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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  • Jacqueline Lee says:

    Please, how do I make an INVISIBLE DECREASE? I have never heard of it and do not see directions for it. Thank you!

    • Kat says:

      Hello! The invisible decrease is something I originally learned from the blogger “Planet June” and it means that instead of doing a “sc2tog” where you [insert your hook under the next stitch, pull up a loop, insert under the next stitch, pull up a loop, pull through all 3 loops on hook], to work an invisible decrease you only insert your hook under the front loop of the next stitch in each of the insert steps, instead of both loops as you would with a regular sc2tog. It seems kind of complex written out like that, but I believe if you search “crochet invisible decrease” on youtube, you’ll find some more visual references of how to do this, which I unfortunately have not created yet myself. I hope that helps, but let me know if I can be more clear there!

  • Jenna says:

    Hello, how big is do the strawberries turn out? i want to add these to a headphone cover (like the band that goes across your head)

    • Kat says:

      Hello! I think they should be small enough for that to work — they typically turn out about 1.5-2 inches long, but you can also easily adjust the size by shifting your yarn and hook size up and down. So for smaller ones, I would probably recommend looking for yarn whose size is labeled sport, light, or “size 3” depending on where you’re looking, and then use a smaller hook like a 2.5mm or 3.0mm hook.

  • Julia C says:

    Hello, I love this pattern so much, I used it on a hat I made! I was wondering if I could sell my hat pattern with this pattern included in it, with full credit of course. Please let me know, thank you!

    • Kat says:

      Hello, thank you for reaching out to ask! I really appreciate it. I would prefer that you not include the contents of my pattern within your hat pattern that will be for sale, because I’m not super comfortable with having something I wrote and share for free get added to a pattern set written by someone else that’s for sale, and it also directs traffic away from the original pattern to have it reproduced elsewhere. I’m so glad you like it and really grateful for your willingness to give proper credit, but I ask that you provide a link to the pattern or some other way to direct to it, rather than include the contents within the hat pattern. Thank you!