Why not whip up a bowl of these strawberries as a table centerpiece? Mary Pueschner designed this cute little strawberry by splitting Simply Soft’s 4 strands into 2. But wait!!!!!! Have you seen Simply Soft Light yet????? I just spotted some in my local JoAnn’s recently. Substitute the Simply Soft in the this pattern for Simply Soft Light and no need to split the yarn!
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm in diameter
YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m): #9748 Rubine Red (A); #9607 Limelight (B); and #9727 Black (C).
CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm)
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes, Stitch marker
GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Half double crochet (hdc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st).
SPECIAL TERMS: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together—Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.
NOTES: All yarn used is split into 2 strands of 2 plies each. Use 2 plies of yarn throughout. Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.
Cut 2 yds of A and split. With A, leaving a long tail, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.
Round 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—9 sc.
Round 3: Sc in each st around.
Round 4: 2 sc in each st around—18 sc.
Rounds 5-6: Sc in each st around.
Round 7: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around—24 sc.
Rounds 8-10: Sc in each st around.
Round 11: Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 9 sts—24 sts.
Round 12: *[Sc2tog over next 2 sts] twice, hdc in next 7 sts, repeat from * once, sc2tog over next 2 sts—19 sts. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Round 13: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] 9 times, sc in next st, join with a sl st in next st—10 sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure.
Cut 1 yd of B and split. With B, leaving a long tail, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring and over tail, do not join, pull tail to close center ring—6 sc.
Round 2: *Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, sl st in next st in round 1; repeat from * 5 times. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
FINISHING: With yarn needle and sewing length, sew leaves to top of strawberry. Glue or sew eyes to strawberry. With yarn needle and 2 strands of C, back st a mouth on strawberry. Weave in ends.