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.