Crochet Tropical Fruit
Last week I released the patterns for Betsy the Crochet Banana and Katie the Crochet Kiwi from my Tropical Fruits Series. This week we have two new Tropical Fruit patterns for you – William the Crochet Watermelon & Peter the Crochet Plum. Both are made from Paintbox Simply Aran yarn, the watermelon in red, white and two shades of green, as well as purple for the plum. They also both use 10mm saftey eyes and a small amount of stuffing. Neither of them use a whole ball of yarn so the rest will be perfect for creating all the Tropical Fruits if you choose to.
Crochet Watermelon – William
William the Crochet Watermelon is made from the top down in one piece. The top is worked in rounds to get the green toned stripes of the skin and this is then converted to working in the round, continuing down the white and red where William is finished off. The seeds are sewn on last with his mouth.
William is a slightly quicker project than some of the other larger fruit projects as the trickest part about his is making sure you count your stitches to get even decreases to create the slice look. He shouldn’t really take more than an hour to make so is a nice quick project if you need one.
You can find the written pattern and video tutorial for William the Crochet Watermelon.
Crochet Plum – Peter
Peter the Crochet Plum, is the quickest and smallest Tropical fruit to make. He was originally going to be a passion fruit, but I didn’t have the right colours to make a passion fruit on either the inside or outside and I really wanted this project to use up some of my yarn stash rather than ordering in more! Therefore Peter evolved into a plum. He is made in the round in one go and shouldn’t take more than 30 mins.
Here is the written & video tutorial for Peter the Crochet Plum.
I hope that you have enjoyed the forth section of my Tropical Fruit Series with William the Watermelon & Peter the plum. Have fun making them and please feel free to share your makes on my Social Media channels. Join me next week for the final Tropical Fruit pair of the series – Penelope Pineapple & Melvin Mandarin
See you next week,