How to make a mini amigurumi pear

Do you want to make a pear just like the one April has in her bag? If you do you've come to the right place!

These are the stitches used: you can click on any of them for a video demonstration.
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
2sctog/dec – decrease

The numbers in brackets indicate how many stitches there should be in that round.

The first step is the one I have illustrated in my blog post ‘the not magic ring’

Use 3mm hook and green wool.

Amigurumi crochet works in un-joined rounds.

• Ch2, 4 sc in second chain from hook (4) – see picture a
• 1 sc then 2 sc in next stitch – repeat 2 times (6)
• 2 sc then 2 sc in next stitch – repeat 2 times (8)
• sc in each stitch (8)
• *2sc in one stitch, 3 sc* – repeat twice (10)
• *5 sc, 2sc in next stitch* - repeat twice (14)
• *7 sc, 2sc in next stitch* - repeat twice (18)
• sc in each stitch (18)
• sc in each stitch (18)

Put the pear to one side

Stalk: take a 5cm length of brown wool and hold it one end in each hand and twist it. Then let it fold in on itself so that it creates a double twisted cord. Tie a knot so that the twist doesn’t come undone – make it quite a fat knot. - see picture b

Leaf: use 3mm hook and dark green wool. This is not amigurumi technique, this is straight crochet.leave a long tail at the beginning.
• row 1: ch 5
• row 2: ch 3

Thread the stalk up through the top of the pear using a tapestry needle – the fat knot should keep it in place.

Sew the leaf onto the top of the pear using a tapestry needle. - see picture c

Resume crochet
• *2sc, 2sctog* - repeat 4 times, 2c (14)
• 2sctog 7 times (7)

Stuff the pear

• 2sctog until the hole is almost closed up.
Fasten off leaving a long tail and using a tapestry needle finish off closing the hole.


dmp said...

I'm having a little problem with the math.
After rnd 5 ends with 10 stitches the instructions state
*5 sc, 2sc in next stitch* - repeat twice (14)
I would need to start with 12 stitches not 10 to fit the number of stitches and end with 14.
The next line also does the same. If I start with 14 I only have 16 at the end not 18.
Are we missing two rnds or should we be increasing quicker?

out of the frame said...

Good question! I wrote this a long time ago and I'm not sure where I messed up. I'll have to have a go at making one again and post the corrections. Well spotted!