FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 2”/5cm high
YARN” Caron International’s Simply Soft: #9748 Rubine Red (A), #9607 Limelight (B), #9727 Black (C)
CROCHET HOOK: One size US F-5 (3.75 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Two 6mm safety eyes, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker
GAUGE: 20 sts and 24 rows sc = 4″/10cm. Exact gauge is not critical for this project, stitching should be tight.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc)
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.
sc3tog: Single crochet 3 together—[Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all four loops on hook.
NOTE: Do not join rounds. Place a marker in the last stitch of round and move up as rounds progress.
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc. Place marker in last stitch.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around—24 sc
Rounds 5-6: Sc in each sc around. Place eyes on cherry. With yarn needle and C, back st mouth on cherry as pictured. Stuff the amigurumi and continue to stuff as work progresses.
Round 7: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around—18 sc.
Round 8: Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next sc; repeat from * around—12 sc.
Round 10: [Sc2tog over next 2 sts] around—6 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long sewing length. With yarn needle and sewing length, weave through final rnd of sts, pull tight and secure. Draw yarn through center to bottom to make dimple on top. Tie in a knot at bottom and fasten off.
Leaf and Stem
With B, ch 2.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn—3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn—4 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st, turn—3 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc3tog over next 3 sts—1 sc.
Row 7: Ch 8, sl st to center top of cherry, ch 1, sc in each ch across, sc evenly around leaf, join with sl st in next sc. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Weave in ends. Roll in hands to evenly distribute stuffing.