruit-themed play kitchen or can be used as a cute accessory on a bag or keychain. In this post you’ll learn how to crochet a strawberry in two different sizes plus you’ll find the video tutorial at the base of this post.

Fun fact, did you know that Fragola is Italian for Strawberry? So I decided to make a family of 4 strawberries, one for each of us!

Made from super soft yarn in shades of red and green, featuring tiny embroidered textured exterior that tiny seeds, as well as a small stem and leaves and not forgetting super cute facial features! Please note, if you’re going to gift or sell these strawberries you must make sure it meets the legal safety requirements for your country.

Crochet Strawberry Family

what is amigurumi?

Amigurumi is a Japanese art form of creating small crocheted or knitted stuffed toys, dolls or figurines. The word “amigurumi” comes from the Japanese words “ami”, meaning crocheted or knitted, and “nuigurumi”, meaning stuffed doll. The art of making amigurumi involves using simple crochet techniques to create small and detailed shapes, which are then stuffed with fiberfill to create cute and often whimsical characters. 

Worked typically in the round and are made with a combination of basic stitches such as double crochet and slip stitch. Amigurumi has become increasingly popular in recent years, with crafters around the world sharing patterns and designs to create their own unique amigurumi creations.

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amigurumi patterns

If you love amigurumi why not check out these adorable patterns available on the blog and get inspired for your next make.

MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • Yarn: James C Brett Flutterby Chunky (100% superset polyester) 175m (192yds), 100g. 1 ball of Red (Colour A), Green (Colour B), small amount of Black (Colour C), Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) 295m (323yds), 100g (3.5oz) Small amount of lemon (Colour D)
  • Hook:  5mm or size needed to ensure there are no gaps in fabric
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Safety Eyes: 1.5cm and 2cm

You can purchase a low cost ad free, printable copy of this pattern HERE. Not only does it mean you get your own copy of the pattern to print, you also support a small business and help me to keep making free patterns!

PATTERN NOTES

  • Written in UK terms
  • You will be working in an amigurumi style without joining rounds unless otherwise stated
  • Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch
  • This pattern is for display purposes ONLY and is not designed to use as a toy.
  • Sizes: Small: 14 cm (5.5 inches) H and 24 cm 9.5 inches) Circumference and Large: 17.5 cm (7 inches) H and 31.5 cm (12.5 inches) Circumference
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CROCHET TERMS and abbreviations

Space (sp)

Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over pull through stitch and chain.

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Triple treble(s): ttr(s): Yarn over hook twice, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.

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CROCHET STRAWBERRY PATTERN

To get started, you’ll need some basic crochet skills, including how to make a magic ringdouble crochet (UK term), and increasing and decreasing stitches.

Using colour A, ch 2.

Round 1: 6 dc in 2nd ch from hook. 6sts

Round 2: (dc, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 9sts

Round 3: (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 12sts

Round 4: (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 15sts

Round 5: (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 18sts

Round 6: (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 21sts

Round 7: (dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 24sts

Round 8: (dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 27sts

Round 9: (dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times. 30sts

Round 10: dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice. 5 dc. 33sts

Round 11: dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice. 5 dc. 36sts

Round 12: Dc in each st around. 36sts

Round 13: (dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog) around until you  have 1 st remaining. Dc in last st. 31sts

Round 14: (dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog) around until you have 3 sts remaining. Dc in last 3 sts. 24sts

Round 15: Dc2tog around. 12sts

Insert eyes between rounds 9 and 10, 4 stitches apart. Stuff firmly.

Round 16: Dc2tog around. 6sts

Tie off, weave tail end through front loop of each stitch and pull closed. Sew in ends.

Leaves and stem

Using colour B and leaving a long tail end, ch 2 and join in 2nd ch from hook to form a ring.

Round 1: 10 dc in centre of ring. 10sts

Round 2: *Ch 5, working back along the ch, ss in 2nd ch from hook, dc, htr, tr. Skip a st, ss: repeat from * 4 more times.

5 leaves

Ss around post of closest dc from round one.

Crochet Strawberry Family

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Round 3: ch 1 (does not count as st), dc around same post as ch-1, ch 1, skip a st *dc around next dc post of round one, ch 1, skip a st; repeat from * 4 more times. Join with ss in 1st dc. 5dc, 5 ch-1

Round 4: Ch 1, dc in each st. 5dc

Round 5: (dc2tog) twice, dc. 3sts

Tie off and sew in end.

making up

Using long tail end on stem, sew to the top of the strawberry using photos as reference.

Finishing touches

  • Using colour C, embroider mouth using photos as reference
  • Using colour D, embroider seeds randomly using the photos as reference if needed
Crochet Strawberry

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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