Crochet strawberry for Rainbow cardigan

crochet strawberry

Today we are starting a new project called “Rainbow Cardigan” that will be split into a number of small tutorials that will be uploaded here one by one. Today’s tutorial explains how easy you can crochet “juicy” strawberry. This nice piece of handcraft will serve as a decoration in the area of cardigan’s pocket.

crochet strawberry

Before start crocheting you need to have cotton threads (“cotton+acrylic” also suits well), a hook of 2 mm, white beads, beads thread and a glue gun. I don’t really like to sew small pieces – it takes so much time and efforts that I prefer to glue them.

Strawberry:

Chain 4 (ch) and join in the 1st loop.

crochet strawberry

1st Round: Ch 1, then make 6 single crochet (sc) in the center, slip stitch (sl st) with 1st sc.

2nd Round: Ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 9 sc in the round.

crochet strawberry

3rd Round: Ch 1, *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 12 sc in the round.

4th Round: Ch 1, *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 15 sc in the round.

5th Round: Ch 1, *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 18 sc in the round.

6th Round: Ch 1, *5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 21 sc in the round.

crochet strawberry

7th Round: Ch 1, *6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, repeat from * till the end of the round and finish with a sl st – 24 sc in the round.

8th Round: sc in each stitch around – 24 sc in the round.

9th Round: *2 sc, 1 sc decrease (dec), repeat from *till the end of the round and finish with sl st – 18 sc in the round. Single crochet decrease is done in the following way: insert hook in the next stitch and draw the yarn through the stitch then insert hook in the folowing stitch and draw the yarn thorough the stitch again, yarn over and draw the yarn through the 3 loops on the hook. In this place you should start filling the strawberry with synthetic padding, hollofayber or just with ordinary wool.

crochet strawberry

crochet strawberry

crochet strawberry

10th Round: *1 sc, 1 dec, repeat from *till the end of the round and finish with sl st – 12 sc in the round.

11th Round: make 6 dec – 6 sc in the round.

12th Round: make 3 more dec and cut the thread.

Leaves of strawberry:

crochet leaves for strawberry

Chain 4 and join in the 1st loop. Make ch 1 and crochet 6 sc in the center, sl st with the 1st sc. In the next round start crocheting leaves. *ch 5, in the 2nd loop from the hook crochet sc, then make half double crochet (hdc) and 2 double crochet (dc) and finish with sl st in the next sc. Repeat from * 5 more times. Cut the thread.

crochet strawberry

Now make an imitation of the strawberry seeds by using white beads, and then glue leaves to the strawberry’s body. That’s all – simple and nice piece of strawberry.

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Next series of tutorials will be dedicated to kid’s cardigan and how fun and easy it could be done with your hands. Keep stock of bright threads and talk to you in the next post. Ciao! 🙂

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