Updated: Nov 30, 2019
This crochet carrot pattern is perfect for beginners who want to learn about Amigurumi.
Pattern written in U.S. terms
Very easy if familiar with Amigurumi. Good beginner pattern to learn how to make 3D crochet if you’re new at it.
G size crochet hook
Worsted weight orange yarn. You can use thinner yarn- follow their recommendations for hook size, but make sure there aren’t gaps so the stuffing won’t come out.
Green eyelash yarn (I used Ice Yarns, you could use worsted weight yarn)
Stuffing- I used poly-fil (polyester fiber fill), but if you don’t have any, use scrap yarn, a cotton ball, or anything else that fits.
Tapestry needle, if desired
Stitch terms used:
mc- Magic circle. There are great YouTube tutorials, and alternative option noted.
sc- Single crochet
sl- slip stitch
sc inc- Single crochet increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
sc dec –crochet decrease (1 sc into 2 stitches) AKA sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) Single
If 9 total stitches are used in a row it will end with “(9 st)”
Do not slip stich at the end of each row. The stitches are worked ‘in the round’, meaning a continuous spiral that doesn’t need to be turned. If you’re new at working in the round, it might be a good idea to use a stich marker (I use a bobby pin)- place it in the first or last stitch of each row to help keep track of how many stitches you’ve made.
You’re starting from the bottom of the carrot and working up.
Magic circle with 6 sc (or chain 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook)
Row 1: (sc, sc inc) 3x (9 st)
Row 2: (2 sc, sc inc) 3x (12 st)
Row 3: (3 sc, sc inc) 3x (15 st)
Row 4: 1 sc in each of the 15 stitches
Row 5: (4 sc, sc inc) 3x (18 st)
Row 6: 1 sc in each of the 18 stitches
Row 7: (sc, sc dec) 6x (12 st) This is where you’ll want to stuff the carrot with about a cotton ball sized amount of filling.
Row 8: (sc dec) 6x (6 st)
You should now have 6 stiches to sew together.
Cut 2 pieces of eyelash yarn, or a few extra if using regular yarn. The eyelash yarn frays a bit so even though I wanted 3” sections, I cut 4” to compensate for the loss. Fold a piece in half use the crochet hook or needle to pull the middle part through the top of the carrot that you just sewed together. Pull the end through the loop. Repeat with other strand.
You have a carrot!
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