HOW TO MAKE… CRO­CHET VEG­ETA­BLES

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

DMC Natura Just Cot­ton, 100% cot­ton, 50g/155m per ball, one ball each in Ivory (N02) (Yarn A), Blue Layette (N05) (Yarn B), Rose Layette (N06) (Yarn C), Light Green (N12) (Yarn D), Lo­belia (N82) (Yarn E), Ble (N83) (Yarn F), Glacier (N87) (Yarn G) 2.5mm (UK 12, US C/2) cro­chet hook 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) cro­chet hook Yarn nee­dle Stitch marker Soft toy stuff­ing

TEN­SION

Ten­sion isn’t im­por­tant – just keep your stitches tight to pre­vent any stuff­ing show­ing through

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet inc dou­ble cro­chet in­crease: work two dc in the given stitch (counts as two dc) yrh yarn round hook dc2­tog dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether: (in­sert hook in next st, yrh and draw loop through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook htr half tre­ble tr tre­ble dtr dou­ble tre­ble Magic ring to make a magic ring, hold yarn in your hand, wrap work­ing yarn around fore­fin­ger twice to cre­ate ring, slip ring off your fin­ger and in­sert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the nec­es­sary sts for round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Car­rot mea­sures 8.5cm (33/ in length – use as a guide for the set If you’re hand­ier with a hook than you are a trowel, turn your tools to this bumper crop of spring veg. So scrump­tious we want to cro­chet a whole bas­ket­ful, they’re as use­ful as they are beau­ti­ful. Use as place set­tings on a farm­house-style table, or add a metal hoop to cre­ate a keyring for the al­lot­ment shed.

You could also make a set for a kids’ play kitchen – their tac­tile qual­i­ties and small size are just right for lit­tle fin­gers. And, it might even en­cour­age them to eat their greens. In­struc­tions Un­less stated, work into both loops of any stitch. Ex­cept where in­di­cated, pieces in the round are worked in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral. Use a stitch marker to mark the be­gin­ning of your rounds as you work. Onion Main body Round 1 us­ing Yarn E and 2.5mm hook, work 6dc into a magic ring and pull tight [6 sts] Round 2 1inc in each st around [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 1inc) 6 times [18 sts] Round 4 (1dc, 1inc, 1dc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 5 (3dc, 1inc) 6 times [30 sts] Round 6 (9dc, 1inc) 3 times [33 sts] Rounds 7-9 1dc in each st around Round 10 (9dc, dc2­tog) 3 times [30 sts] Round 11 (4dc, dc2­tog, 4dc) 3 times [27 sts] Round 12 (dc2­tog, 7dc) 3 times [24 sts] Round 13 (1dc, dc2­tog, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts] Stuff firmly Round 14 (2dc, dc2­tog, 2dc) 3 times [15 sts] Round 15 (dc2­tog, 1dc) 5 times [10 sts] Round 16 4dc2­tog, in back loops only work 1 dc2­tog, turn [5 sts] Ch2, work 1 dc into the back loops only of each of the 5 sts of Round 16 Con­tin­u­ing into the two un­worked front loops of Round 15, work 1dc into the first loop, and ss into the se­cond loop Fas­ten off and weave in the yarn tail. Roots Cut six or seven 8cm (31/") lengths of Yarn B and tie a knot in the

mid­dle of each. In­sert these lengths into the base of the onion around Round 1. Fray the yarn and trim it short to com­plete the onion’s roots. Radish Main body Round 1 us­ing Yarn A and 2.5mm hook, work 5dc into a magic ring and pull tight [5 sts] Round 2 2inc, 1dc, 1inc, 1dc [8 sts] Round 3 change to Yarn B, 3dc, 1inc, 3dc, 1inc [10 sts] Round 4 (1dc, 1inc) 5 times [15 sts] Rounds 5-12 work 1dc in each st around Stuff firmly Round 13 (dc2­tog, 1dc) 5 times [10 sts] Fas­ten off and use the yarn tail to close the top of the radish. Roots Cut two 8cm (31/") lengths of Yarn A and in­sert through Round 1 of the radish. Knot the lengths to­gether, fray, then trim the ends to fin­ish. Leaves Us­ing Yarn G and 4mm hook, ch8, *1htr into back loop only of 3rd ch from hook, work (2tr, 2dtr, 2tr, 1htr, ch1, ss) into the same ch**, ss into back loops only of each of re­main­ing 5ch back to be­gin­ning, ch10, re­peat from * to **, ss into back loops only of each of re­main­ing 7ch back to be­gin­ning. Fas­ten off and use the tails to sew the leaves to the top of the radish. Mush­room Cap Round 1 us­ing Yarn G and 2.5mm hook, work 6dc into a magic ring and pull tight [6 sts] Round 2 work 1inc into each st around [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 1inc) 6 times [18 sts] Round 4 (1dc, 1inc, 1dc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 5 1dc in each st around Round 6 (1inc, 3dc) 6 times [30 sts] Rounds 7-8 work 1dc in each st around Round 9 (3dc, dc2­tog) 6 times [24 sts] Round 10 (1dc, dc2­tog, 1dc) 6 times [18 sts]. Stuff firmly Round 11 work­ing in the back loops only, (1dc, dc2­tog) 6 times [12 sts] Fas­ten off. Stalk The stalk is worked in joined rounds, us­ing Yarn G and 2.5mm hook Round 1 work ch2 (does not count as st) and 8 htr into a magic ring and pull tight, join with ss into the first htr [8 sts] Round 2 ch1 (does not count as st), work 1inc in each htr around, join with a ss into the back loop of the first dc [16 sts] Round 3 ch1 (does not count as st), (2dc, dc2­tog) 4 times, join with ss into first dc [12 sts] Fas­ten off with a long tail, then use to sew the stalk to the cap. Car­rot Root Round 1 us­ing Yarn F and 2.5mm hook, work 5dc into a magic ring and pull tight [5 sts] Round 2 3dc, 2inc [7 sts] Round 3 1dc, 1inc, 2dc, 1inc, 2dc [9 sts] Round 4 (1inc, 2dc) 3 times [12 sts] Round 5 work 1 dc in each st around Round 6 2dc, 1inc, 4dc, 1inc, 4dc [14 sts] Round 7 (3dc, 1inc, 3dc) twice [16 sts]

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