Pea Pod Crochet Pattern


Crochet pea pod

Crochet food is so fun. This pea pod crochet pattern came about because of a sound that I wanted to use for a reel on Instagram. I already had my jumbo pea pod but I needed something a lot smaller to go with it. I know I could have gone with an existing pea pattern but where’s the fun in that?

This is a really quick and easy pattern with minimal sewing (just a little bit to get the shaping of the pod). The pod is worked in an oval shape so you should be familiar with working around both sides of a chain but other than that it’s pretty straight forward.

It would make a fun piece of home/nursery decor or a great addition to play kitchens (though if intended for children under the age of 3, do not use safety eyes) plus feel free to get creative and customise your little pea pals.


MATERIALS

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  • DK weight yarn in light green and dark green plus a small amount of pink (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Spearmint Green, Racing Green and Bubblegum Pink)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 5mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 4.25” long (11cm) when using the materials listed.

Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


PATTERN

PEAS (make 2, light green)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc. inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6-11: [Sc] x30 (30)
R12: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Insert safety eyes between R8 and R9, 5 sts apart.

R13: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R14: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)
R15: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide end inside the pea.

Using 2 strands of black embroidery floss, sew a mouth between the eyes.

Using pink yarn, sew cheeks just under and to the side of each eye going over a single st twice.

PEA POD (dark green)

R1: Ch 10, inc in 2nd ch from hook, 7 sc, 4 sc in last ch. Working on other side of ch – 7 sc, inc in last ch (22)
R2: [Inc] x2, 7 sc, [inc] x4, 7 sc, [inc] x2 (30)
R3: [Sc, inc] x2, 8 sc, inc, [sc, inc] x3, 8 sc, inc, sc, inc (38)
R4: [2 sc, inc] x2, 9 sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x3, 9 sc, inc, 2 sc ,inc (46)
R5: [3 sc, inc] x2, 10 sc, inc, [3 sc, inc] x3, 10 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc (54)
R6: [4 sc, inc] x2, 11 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x3, 11 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc (60)
R7-13: [Sc] x60 (60)

R13 should end in the corner. If not, add or remove a few sts as needed. Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place peas inside the pod. Find the centre of each end and pinch together to remove any slack from around the peas, use stitch markers to hold in place. Make sure that the fold is centred on each side and that the sts are lined up. Sew in place through both sides. Repeat on the other side using a long length of dark green yarn. Make sure to sew the same number of sts on each side (for me, it was 4 sts). Weave in ends.

Crochet pea pod

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