Crochet Food Series: Crochet Strawberry Pattern (3 different Sizes)

No play food set can be complete without some yummy strawberries! I chose to make three different sizes and they came together in no time at all. I know these will be a big hit as they are one of the recipients favourite fruits.    

I have a few more ideas of some play food items to make, but I don’t think I will get them all made – there are just so many! 

Crochet Strawberries Pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Red and green wool.

Small:

Strawberry:

In red:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring. 

Round 2: sc around. 

Round 3: 2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat two times, 2sc into same stitch. 

Round 4: sc around. 

Round 5: *2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat from *3 more times.

Round 6: *2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat from *3 more times.

Round 7: *2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat from *4 more times, sc.

Round 8: sc around.

Round 9: *sc2tog, 2sc, repeat from *four more times, sc.

Put in stuffing.

Round 10: *sc2tog, sc, repeat from *four more times, sc.

Round 11: *sc2tog sc, repeat from *2 more times, sc2tog. 

Round 12: sc2tog three times.

Fasten off.

Stem:

In green:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: *Into next stitch: sc, htr(UK)/hdc(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), htr(UK)/hdc(US), sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach.

Medium:

Strawberry:

In red:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 2: *2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat from * once more. 

Round 3: *2sc into same stitch, sc, repeat from * twice more. 

Round 4-5: sc around. 

Round 6: *2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat from *three more times, sc.

Round 7-8: sc around. 

Round 9: *2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat from *five more times, sc.

Round 10: sc around. 

Round 11: *sc2tog, sc. Repeat from * five more times, sc.

Put in stuffing. 

Round 12: *sc2tog, sc, repeat from *three more times, sc.

Round 13: sc2tog four times, sc.

Fasten off.

Stem:

In green:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: *Into next stitch: sc, htr(UK)/hdc(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), htr(UK)/hdc(US), sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach.

Large:

Strawberry:

In red:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring. 

Round 2: sc around.

Round 3: 2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat three times.

Round 4: sc around. 

Round 5: * 2sc into same stitch, sc. Repeat from *3 more times, sc.

Round 6: *2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat from *3 more times, sc.

Round 7: *2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat from *4 more times, 2sc.

Round 8-11: sc around.

Round 9: *sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat from * 4 more times, sc2tog.

Round 10: sc around. 

Put in stuffing.

Round 11: *sc2tog, sc. Repeat from * 4 more times, sc.

Round 12: *sc2tog, sc. Repeat from *2more times, sc2tog. 

Fasten off.

Stem:

In green:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: *Into next stitch: sc, htr(UK)/hdc(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), htr(UK)/hdc(US), sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach.

Crochet Goldfish Cracker Toy Pattern  

I know a little one who absolutely adores goldfish crackers – I am an big fan of them too and had the idea to make a crochet goldfish cracker, but rather than just a stuffed toy I decided to make a goldfish cracker that would hold smaller goldfish crackers, perfect for a little one to play with and put them in and out of!  

It has taken me quite a while to get the pattern together for this, and I have restarted more times than I would like to remember but I think I have finally cracked it! Instead of just using a dc stitch to make it, I decided (just to make it even more complicated) to use a spike stitch which I had seen in simply crochet issue 27.  This stitch would add a bit more texture to the goldfish rather than just a dc stitch. To do this stitch you do a dc stitch into the next stitch on the current row, then you do a dc stitch into the next stitch but not on the current row but on the previous row. The stitch was really easy to get the hang of, the hard part was where I was increasing and decreasing the rounds, but I think I have managed to get it all to work.    

I made 5 smaller goldfish to fit into the bigger one, any more would be a bit of a tight squeeze, but you could make as many as you wanted.     Very happy with this one, I’m off to eat some crackers! 

Crochet Goldfish Crackers pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Yellow and orange wool.

Big Goldfish:

In Yellow:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 11sc into ring. 

Round 2: 2sc into same stitch, 4sc, 2sc into same stitch, 4sc, 2sc into same stitch. 

Round 3: 6sc, 2sc same stitch, 6sc, 2sc into same stitch.

Round 4: spike stitch (sc into next sc on the current row, then sc into next sc in the previous row below) 7 times, 2sc into same stitch.

Round 5: spike stitch 4 times, sc then start spike stitch in same sc and complete 4 spike stitches, sc.

Round 6: start spike stitch in the same sc as the final sc on previous row and complete 5 spike stitches. Complete one spike stitch into same sc (one stitch in sc and the next in the sc directly below , rather than in the next sc along as in a normal spike stitch), spike stitch 4 times. 

Round 7: start in the sc stitch ending the previous round, and complete 10 spike stitches, sc.

Round 8: complete one spike stitch into same sc, complete 5 spike stitches, sc then starting in this same sc stitch complete 5 spike stitches.

Round 9: start in the sc stitch ending the previous round complete 7 spike stitches, complete one spike stitch in same sc, 4 spike stitches, sc.

Round 10: start in sc stitch ending the previous round, complete 6 spike stitches, sc then starting in this same sc stitch complete 7 spike stitches. 

Round 11: start in sc stitch ending the previous round, complete 7 spike stitches, then complete one spike stitch into same sc, 6 spike stitches, sc.

Round 12: Start in sc stitch ending the previous round, 15 spike stitches, sc.

Round 13: 15 spike stitches, sc.

Round 14: 15 spike stitches.

Round 15: start in sc stitch ending the previous round, 9 spike stitches, sc, the starting in same stitch as previous sc complete 7 spike stitches.

Round 16: 11 spike stitches, then complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 6 spike stitches. 

Round 17: 17 spike stitches. 

Round 18: 16 spike stitches. 

Round 19: 17 spike stitches. 

Round 20: 16 spike stitches.

Round 21: 17 spike stitches.

Round 22: 16 spike stitches.

Round 23: 17 spike stitches.

Round 24: 16 spike stitches.

Round 25: sc2tog, 9 spike stitches, sc2tog, 8 spike stitches, sc2tog.

Round 26: complete the second half of a spike stitch only (sc into sc a row below), 6 spike stitches, complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 6 spike stitches, sc2tog.

Round 26: 7 spike stitches, sc2tog, 6 spike stitches.

Round 27: complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 5 spike stitches, complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 5 spike stitches.

Round 28: sc2tog, 5 spike stitches, sc2tog, 5 spike stitches.

Round 29: complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 4 spike stitches, complete a spike stitch with the first sc consisting of a sc2tog, 5 spike stitches.

Round 30: 10 spike stitches, sc2tog.

Round 31: 4 spike stitches, sc2tog, 5 spike stitches. 

Round 32: 2sc into same stitch, 3 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch, 5 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch.

Round 33: 2sc into same stitch, 4 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch twice, 5 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch.

Round 34: 2sc into same stitch twice, complete the second half of a spike stitch only, then complete 5 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch 3 times, complete the second half of a spike stitch, then complete 6 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch.

Round 35: 2sc into same stitch, complete a second half of a spike stitch only, then complete 5 spike stitches, sc, 5 spike stitches, 2sc into same stitch three times.

Round 36: 7 spike stitches, sc into same stitch three times, sc, one spike stitch, sc, 8 spike stitches.

Round 37:  20 spike stitches.

Round 38: 4 spike stitches, 7 slip stitches, 8 spike stitches, 8 slip stitches,  3 spike stitches.

Round 39:  3 spike stitches, 8 slip stitches, 7 spike stitches, 10 slip stitches, 4 spike stitches.

Fasten off.

Using an orange thread sew on the mouth and eye on both the back and front.

Small Fishes:

In yellow:

Ch6.

Row 1: sc into second chain from hook, sc along row.

Row 2: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc2tog, sc, sc2tog.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc2tog,  sc.

Row 4: ch1 (does not count as s stitch) 2sc.

Row 5: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch twice.

Row 6: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, 2sc, 2sc into same stitch.

Row 7: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 8: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog.

Row 9: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog twice.

Row 10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog. 

Fasten off. 

Complete another small fish, then do not fasten off but sc around both fish pieces, at the tail 3sc along do not sc into the chain but sc into the row below to create detail on the tail, continue as normal around the rest of the fish and fasten off.

Using orange sew in the eye and mouth detail on both the front and back.

Crochet Food Series: Crochet Sushi Patterns – Moving On From Breakfast Food To Something A Bit More Adventurous!

Following on from my sausages and eggs I decided it was time for something different.

I was looking in the supermarket the other day for some inspiration for some more play food ideas, even though I already have more than enough, but I just can’t help looking for more! Something caught my eye in the sandwich counter and I just knew I had to do it – sushi!    I wasn’t too sure which item to start with first, do I choose what I thought would be the easiest – a basic salmon sushi maki roll! These came together very quickly and you could put in any fillings you want by just changing the colours.  So far I have done salmon, salmon and cucumber and cucumber! 

Next came a reverse maki roll (California roll) with salmon in, I did this bigger than the previous sushi rolls as these tend to have much more rice around the edges than what is in a sushi roll.

After I had finished all these rolls I moved on to wrapped sushi, the pattern for the wrap and the rice base was the same for each and I just changed the topping items on them, I chose salmon, shrimp, and cooked egg custard.

For my final items I choose to do a salmon roe sushi, to achieve the bumpy roe effect I used a bobble stitch on the top.  Finally a salmon wrapped maki roll, which is made in the same way as the previous maki rolls but with a few extra inside layers.

I am so happy with these items, they look great (even better than I was expecting) and are the perfect size for little hands to play with.  The patterns were really quick to put together to, so these can be really quick and simple makes to do. 

Crochet Sushi Patterns:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Wool in cream, green, coral/salmon pink, black, yellow.

Salmon wrapped sushi roll:

Starting in green for the cucumber centre:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each sc.

Change to pink:

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch, sc. Repeat around.

Change to black:

Round 4: 2sc into next stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Change to white:

Round 5: 2sc into next stitch, 3sc.

Change to salmon pink:

Round 6: sc around into back loops only.

Round 7-10: sc around.

Finish off loose ends from the salmon and white.

Put stuffing into sushi.

Change to white:

Round 11: In back loops only: sc2tog, 3sc. Repeat around.

Change to black:

Round 12: sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat around.

Change to salmon pink:

Round 13: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Change to green:

Round 14: sc2tog. Repeat around.

Fasten off.

Fasten off all loose ends.

Inside out prawn sushi California roll:

Starting in salmon pink:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch. Repeat around.

Change to black:

Round 3: 2sc into each stitch, sc. Repeat around.

Change to white:

Round 4: 2sc into each stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into each stitch, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 6: sc around into back loops only. 

Finish off loose ends of pink, and black.

Round 7-11: sc around.

Round 12: In back loops only: sc2tog, 3sc.

Put stuffing into sushi.

Round 13: sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat around.

Change to black:

Round 14: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Change to salmon pink:

Round 15: sc2tog. Repeat around.

Fasten offFasten off all loose ends.

Salmon roe sushi:

To do a bobble stitch (from Simply Crochet magazine, issue 24): *insert hook into stitch, yarn round hook and pull back through, yarn round hook and pull back through 2 loops on hook.  Repeat from *four times into the same stitch, then yarn around hook and pull through all 5 loops.  

Starting in salmon pink:

ch4.

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc along.

Row 2: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, bobble stitch, 2sc into same stitch.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, 3sc, 2sc into same stitc.

Row 4: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc, bobble stitch, 3sc, bobble stitch, sc.

Row 5: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 6: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 3sc, bobble stitch, 3sc.

Row 7: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 8: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc, bobble stitch, 3sc, bobble stitch, sc.

Row 9: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, 3sc, sc2tog.

Row 10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc, bobble stitch, 2sc.

Row 11: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc, sc2tog.

Change to black and now starting working in rounds around the edge of the pink section:

Rounds 1-5: sc around.

Fasten off loose ends and stuff sushi.

Change to salmon pink and make base:

ch4.

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc along.

Row 2: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, sc, 2sc into same stitch.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, 3sc, 2sc into same stitch.

Row 4-8: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along.

Row 9: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, 3sc, sc2tog.

Row 10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along.

Row 11: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc, sc2tog.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew base onto sushi.

Sew on base and fasten off all loose ends.

Wrapped egg custard sushi: 

For the egg custard:

Start in yellow: 

Ch6.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc along row.

Rows 2-10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along row.

Fasten off.

Make 2 of these, then to join the two pieces together place both pieces wrong sides together and sc through both layers all the way around the edge, slip stitch into first sc and fasten off.

Rice base:

Starting in white:

Ch7.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc along rest of row.

Rows 2-10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along rest of row.

Now working in rounds go around the edge of the rectangle to make the sides of the rice.

Rounds 1-3: sc around, do not fasten off but turn so can now work back along the row on this short side, now to make a rectangular flap which will be sewn down to create the bottom. 

Rows 1-8: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 6sc.

Put stuffing into rice rectangle.

Then fasten off leaving a long thread to see closed the flap.

Fasten off all loose ends.

Nori:

In black:

Ch5:

Row 1: sc in second ch from the hook, sc along rest of the row.

Rows 2-30: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along rest of row.

Fasten off. 

Fasten off all loose ends.

Place egg custard on top of the rice, then wrap the nori around both and stitch together the ends. 

Wrapped shrimp:

Shrimp:

Starting in salmon pink:

Ch5.

Row2: sc into second stitch from hook, sc along rest of the row.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog twice.

Row 4: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc twice.

Row 5: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch twice.

Row 6: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, 2sc, 2sc into same stitch.

Rows 7-10: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along rest of the row.

Row 11: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog.

Row 12: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog twice.

Row 13: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off.

Make 2 of these, then to join the two pieces together, place both pieces wrong sides together and sc through both layers all the way around the edge, slip stitch into first sc and fasten off.

Rice and nori wrap – same as the egg custard rice and nori pattern.

Wrapped salmon sushi:

Salmon:

Starting in salmon pink:

ch6.

Row2: sc into second stitch from hook, sc along rest of the row.

Row 3-11: ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc along rest of the row.

Fasten off.

Make 2 of these, then to join the two pieces together, place both pieces wrong sides together and sc through both layers all the way around the edge, slip stitch into first sc and fasten off.

Rice and nori wrap – same as the egg custard rice and nori pattern.

Salmon sushi maki roll:

Starting in salmon pink:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each sc.

Change to white:

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch sc. Repeat around.

Change to black: 

Round 4: sc around in back loops only. 

Finish off loose ends from the salmon and white.

Round 5-10: sc around.

Put stuffing into sushi.

Change to white: 

Round 11: In back loops only: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Change to salmon pink.

Round 12: sc2tog. Repeat around.

Fasten off.

Fasten off all loose ends.

To do a cucumber one, use green wool instead of salmon pink. 

Salmon and cucumber sushi maki roll:

In salmon pink:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring. 

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch, repeat around – 5 times in total, for the first 2 repeats do in salmon pink, the final 3 do in green.

Change to white:

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch sc, repeat around.

Change to black:

Round 4: sc around in back loops only.

Finish off loose ends from the salmon, green and white.

Round 5-10: sc around.

Put stuffing into sushi.

Change to white: 

Round 11: in back loops only: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around. 

Change to green:

Round 12: sc2tog three times, change to salmon pink sc2tog twice.

Fasten offFasten off all loose ends.

Crochet Food Series: Crochet Tomato Pattern

I have now completed crochet play food eggs, sausages and mushrooms. Now I have added some tomatoes to the group! I have done them in two sizes a small and a large another ensigns bit of a mix in sizes as I didn’t want them all the same! I need to have a bit of a think of what to go for next, I have a few ideas in mind but can not quite decide which to go for, I have seen some patterns for some cool looking doughnuts  so might go for those, or I might try and do some biscuits – If I have time I might do both! I think there is going to be quite a lot of food by the time I have finished!!

Crochet tomatoes pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Red and green DK Wool.

Small tomato:

Tomato:

In red:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each sc.

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch, sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into next stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into into next stitch, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 6-8: sc around.

Round 7: sc2tog, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 8: sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 9: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Put in stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

Round 10: sc2tog, repeat around.

Fasten off.

Fasten off loose ends.

Stem:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: *into next sc:sc htr(UK)/hdc(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), htr(UK)/hdc(US), sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach to tomato.

Attach stem to tomato, fasten off all loose ends.

Large tomato:

Tomato:

Rond 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each sc.

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch, sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into next stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into into next stitch, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 6: 2sc into next stitch, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 7: 2sc into next stitch, 5sc. Repeat around.

Round 8-12:sc around.

Round 13: sc2tog, 5sc. Repeat around.

Put in stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

Round 14: sc2tog, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 15: sc2tog, 3dc. Repeat around.

Round 16: sc2tog, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 17: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Round 18: sc2tog, repeat around.

Stem:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: *into next sc:sc htr(UK)/hdc(US), tr(UK)/dc(US), htr(UK)/hdc(US), sc. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to attach to tomato.

Attach stem to tomato, fasten off all loose ends.

Crochet Food Series: Crochet Button Mushroom Pattern

After completing my crochet fried eggs and sausages I have started on another food item to go with them – button mushrooms! Can’t have a fry up without some mushrooms with it, also mushrooms seem to sneak into most meals I make so thought they would be perfect for a child’s play food.  Both the pattern and the mushrooms themselves were really easy to make and I had them all finished in an evening.  Now to get cracking on the next food item! Think I might do some tomatoes!!

Crochet mushroom pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Wool in cream and dark brown.

Mushroom:

Starting in cream:

Round 1: make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into next stitch, repeat around.

Round 3: 2sc into next stitch, sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: sc around.

Round 5: 2sc into into next stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 6: sc around.

Round 7: sc2tog, sc. Repeat 4 times around, 2sc.

Change to brown:

Round 8: sc around in back loops only.

Put stuffing into head of mushroom.

Round 9: sc2tog, sc. Repeat 4 times around, sc.

Change back to cream.

Round 10: in back loops only: sc2tog, sc. Repeat 3 times around, sc2tog.

Round 11-13: sc around. 

Fasten off.

Fasten in all loose ends.

Crochet Food Series: Crochet Sausages Pattern

5 fat sausages sizzling in a pan, luckily none of these will go pop or bang!

I am on a cooking theme with my crochet at he moment to get all the food items I am wanting made.  Now finished to join the eggs are two links of sausages, one with two sausages and one with three sausages. I decided to do them as links to make them a bit different and a bit easier for little hands to keep a hold of when cooking! Think I might try some mushrooms next! Beans might be a little bit too fiddly!!

Crochet sausages pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm hook.
  • Brown DK wool.

Sausages:

In brown:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each sc.

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc. Repeat around.

Round 4-16: sc around.

Stuff sausage and continue to stuff over the last few rounds.

Round 17: sc2tog, sc. Repeat around.

Round 18: sc2tog around.

For link join:

Round 19-20: sc around.

For a three link sausage:

Repeat rows 2-20 then repeat rows 2-18.

Fasten off and fasten in all loose ends.

For a two link sausage:

Repeat rows 2-18, fasten off and fasten in all loose ends.