The Least-Spooky Fruit

In hindsight, I should probably have started on a pumpkin or something to post on Halloween, but at the same time these last few weeks have been hectic. So, a pear. Once again the pattern is courtesy of Veronica Kay Crochet, and the yarns are all cotton – Patons Grace Ginger for the main body, Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream Warm Brown for the stem, and the same in Sage for the leaf.

I’ve been working with dk weight yarn so much recently the larger ones feel awkward to work with. I also had to modify the pattern a bit to keep the stem and leaf proportional, though not dramatically. Now onward to more crochet food.

Imposter food

My uncle’s having a baby in February, and blankets were already covered so I wanted to make something else. Such as toy food, suitable for all toy food needs. Fortunately, Veronica Kay Crochet provides, to what is probably slightly overkill levels. On the other hand, I can now make pretty much any food item I want.

All the yarn here is cotton – Red and white are Patons Grace, green is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Sage Green. Might try for a different green if I can find it later, but it’s a good strawberry leaf green.

Imposter food

My uncle’s having a baby in February, and blankets were already covered so I wanted to make something else. Such as toy food, suitable for all toy food needs. Fortunately, Veronica Kay Crochet provides, to what is probably slightly overkill levels. On the other hand, I can now make pretty much any food item I want.

All the yarn here is cotton – Red and white are Patons Grace, green is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Sage Green. Might try for a different green if I can find it later, but it’s a good strawberry leaf green.

Jellyfish Stew

Continuing the food theme, I suppose – had that old poetry episode of Arthur running in my head already while I was thinking of titles. Another toy for a baby at our friendly local yarn store. As you can see from this lighting it’s a paler yellow than that previous post – the same yellow cotton from the giraffe – and the smaller tentacles are the same yellow green of Kermit’s collar. Not a whole lot to talk about – the pattern is from Edafedd’s Darling But Deadly pattern set, and the whole thing is done in single crochet and chaining with clever use of increases for shaping. There’s a LOT of tentacles – eight green, three curly yellow – and so much sewing. Like, probably an hour at least, all told was spent on the sewing, since the tentacles are meant to be attached to the bottom before attaching it to the main body and I wanted to have them all done to figure out placement. And obviously the pieces had to be extra secure for a small child’s use. Only thing I had to change was since I was using lace weight for the green tentacles I did a row of single crochet rather than fastening off after the chain. Good pattern, if a bit long in the endless tentacles part. If I get a chance I totally want to do the blue ringed octopus from that set later.