Free Crochet Pattern: Simple Strawberry

Strawberry 1

Two posts in one day? Holy berry, Batman! Check out the free crochet pattern for this simple strawberry.

A while back I did a lunch and learn at my office about crochet and amigurumi. I had one hour to teach a group of curious colleagues both to crochet and to make a finished object. I needed something that would be fast, fun, and require few materials. So I created this strawberry pattern! It’s a great starter amigurumi project that can be worked up in under an hour with only a small amount of yarn.

Let’s get right to it! Simple Strawberry pattern:

Stitches used:

ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
invdec – invisible decrease

Strawberry fruit (with red)

R1: ch. 2, sc 5 in 2nd chain from hook – or you can sc 5 in a magic ring! (5)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
R3-4: sc in each st around (10)
R5: (2 sc in next st, sc 1) 5x (15)
R6: 2 sc in next st, sc 14 (16)
R7: sc in each st around (16)
R8: invdec 8x (8)
Stuff the strawberry.
R9: invdec 3x, leaving the last 2 sts unworked (5)
Fasten off, sew up hole, and hide yarn end.

Strawberry leaf (with green)

Ch. 5. Sl st in the 5th chain from hook (the 1st chain you made).
(Ch. 4, then sl st in the same chain as your last sl st) 4x
You should have what looks like a flower, with 5 loops coming out of one central chain stitch.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew the green leaf onto the top of the strawberry.

Using white embroidery thread or thin white yarn and a yarn needle, add the seeds by making a stitch every so often around the fruit. Once you have your desired number of seeds, fasten off and hide the yarn end.

Strawberry 2

Tada! You did it!

Now, I know there’s just one more question you’re all dying to ask: “But Kat! How did your coworkers do with their strawberries at your lunch and learn?” Well, I’ll tell you. They did great! Not everyone finished in the time allotted, but some strawberries were made, and they looked adorable! I love seeing the finished results when someone uses one of my patterns, it gives me the warm and fuzzies every time. ♥

If you have any questions about this pattern, ask in the comments!

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