Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crochet Carrot Pattern

Here's the pattern for the crochet carrot I promised in my post last week.


WARNING: Before I start I want to let you know that if you are a novice crocheter I definitely wouldn't try this. It is quite fiddly at the beginning and difficult to see the stitches.  If you do try it I think you'll use not very nice words and call me all sorts of names and never touch crochet again. For anyone who is fairly proficient at crochet it should be relatively easy, I hope. The first few rounds are not easy but after that it's a breeze.
* I am using the English terminology here dc = sc for U.S. readers.*

You will need:

  • orange 8ply (DK) yarn
  • green 8ply (DK) yarn
  • 4.00mm hook
  • fibrefill
  • something to use as a marker, as this is worked in rounds and you need to mark the first stitch of each round. I just use a roughly 6 to 8 inch scrap of yarn that is a different colour to what I'm using to crochet.

Using the orange yarn, make 2 chain, making sure you leave a few inches tail of yarn at the beginning.
Round 1. Make 5 dc in the first chain ( the second one from the hook).
Round 2. Place marker and then dc into each of the next 2 stitches, inc in next stitch by making 2dc, then dc into each of the last 2 stitches. (6 stitches)
Round 3. Place marker and remember to do this at the beginning of each round. dc into each dc.
Round 4. same as round 3.
Round 5. dc into each of first 3 stitches then inc in next 2 stitches (by making 2dc in each stitch) then dc in last stitch. (8 stitches)
Round 6. dc into each dc.
Round 7 - 10 repeat round 6.
Round 11. dc into first dc then inc in next stitch, dc into the last 6 stitches. (9 stitches)
Round 12. dc in each dc.
Round 13. dc into first dc, inc in next dc, dc into last 7 stitches. (10 stitches)
Round 14. dc in each dc.
Round 15. dc in each dc.
Round 16. dc in first 8 stitches, inc in next dc, dc in last stitch. (11 stitches)
Round 17. dc in each dc.
Round 18 - 22 dc in each dc.
Round 23. dc in first dc, inc in next two dc, dc in last 8 stitches. (13 stitches)
Round 24. dc in each dc.
Round 25. dc in first dc, inc in next two dc, dc in last 10 stitches. (15 stitches)
Round 26. dc in each dc
Round 27. dc in first dc, inc in next dc, dc in last 13 stitches. (16 stitches)
Round 28- 29. dc in each dc.
Round 30. Decrease by making a dc into every second dc. (8 stitches)
Take the loop off the hook and pull to make it big, so that id doesn't unravel during the next step.
Now fill carrot with fibrefill, do not fill it tight, as the filling will stretch the crochet and you will see it through the stitching. Learn by my mistake!
See how the fibrefill is much more obvious.

Now to finish the carrot. Place the loop back on the hook.
Round 31. Decrease by making a dc in every second dc. ( 4 stitches)
Fasten off leaving a long end.

Using the green yarn make 11 chain.
Slip stitch into the second chain from the hook and into every chain back to the beginning. (10 stitches)
Do not cut yarn, make another 11 chain, slip stitch into second chain from hook and in every chain to the beginning. (10 stitches). Repeat this until you have 5 lengths of chain. Tie off leaving a long thread.

Attach the leaves to the carrot, sewing in loose ends.  You can leave the long end of yarn at the thin end of the carrot if you wish.

On the carrot on the right, the leaves were made the same way but instead of slip stitching, a dc was made in each of the chain, I think the slip stitch is more delicate.
If you have any trouble or you find any mistakes, please let me know.  You can make the carrots bigger or smaller by adjusting how many times you increase and how many rows you decide to do.

Good luck.

Crochet Carrot


  1. Lovely bunch of carrots!!! I will have to make one for my little rabbit (you will get to meet her soon) :-)

  2. They look fantastic! Do you think you could teach me to make those while you're here ?

    They are serioulsy the cutest carrots I've seen in blogland...

  3. Oh how funny! your opening words were enough for me to pass on ever trying to make these!!!!! I never did master crochet...being left handed. You clearly have plenty of patience. Moira x

  4. Marg, You rock!! these carrots are so wonderful!! I can't crochet but I'll just pop back here every now and then to have a look.

  5. Well I'm a novice crocheter (is that a word?) so I've starred this so that when I'm better at it I can come back :-) fab tutorial Marg - thank you xxx

  6. No worries about me attempting them! I would have no clue. I just love them though :-)

  7. wow!!! your tutorial is amazing! thank you so much!

  8. wow! your tutorial is amazing!!! thank you so much!!!

  9. Fantastic pattern! Have made a cute carrot to go with the bunny I have made for my new nephew. Thank you:-)


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