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DIY – My crocheted lemon

Crochet lovers, you are right where you should be, big crush is on its way ! Take your crochet and yarn I'm about to tell you how to make this awesome opened lemon !

It has been some time now that I’ve been crushing on all the crocheted fruits that I saw on Instagram ! I decided that Summer was a good time to start making those, and certainly an entire collection !

So let’s get started with a crocheted lemon !

I used as a starting point the French Marie Claire idées tutorial (I’ve added the link if you’re interested 😉) that I adapted to have different lemon sizes and also an adorable open one !! This is the one that I’m about to introduce you !

For this tutorial, all you need is :

  • hook – I’ve used my fav one size 3 !! But you can use any one betweem 2.5 et 4 mm
  • 2 cotton yarn in white and yellow that match the size of the hook you chose
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • pair of scissors
  • fiber fill stuffing – I’ve found mine at Michaels.

And a little guideline about stitches and abbreviations used :

  • one stitch has two loops that formed a small V
  • single crochet (s.c) : jab the hook inside a stitch, one yarn over, draw through the first loop, one yarn over, draw through the two loop on the hook
  • slip stitch : jab the hook inside a stitch, one yarn over and draw through the two loops on the crochet
  • increase : 2 s.c inside the same stitch
  • decrease : 1 s.c with two stitches
  • at the end of each raw, I let you know how many stitch you’re supposed to have like this (=6s.c) meaning (=6 single crochets).
Yeah !! Let’s get started !
Crochet lovers, you are right where you should be, big crush is on its way ! Take your crochet and yarn I'm about to tell you how to make this awesome opened lemon !

So, we’re going to crochet separately the body and then the top of the lemon.

Body,
  • 1st round : 4 s.c inside a magic ring (or magic circle)
  • 2nd round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw – think of setting your stitch marker in the 1st s.c of that raw (and every raw) – and then make 1 s.c in the next stitch, repeat until end of the rnd (=6 s.c)
  • 3rd round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next stitch, repeat until end of the rnd (=9 s.c)
  • 4th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 2 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=12 s.c)
  • 5th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next stitch, repeat until end of the rnd (=18 s.c)
  • 6th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 2 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=24 s.c)
  • 7th et 8th round : 1 s.c in each stitch around (=24 s.c)
  • 9th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 3 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=30 s.c)
  • 10th round : 1 s.c in each stitch around (=30 s.c)
  • 11th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 4 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=36 s.c)
  • 12th et 13th round : 1 s.c in each stitch around (=36 s.c)
  • Stop the round with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Top,
  • 1st round : with white yarn, 4 s.c inside a magic ring (or magic circle)
  • From 2nd to 6th round : change to yellow yarn, repeat same stitches than we used for the body
  • 7th round : 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 3 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=30 s.c)
  • 8th round : change to white yarn, 1 increase in the first stitch of the last raw, 1 s.c in the next 4 stitches, repeat until end of the rnd (=36 s.c)
  • Stop the round with a slip stitch and weave in ends
  • With a yarn needle and white yarn make 6 lines to create fruit’s segments.
To join the two pieces together, use yellow yarn and one of this two options :
  • with back sides of both pieces facing outward, line up the stitches and with your hook make 1 s.c in each stitch around working in both loops of both pieces to join them together. Stuff with fiberfill as you go. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • with back sides of both pieces facing outward, line up the stitches and with a yarn needle make 1 s.c in each stitch around working in both loops of both pieces to join them together. Stuff with fiberfill as you go. Fasten off and weave in ends.

TADAM !! Your crocheted lemon is ready for some pepsy adventure ! what about you ?

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