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Sunday, June 12, 2011
I actually wrote a pattern down as I was making it!
So I'm working on this huge crochet project for a friend, making all the toy food for her kid's play kitchen. I saw an onion like this on Etsy, but I didn't want to pay for the pattern, so I attempted to wing it and make something similar up. This is the first pattern I've ever written that has a lot of steps. If you see any mistakes, or if you think something can be done better/easier, please don't hesitate to speak up! I have no idea what I'm doing, I freely admit this. Also, if the layout of this post looks weird, you can blame Blogger and me being too lazy to give a shit.
E, F, or G hook depending on the size of the onion you want
White, rust/orangey, light green, and tan yarn
Cut about 4, 2.5" long pieces of tan yarn and tie together in a knot leaving the ends long. Unravel the yarn by pulling it apart until it looks like hair, or the root threads of an onion.
R1: Using white yarn, 6 SC in magic loop with knot of unraveled, tan yarn in the middle of the ring. This will create the root threads. I suggest securing the knot by sewing it into the onion too, I pulled my entire root thread about by accident and it really sucked stuffing it back in there since my onion was already STUFFED AND FINISHED. D:
R2: 1 SC in each st (6 sts)
R3: 2 SC in each st around (12 sts)
R4: *SC 1, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (18 sts)
R5: *SC 2, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (24 sts)
R6: *SC 3, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (30 sts)
R7: *SC 4, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (36 sts)
R8: *SC 5, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (42 sts)
R9 - R14: SC around (42 sts)
R15: *SC 5, dec 1* rep 6 times (36 sts)
R16: *SC 4, dec 1* rep 6 times (30 sts) R17: *SC 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24 sts) R18: *SC 2, dec 1* rep 6 times (18 sts) R19: *SC 1, dec 1* rep 6 times (12 sts) R 20: Dec 6 times (6 sts) R21- R22: SC around (6 sts) Switch to green yarn R23 - R26: Sc around (6 sts)
R27: SC 1, dec, ch 1 turn.
R28: SC 2, ch 1 turn
Continue until leaf reaches desired length, then dec so one st remains, turn and SC 1, bind off. You can have really long leaves or short ones, but I recommend short ones because it will be annoying to thread the skin around long leaves.
To make second leaf, join yarn at 4th st in R26 and repeat steps for first leaf. Bind off, weave in ends.
With orange yarn, ch 13, join with SS in first SC to make a ring. 12 st
R1: *SC 1, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (18 sts) R2: *SC 2, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (24 sts) R3: *SC 3, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (30 sts)
R4: *SC 4, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (36 sts)
R5: *SC 5, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (42 sts)
R6-R12: SC around (42st)
R13-R15: SC 7, ch 1, turn
R16: SC 7, DO NOT CH 1, turn (this will create the first decrease)
R17: SC 4, dec 1, ch 1, turn (5 sts)
R18: SC 5, do not ch 1, turn
R19: SC 2, dec 1, ch 1, turn (3 sts)
R20: SC 3, ch 1, turn
R21: SC 3, do not ch 1, turn
R22: SC 2 (2 sts)
CH 10, join into a ring in 2nd ch, bind off.
To create the rest of the skin flaps, join at base of flap last made, and repeat steps. Weave in all ends, you're done!