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How I Make Crochet Carrot Toys for My Kids

Updated on April 27, 2022
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Jackie Block is a mom of three from SE Michigan. She loves teaching them and others to have fun with arts and crafts.

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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!

While I had a lot of scrap yarn, I use red heart acrylic orange yarn to make my carrots.

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. I didn’t have any orange scrap yarn so I am glad I chose the Red Heart Super Saver for this project. It had survived many washings and still looks and feels great.

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