FREE PATTERN: Carrots

Free amigurumi carrot pattern

These carrots are a great project if you are taking your first steps in the world of amigurumi - simple shape, very little sewing and work up using just the most basic crochet stitches.

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN

Size: Four sizes, about 8,5 - 20 cm (3 1/3 - 8"), when crocheted with fingering weight cotton yarn and a 1,75 mm crochet hook.

Skill level: beginner (basic stitches, simple shape, minimal sewing)

 

YOU WILL NEED

  • Yarn. I used Madame Tricote Paris 'Camilla', a fingering weight cotton yarn, 125 m = 50 g (137 yd = 50 g) / 1: super fine / 4 ply / 14 wpi. You will need about 10 - 25 g of orange and 6 - 12 g of green yarn for each carrot.
  • 1,75 - 2,25 mm crochet hook (US thread hook size 5 - 1).
  • Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
  • Dark brown cotton embroidery floss.
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

 

ABBREVIATIONS

  • mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n (number) single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop
  • ch = chain stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia)
  • sc n = crochet one sc in each of the next n stitches
  • inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
  • dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method
  • (sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times
  • [36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round

 

NOTES

  • Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
  • Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
  • All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL LEAVES

Make a slip knot a few centimeters (about an inch) from the yarn end, crochet a chain one stitch longer than you want the leaf to be.

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Then crochet one single crochet stitch in each chain, starting in the second chain from hook.

Tip! For a nicer result, work single crochet stitches into the bumps on the back of the starting chain.

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Cut the yarn, leaving a short yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off.

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SEWING THE LEAVES TO THE CARROT

Finish the first few rounds of the carrot. Use a needle to bring both yarn tails of the leaves to the wrong side.

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 Knot the yarn tails together.

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And if you want to make extra sure the leaves will stay in place, use one of the yarn tails to make another stitch through the bottom of the leaf.

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Knot the yarn ends together and cut off the extra yarn.

Sew all the leaves to the top of the carrot, arranging them in a circle.

 

EMBROIDERING LINES

Finish most of the carrot, stop before the last couple of rounds and stuff it firmly. Cut a length of embroidery floss and thread it onto a needle. Insert the needle from the bottom, through the opening, leaving a short tail.

Embroider the lines. Go up one side and back down the other.

Come back out through the opening at the bottom and knot the yarn ends together.

 

LARGE CARROT ~ 20 cm (8")

Leaves

Make 10 - 12 leaves, each 11 - 13 chains long (see instructions above).

Carrot

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: inc x 6 [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 [24]
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 [30]
6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 [36]

Sew leaves to the top of the carrot (see above).

7-10: sc in each st (36)
11: dec, sc 34 (35)
12: sc in each st (35)
13: sc 17, dec, sc 16 (34)
14-15: sc in each st (34)

Start stuffing. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the carrot firmly.

16: sc 8, dec, sc 24 [33]
17-18: sc in each st [33]
19: sc 25, dec, sc 6 [32]
20-21: sc in each st [32]
22: sc 3, dec, sc 27 [31]
23-24: sc in each st [31]
25: sc 18, dec, sc 11 [30]
26-27: sc in each st [30]
28: sc 25, dec, sc 3 [29]
29-30: sc in each st [29]
31: sc 14, dec, sc 13 [28]
32-33: sc in each st [28]
34: sc 6, dec, sc 20 [27]
35-36: sc in each st [27]
37: sc 20, dec, sc 5 [26]
38: sc in each st [26]
39: dec, sc 24 [25]
40: sc in each st [25]
41: sc 15, dec, sc 8 [24]
42: sc in each st [24]
43: sc 8, dec, sc 14 [23]
44: sc in each st [23]
45: sc 19, dec, sc 2 [22]
46: sc in each st [22]
47: sc 3, dec, sc 17 [21]
48: sc in each st [21]
49: sc 10, dec, sc 9 [20]
50: sc in each st [20]
51: sc 7, dec, sc 11 [19]
52: sc 16, dec, sc [18]
53: sc 3, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 4 [16]

Embroider the lines (see above).

54: (sc 2, dec) x 4 [12]
55: (dec, sc) x 4 [8]
56: (sc 2, dec) x 2 [6]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and fasten off. Thread the tail onto a needle and use it to pick up all the remaining stitches and close the opening.

 

MEDIUM CARROT ~ 16.5 cm (6 1/2")

Leaves

Make 9 - 10 leaves, each 10 - 11 chains long (see instructions above).

Carrot

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: inc x 6 [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 [24]
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 [30]

 Sew leaves to the top of the carrot (see above).

6-9: sc in each st [30]
10: dec, sc 28 [29]
11: sc 14, dec, sc 13 [28]
12-13: sc in each st [28]
14: sc 23, dec, sc 3 [27]

Start stuffing. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the carrot firmly.

15-16: sc in each st [27]
17: sc 8, dec, sc 17 [26]
18-19: sc in each st [26]
20: sc 16, dec, sc 8 [25]
21-22: sc in each st [25]
23: sc 3, dec, sc 20 [24]
24-25: sc in each st [24]
26: sc 22, dec [23]
27-28: sc in each st [23]
29: sc 10, dec, sc 11 [22]
30-31: sc in each st [22]
32: sc 16, dec, sc 4 [21]
33: sc in each st [21]
34: sc 6, dec, sc 13 [20]
35: sc in each st [20]
36: sc 12, dec, sc 6 [19]
37: sc in each st [19]
38: dec, sc 17 [18]
39: sc in each st [18]
40: sc 9, dec, sc 7 [17]
41: sc 3, dec, sc 12 [16]
42: sc 11, dec, sc 3 [15]

Embroider the lines (see above).

43: (sc 3, dec) x 3 [12]
44: (dec, sc) x 4 [8]
45: (sc 2, dec) x 2 [6]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and fasten off. Thread the tail onto a needle and use it to pick up all the remaining stitches and close the opening.

 

SMALL CARROT ~ 12.5 cm (5")

Leaves

Make 7 - 9 leaves, each 9 - 10 chains long (see instructions above).

Carrot

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: inc x 6 [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 [24]

Sew leaves to the top of the carrot (see above).

5-8: sc in each st [24]
9: dec, sc 22 [23]
10: sc in each st [23]
11: sc 12, dec, 9 [22]
12-13: sc in each st [22]
14: sc 3, dec, sc 17 [21]

Start stuffing. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the carrot firmly.

15-16: sc in each st [21]
17: sc 13, dec, sc 6 [20]
18-19: sc in each st [20]
20: sc 6, dec, sc 12 [19]
21-22: sc in each st [19]
23: sc 15, dec, sc 2 [18]
24-25: sc in each st [18]
26: sc 9, dec, sc 7 [17]
27-28: sc in each st [17]
29: dec, sc 15 [16]
30: sc in each st [16]
31: sc 11, dec, sc 3 [15]
32: sc in each st [15]
33: sc 3, dec, sc 10 [14]
34: sc in each st [14]
35: sc 7, dec, sc 5 [13]

Embroider the lines (see above).

36: dec, sc 11 [12]
37: (sc, dec) x 4 [8]
38: (sc 2, dec) x 2 [6]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and fasten off. Thread the tail onto a needle and use it to pick up all the remaining stitches and close the opening.

 

TINY CARROT ~ 8.5 cm (3 1/3")

Leaves

Make 7 leaves, each 7 - 8 chains long (see instructions above).

Carrot

1: mr, sc 6 [6]
2: inc x 6 [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 [18]

Sew leaves to the top of the carrot (see above).

4-7: sc in each st [18]
8: dec, sc 16 [17]
9-10: sc in each st [17]
11: sc 8, dec, sc 7 [16]

Start stuffing. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every few rounds, stuffing the carrot firmly.

12: sc in each st [16]
13: sc 3, dec, sc 11 [15]
14: sc in each st [15]
15: sc 10, dec, sc 3 [14]
16: sc in each st [14]
17: dec, sc 12 [13]
18: sc 6, dec, sc 5 [12]
19: sc, dec, sc 9 [11]

Embroider the lines (see above).

20: sc 5, dec, sc 4 [10]
21: (sc, dec) x 3, sc [7]
22: sc 2, dec, sc, dec [5]

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail, and fasten off. Thread the tail onto a needle and use it to pick up all the remaining stitches and close the opening.

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

I would love to see how your carrots turn out, so do post a photo to my Facebook page or tag me in your social media posts, I'm @kristitullus on Instagram and Facebook.

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