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A fun free crochet food pattern for an Avocado Tunisian crochet applique. Practice the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques!
About the Pattern:
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Col A – Hobbii Yarn Friends Cotton 8/6 #108 (Lime) 60 yards (Size 2 fine yarn; 1.75 oz/ 50 g, 115 yds/ 105 m.; 100% cotton)
Col B – Hobbii Yarn Friends Cotton 8/6 #12 (Brown) 40 yards (Size 2 fine yarn; 1.75 oz/ 50 g, 115 yds/ 105 m.; 100% cotton)
Col C – Hobbii Yarn Friends Cotton 8/6 #105 (Green) 20 yards (Size 2 fine yarn; 1.75 oz/ 50 g, 115 yds/ 105 m.; 100% cotton)
- J 10 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook that is at least 8 in. long or with an 8 in. cord
- Gauge is not important for this project but as a reference it is 5 sts over 4 rows in Tunisian simple stitch for a 1 x 1 in. square using a J 10 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook.
- The finished size of the applique laid flat is 4.5 x 2.5 in.
Crochet Food Pattern Notes:
This pattern is for a fun Avocado Tunisian crochet applique. Practice the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and techniques!
- FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL:
- This pattern uses a few Tunisian crochet techniques. Use the following video tutorials as needed:
- Foundation Row, Tunisian simple stitch:
Tunisian crochet colorwork:
Tunisian crochet increase
Tunisian crochet decrease
How to Bind off in Tunisian Crochet:
How to single crochet
- 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.
- Increase: Tunisian knit stitch into the same stitch you just worked into
- Decrease: Tunisian simple stitch two stitches together
Col A: Color A
Col B: Color B
Col C: Color C
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
RetP: Return Pass -Explained above
Tks: Tunisian knit stitch
Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch two stitches together
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Crochet Food Pattern Instructions:
Ch 7 with Col A
Row 1: Complete foundation row. Normal RetP (7 sts)
Row 2: Tss, inc, tss until there are 2 sts remaining, inc, work last st as normal (9 sts)
Rows 3 and 4: Tss across (9 sts)
Row 5: Inc, tss into same st, join Col B and tss 5, change to Col A and tss, inc into the same st, work last st as normal (11 sts)
Rows 6 and 7: Tss 1 with Col A, switch to Col B and tss 7, switch to Col A and tss 1, work last st as normal (11 sts)
Row 8: Tss2tog with Col A, switch to Col B and work tss 5, switch to Col A and tss2tog, work last st as normal (9 sts)
Row 9: Tss across with Col A (9 sts)
Row 10: Tss2tog, tss 3, tss2tog, work last st as normal (7 sts)
Row 11: Tss across (7 sts)
Row 12: Tss2tog, tss 1, tss2tog, work last st as normal (5 sts)
Bind off. Leave a 6 in., tail for Col A and cut yarn. Leave an 8 in. tail for Col B and cut yarn.
Attach safety eyes in the center of the 3rd row from the top and use the Col B tail to embroider the mouth.
Join Col C and Sc around. Sl st into first sc. Leave a long tail for sewing and cut yarn.
Ch 9 with Col B
Row 1: Complete foundation row. Normal RetP
Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, tss 5
Rows 3 to 5: Tss across
Bind off and sl st down the left edge. Leave a long tail for sewing and cut yarn.
Ch 8 with Col B
Row 1: Complete foundation row. Normal RetP
Rows 2 to 4: Tss across
Bind off. Leave a long tail for sewing and cut yarn. Sew hat or bow onto the upper right corner of the avocado. Use as an applique or create a second panel without the colorwork, eyes, and mouth, join panels, stuff with polyfill and create it into a food toy or amigurumi!
You are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]
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This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2023. 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].