Crochet Yourself an Avocado Friend

IMG_1360

Have you heard? Avocados are a super food. They’re super healthy and super yummy. You won’t want to eat these avocados, though, but they are super cute and super cuddly.

This pattern works up really quickly, and doesn’t take much yarn to make. The finished avocado stands about 7 inches tall. Make a couple for all of the avocado-lovers in your life.

IMG_1362

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

 

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in ferntoffee, and radiant lime.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

12mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Black embroidery thread

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Front

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to radiant lime.

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 9:  *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 12: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Tie off.

IMG_1318

Your piece won’t be round, it should have 5 sides to it like the photo above. With radiant lime, slip stitch into the end of one of those sides.

IMG_1322

Row 1: Sc in first 10 stitches, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

IMG_1324

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 5: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 7: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

IMG_1328

Work 65 sc’s around the whole thing.

IMG_1330

Sl st to first stitch. Tie off.

IMG_1333

If you’re using safety eyes, you can attach them now and sew a mouth on with embroidery thread. If you’re stitching eyes on, you can wait until you’re finished to sew them on if you’d like.

Back

With fern, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

 

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7:  *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Tie off.

Sl st into one of the flat sides like you did for the front.

Row 1: Sc in first 10 stitches, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 3: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Row 5: Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dec in last 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Work 65 sc’s around the whole thing. Repeat this 3 times to create a “bowl” shape. You can make your avocado wider by working more rows around the back piece, or make it slimmer by working less rows around.

IMG_1336

Holding the 2 pieces together, sc around.

IMG_1341

Before you close it up, stuff tight with poly-fil.

IMG_1348

You could leave your avocado like this if you’d like.

IMG_1352

Or put a face on it and attach some arms and legs.

IMG_1369

Arms

With fern, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-5: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Sew onto sides of avocado.

Legs

With fern, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Sew onto bottom of avocado.

IMG_1378

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any avocados of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Crochet Yourself an Avocado Friend

  1. I found this exctremely cute avocado friend, and just want to ask you if it is OK that I translate the patternt to Norwegian and give the patterns to my followers in Norway. I am a Norwegian designer and author, and mostly I do knitting, but also a bit of crocheting. And I fell for this guy and know that lots of Norwegians would love to make it, but they will refuse because they don´t read english patterns. I have translated lots of books from English about crocheting, so no big deal for me. Hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Denise Samson

  2. Mine look nothing like this. Theyre not round but have angles, the stone sits much higher up than what they have and the darker green doesnt come around the sides like in the photo.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s