Crochet a fun carrot brooch. I originally designed this pattern for Easter but let’s face it carrots are good at any time of the year. I’ve seen some great photos that you’ve shared with me on Instagram – keychains, appliques and even some really cute bunting!
To use as an applique simply make one of the carrot body and then follow the instructions as written.
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- Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Blood Orange and Grass Green
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- 25mm brooch back
- Yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- dec – decrease
- st/s – stitch/es
- sl st – slip stitch
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.5″ x 1.5″ (6.5cm x 4cm).
Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight and even. Adjust hook size if necessary.
CARROT BODY (make 2, orange)
R1: Ch 2, inc in 2nd ch from hook (2)
R2: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc, inc (3)
R3: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc, inc (4)
R4: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, inc (5)
R5: Ch 1, turn. 4 sc, inc (6)
R6: Ch 1, turn. 5 sc, inc (7)
R7: Ch 1, turn. 6 sc, inc (8)
R8-11: Ch 1, turn. Sc across (8)
R12: Ch 1, turn. Dec, 4 sc, dec (6)
Fasten off first piece only. Make 2nd piece but DO NOT fasten off.
Place both pieces wrong sides together. Ch 1 and continue to sc evenly around the edge placing 2 sc in the top 2 corners and 3 sc in the bottom point of the carrot (approx 34 sts).
Sl st to starting ch 1. Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.
Find the 2 sts in the centre top of the carrot body counting from right to left. Join green yarn to 1st st. Ch 8, sl st into same st. Ch 8, sl st into next st. Ch 8, sl st into same st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Sew brooch back to the back of your piece.
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