Looking for a free crochet food pattern?! Try your hand at this cute Tunisian crochet Samosa pattern with a full video tutorial!
If you’re looking for free crochet food patterns, you are in the right place! Although I have made other types of crochet amigurumi patterns before, I have never really designed any amigurumi food crochet patterns. That’s why I am super excited to be sharing this free Tunisian crochet pattern with you all!
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Make sure you check out this super cute crochet food pattern for Saeed the Samosa
I have always been intimidated by crochet food amigurumi but I just couldn’t help myself with this idea! Ramadan has officially started and one tradition that really takes me back is preparing Samosas the same way my mom used to in preparation for Ramadan so we could enjoy them when we break our fast. That’s why I decided to make a fun pattern out of this simple Tunisian Crochet Samosa pattern and hence Saeed the Samosa was born!
Saeed means happy in Arabic and this little guy certainly makes me happy so I thought it would be a perfect name for him!
When I started writing this post I searched to see if a Samosa had already been shared as part of any crochet food toys free patterns and I couldn’t find one in Tunisian crochet. This is the perfect pattern to get started with Tunisian simple stitch!
Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in soft fudge, 32 yards (Aran Size 4 weight; 1.7 oz./50 g, 93 yds/85 m; 100% cotton) and scrap yarn in black or red for embroidering the mouth. If you would like to embroider eyes you will need some extra scrap black yarn.
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- Gauge is 4 sts over 3 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 1 x 1 in. square.
- The samosa size is 5 in. long by 2.5 in. wide
This pattern is for a simple beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet Samosa. Saeed means happy in Arabic so I thought that would be the perfect name for this little guy because he makes me so happy! Samosas are an important food in my house, they take me back to my childhood when my mom used to make Samosas in preparation for Ramadan. I decided to share a cute amigurumi inspired by this sentiment as the month of Ramadan has just started! I’ve also included a rough recipe for the Samosas at the end of the blog post!
It’s the perfect beginner project for a cute pretend play toy for your little ones! Each Samosa is made with approximately 32 yards which means you can make 3 samosas from just one skein of yarn.
- This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
- Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
- The following instructions are implied:
- The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st.
- Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
- Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
- Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
- NOTE: Your Samosa may be slightly smaller or bigger depending on your tension (how tightly or loosely you hold the yarn)
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Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above
Free Crochet Food Pattern – Saeed the Samosa Pattern Instructions:
Row 1 (Foundation Row): Pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (15 sts)
Row 2: Tss across. Complete normal RetP as above (15 sts).
Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 9.5 inches.
Bind off and cut yarn leaving an 18 to 20 in. tail. Turn the piece over with the wrong side facing. Take a small ball of Polyfil stuffing and roll it up and place it at the bottom of the rectangle along with any small tails. With the Polyfil inside, fold into a Samosa shape as seen below.
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Assembly and Final Touches
Sew the bind off edge to the Samosa to close. Weave the remaining tail through the Samosa to the top corner and sew along that edge. You should have a little pocket. This is where you will add safety eyes and embroider the mouth. Take the safety eyes and place them near the third row from the top aligning them together. Take the scrap piece of black yarn and embroider a mouth making a V centered between the eyes.
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You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]. Share your finished Samosa with me on social media using the hashtag #SaeedtheSamosa for a chance to be featured! Tag me on Instagram @noorsknits and on Facebook @noorsknits1
This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2021. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern, but feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected]
1 lb ground beef
1 medium-sized onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garam masala
A handful of cilantro chopped
TYJ Spring Roll Pastry Sheets
1/4 cup flour with enough water to make a sticky paste
First, heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep pan or pot and stir fry your chopped onions till they are slightly brown, add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Next, add the ground beef and the rest of the spices, cilantro, and stir fry the beef until it is brown and thoroughly cooked.
The pastry sheets you use will make a difference in how crispy the samosas are so make sure you grab these exact spring roll pastry sheets. Trust me, my mom has tried and tested others but this one is the one that always comes out perfect.
First, cut the stack of pastry sheets in half and wrap half of the stack in a damp paper towel until you’re ready to use it. Then, immediately use the other half working quickly so the sheets don’t dry up and add two tablespoons of the ground beef to the bottom of the sheet and wrap as seen in the tutorial video! Seal the edges with the flour paste to close the samosa.
Stick them on a tray or plate and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and make portions to freeze. Take out as needed and either fry or bake the samosas (400 F for 20 minutes). This year I have been air frying them at 390 F for 15 minutes and they are turning out perfectly crispy!
I hope you enjoy making both types of samosas! Both methods are quite addictive!
Watch this space because I have a whole culturally-inspired crochet food set planned inspired by the foods we break our fast with! In the meantime make sure you check out my other fun Tunisian crochet patterns such as the Tunisian Football Stuffie or try out the Bubsy the Bunny pattern!