Sunday, 4 August 2013

Summer strawberries

Ahhhhhhh, British summertime. 

Pimms and lemonade, BBQs, donkey rides at the seaside, Wimbledon, and of course, strawberries.
We seem to be surrounded by these juicy red fruits this time of year and blimmin' delicious they are too.

And so I dug out an old pattern and worked on it a little.
It is, in fact, a version of my mini Christmas trees pattern.  
[It struck me one day that part way through making my Nordic Pine, it looked like a strawberry- who'd have thought, eh?]

Anyhoos, here's the pattern, should you wish to make a few of these little beauties. 
You could make them into key/bag charms or fill them with emery to make pin cushions which sharpen your pointy-bits.

Use whichever yarn and matching hook you have to hand.

Crochet Strawberry

You will need:

Yarn of your choice and a hook to match. I used red for the fruit and green for the leaves

(I used RICO Creative Cotton and a 4mm hook)

Stitch Marker

Toy stuffing 

Embroidery thread (to stitch the seeds) and needle

Tapestry (blunt needle)

Felt (for face, optional)


Stitches and Abbreviations:

I use US terms, so single crochet is the same as UK double crochet here.

Single crochet (sc)

Stitches (sts)

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)


To single crochet 2 together:

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.



1. 4 sc in magic ring OR

ch2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

2. (Sc 1, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (6)

3. (Sc 1, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (9)

4-5. Sc 9

6. (Sc 2, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (12)

7. Sc 12

8. (Sc 2, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (16)

9. (Sc 3, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (20)

10. (Sc 4, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (24)

11. Sc 24

12. (Sc2tog) repeat around (12)

13. Sc 12


14. (Sc2tog) repeat around (6)

Fasten off

Stitch the seeds

Stitch the leaves

Enjoy making!

Sarah x


  1. Definitely earmarking this one - finally a crochet strawberry that looks just like a strawberry!


  2. Hi Sarah how cool is that! Fantastic. I am not sure why but this last few days I have been thinking about Christmas, and how I always leave my little made gifts to the last meaning then that I run out of time. These little sweeties are so versatile and could be made up into nice extras so thank you for sharing the pattern with us all. You have a really lovely blog Sarah which I love reading, thank you. Don't forget to enter my giveaway Sarah as I would love you and your followers to take part. Have a fabulous Monday
    Lots of love
    Dorothy's Room

  3. qu'elle est jolie et bien faite cette petite fraise !! Je l'ai découverte grâce à pinterest.
    Merci pour les explications.. je les utiliserai sûrement un jour !

  4. Preciosas estas siempre traen alegría en algún rincón de la casa vendrían muy bien para mis canastos ☺.... besitos.

  5. I might even try this one myself one day soon, my little sweetie pie! How are ya?!
    x x x

  6. IT looks very yummy, that is if crochet can look yummy. Well done my friend,

  7. Oh Sarah!
    How delightful!!!
    Thanks for the pattern :)))

  8. What a cute strawberry...looks real.Thanks for sharing the pattern.have a wonderful week,
    Happy Crocheting!

  9. Oh I really like these!!! Very cute with the little details.
    Thank you for writing up the pattern : )

  10. Too adorable Sarah!! It's a perfect strawberry!! Thanks for sharing!
    Kate :}

  11. So cute... a nordic pine into a strawberry. Who'd have thought it ;)


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Sarah Xx