Strangely enough, no matter how long I searched, there isn't a single pattern on the internet [for free] that instructs you on how to make just a plain, stuffed strawberry. Sure, there are pouches and flat refridgerator magnets, but not what I was after.
It's not perfect, but I'm pretty damn proud of this little guy! Not only did I somehow manage to crochet it, but I didn't even use a pattern! When I started, I realized I didn't even know how to decrease with crochet, so I think my 'skills' have already come a long way. Nonetheless, the leaves were impossible to crochet, (I tried about 4 different methods) so I ended up cutting them out of felt and sewing them on, carrying over the same thread to attach the little "seeds."
Sadly, to get it to look that acceptable, it took me about two and a half hours, and in the process I stabbed myself so deeply with the needle that I bled on my shirt before I realized my finger was gushing blood. Still, I've never made anything with a pattern before, with the exception of simple scarves, so I'm not complaining.
4 thoughts on “My Fuzzy Strawberry”
i love your strawberry – it looks so juicy and sweet! i like the added touch of the beads! what about crocheting the leaves with thinner yarn or crochet thread? marthastewart.com has instructions and template for strawberry pincushions that was in one of her issues earlier this year-that one is sewn though. anyway, i love your work!
Are you going to publish your pattern here? I’d love to knit up a strawberry!
BTW – due to your lovley creatures, I got the World of Knit Toys, but when I looked through it, I was completely uninspired. I think it’s just that I’m having a bad month. I’ll probably end up making the turtle, though I want to make it into a back pack. =)
it looks pretty perfect to me ! you are so talented !
i hope you are doing well… drop me a line when you can… :-)
hi… i really liked your strawberry , but i think if you made the leaf ‘n stem from crochet …it’ll be a piece of art !! thank u :)