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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tomato



MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn in red and green
  • Size G hook
  • Tapest needle
  • Fiber fill



FRUIT


R1: SC 6 sts into magic ring, pull closed

R2: 2 SC in each st around (12 sts)

R3: *SC 1, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (18 sts)

R4: *SC 2, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (24 sts)

R5: *SC 3, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (30 sts)

R6: *SC 4, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (36 sts)


R7-R10: SC around (36 sts)


R11: *SC 4, dec 1* rep 6 times (30 sts)

R12:  *SC 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)

R13:  *SC 2 dec 1* rep 6 times (18 sts)

At this point, stuff with fiberfill.

R14:  *SC 1, dec 1* rep 6 times (12 sts)

R15: SC in every other stitch. (6 sts)



Bind off and leave a long tail.


With an embroidery needle, take yarn and thread it about 1/3 of the way down the tomato, then back up the through middle, pulling tightly. Do the same thing three times equally around in a cross, then tie a knot and cut. You don't need to weave in ends because you're going to be sewing the stem to the top and hiding your mess, just make sure you have a good knot. This creates the ridges in  the tomato.


LEAVES


R1: 5 SC in magic loop, pull to close.


R2: Slip stitch in first st, chain 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next chain, HDC in last ch. Sl st in next st and repeat around until you have 5 leaves. Bind off, leaving tail for sewing.


STEM


Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and all the way down, bind off and leave a tail for sewing.. With crochet hook, thread top stem through the magic ring in the leaves, leaving the tails on the underside. Secure the stem to the leaves on the underside by sewing them together and knotting underneath. 


Sew stem and leaves to tomato, but don't sew the leaves all the way down so that the tips curl up. Looks more realistic that way! Weave in ends, bind off. 











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