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Crochet Carrots

Updated on September 8, 2014
Photo by me, JackieBlock
Photo by me, JackieBlock

Crochet a Cute Carrot Toy

My kids love to play in their play kitchen. They love cooking up scrumptious imaginary feasts which, of course, contain the healthy vegetables they are used to seeing me use in my own cooking. My daughter requested I make her some carrots, and they turned out so cute I just had to share them! They are really simple to make and each one turns out just a little different - just like real carrots! I hope your children enjoy these as much as my own do. Happy hooking!

The "How-to" of Crocheting Carrots

Crocheting Carrots is quite easy. You will need the following supplies:

  1. Orange worsted weight yarn in either acrylic or cotton. One ball will make several carrots.
  2. Green yarn in a matching weight and fiber as the orange.
  3. Size G hook, or whatever you have handy.
  4. Small amount of stuffing, or an old torn up t-shirt if no stuffing is on hand.
  5. Tapestry needle

Gauge is not important on this project.

  • Start by making a magic circle. Chain 1. Then single crochet 4 times, tighten your loop, and join to the first chain stitch.
  • Now, working in a continuous spiral, single crochet around throwing in random increases as you go. This is what give the carrots their unique organic appearance.
  • Stuff as you go, to make it easier on you.
  • When your Carrot is about the length you'd like, start your decreases. I did one round of 1 decrease, 4 single crochet; then 1 decrease, 1 single crochet until my top was closed. Tie off and sew in your ends.
  • Switch to the green yarn.
  • Pull a green loop through one of the stitches on the top of your carrot and make a single crochet, continuing around in a small circle on the carrot top. Join with a slip st.
  • Slip stitch in a orange stitch inside your green circle and chain 10-12.
  • Slip stich back down your chain and repeat 2-3 more times.
  • On the last one I picked up the loose end of the green yarn and chained them together to save weaving it in later.
  • Tie your yarn off and weave in your end(s).

Admire your carrot, and then start again to make a whole bunch!

RED HEART Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Paddy Green
RED HEART Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Paddy Green

All you need is a small bit, but it will come in handy for other projects.

 

Crochet Supplies I used for this project: - I bought these from my local craft store, but you can find them online as well.

RED HEART Super Saver Yarn, Pumpkin
RED HEART Super Saver Yarn, Pumpkin

This will make many, many carrots as well as other fruits and veggies for your child.

 
Susan Bates 14154  Finishing Value Pack Knitting Needle, Assorted
Susan Bates 14154 Finishing Value Pack Knitting Needle, Assorted

These are really great for sewing in your ends especially when your end is on the short side. My mom and I both have a set.

 
One set of 13 PCs bamboo crochet hooks US 2/C (2.75 mm)-US 15/N (10 mm)
One set of 13 PCs bamboo crochet hooks US 2/C (2.75 mm)-US 15/N (10 mm)

My father-in-law bought me a set of these bamboo hooks last Christmas and I just love them!

 
Fairfield PF12A Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 1 Bag, 12-Ounce
Fairfield PF12A Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 1 Bag, 12-Ounce

This will stuff quite a few carrots and other toys you plan to make.

 

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Tasty Crochet: A Pantry Full of Patterns for 33 Tasty Treats

The designs in this book are wonderfully detailed, and will delight your young aspiring play chefs! This is a great step up from my simple designs for someone looking for a greater challenge.

 

What are your favorite crochet projects? - Tell me what you think of my carrot!

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      MBCOnline 

      5 years ago

      This year we have vowed not to start any new crochet projects until we have reduced the leftovers. This is a great idea that will help us stick to that goal! Thank you!

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      June Nash 

      5 years ago

      I love it! I crochet, but never made any vegetables.

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