Fruit Yarn Bombing

This week I read a very interesting post from Crochetime. To be honest all her posts are interesting (if you don’t know it do go and have a look, especially if you like crochet), but this one really caught my attention. It was entitled ‘You can be part of a yarnbomb’.

I have always admired people who take the time to go and decorate public places for no other reason than to bring pleasure to anyone passing through. Here is my chance to have a go for myself! All I have to do is crochet some pieces of fruit. I can do that. There are even patterns supplied. Me being me however I decided to have a go at making my own up. I have stuck to the easier shaped fruits (and the ones that I have the correct colour yarn for.)

Some Cherries.

Cherries

A Strawberry.

A Strawberry.

A bunch of grapes.

A bunch of grapes.

There is a need for a lot of fruit so if anyone is reading this who feels able to contribute something then do please get involved. The more the merrier. I have written down my patterns for you if you would like to use them (at the end of this post) or there is a link on Crochetime’s blog for more. It is a great way for using up some of your stash and doesn’t take too long.

As always this week I am popping over to handmade harbour to see what everyone else has been up to this week. Do come and join me. πŸ™‚

All patterns are in UK terms. I used a 4mm hook throughout but tension, yarn and size are not crucial in this pattern at all.

Cherry:

(make 2)

Create a magic circle by winding the thread around your finger a few times. With the hook pull the yarn through.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as first dc), 10dc into the ring. Join the last dc to the first ch with a slst.

Round 2: Ch2 (counts as first tr) 2 tr into each dc. 1 tr into the same space as the first ch. Join to 2nd ch with a slst.

Round 3: ch2 (counts as first tr) 2 tr into each dc. 1 tr into the same space as the first ch. Join to 2nd ch with a slst.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

I am afraid that I haven’t written down the pattern for the stalk and leaf but will amend this asap!

Grapes:

(make 10)

Create a magic circle by winding the thread around your finger a few times. With the hook pull the yarn through.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as first dc), 10dc into the ring. Join the last dc to the first ch with a slst.

Round 2: Ch2 (counts as first tr) 2 tr into each dc. 1 tr into the same space as the first ch. Join to 2nd ch with a slst.

To make the stork:

Join yarn to the edge of one of the top middle ‘grapes’. 1ch, 1dc into the other ‘grape’ the other side of the gap.Β  Turn.

Row 2: 1ch (counts as a dc) 1dc into next dc. turn.

Rows 3 and 4: as row 2.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Strawberry:

I wanted to make this all bumpy like a real strawberry so have alternated working into the front loop with the back loop. It is an experiment so would love to know what you think.

1ch.

Row 1: 2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into front loop, 1dc into back loop of ch. Turn.

Row 2: 2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into front loop of same st. *1dc into back loop of next dc, 1dc into front loop of next dc repeat from *onceΒ  more. Turn.

Row 3: 2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into front loop of same st. *1dc into back loop of next dc, 1dc into front loop of next dc repeat from *once more.Turn.

Row 4: 2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into front loop of same st. *1dc into back loop of next dc, 1dc into front loop of next dc, 1dc into back of the same st.Turn.

Row 5: 2ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into front loop of same st. *1dc into back loop of next dc, 1dc into front loop of next dc repeat from *once more. 1dc into back loop of last dc. Turn work.

Row 6: 2ch (counts as 1dc), *1dc into back loop of next dc, 1dc into front loop of next dc repeat from * twice more. Turn.

Row 7: 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc. 1s.

Row 8: 2 slst into next 2dc. Turn.

Row 9: 2ch, 1dc into next dc. 1 slst into next dc.

Row 10: miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, 1ch, Slst into next dc.

Fasten off.

For the stalk.

Join yarn at the top. 1ch, 1dc into next st in the strawberry. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

If you do follow one of these patterns then I would love to see. πŸ™‚

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51 thoughts on “Fruit Yarn Bombing

  1. Ali

    I love the idea of yarn bombing. Thanks so much for sharing your patterns I’m definitely going to try them out. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. knitnrun4sanity Post author

      Thanks for this – they are gorgeous. Some did something similar in Cambridge this year although I didn’t get to see them 😦 (Love your flower too – is it still following you around?)

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  2. Ginny

    Although I have seen yarn bombing online, I am still looking out for some in the real world. I love the cherries. Crochet is still on my “to learn” list.

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  3. freespiritdesigns

    yarn bombing is such a fun idea isn’t it! How fantastic to get the opportunity to take part in this fruity one πŸ™‚ i love all of your fruits, especially the cherries, they would make a really cute ‘his and hers’ coaster i think πŸ™‚

    i hope we get to see a pic of all the fruit when its in sittu! x

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  4. Martha

    u la la! these are so cute and juicy! love them!
    another crochet project that can converts me
    I’m sooo about to sit down and revise my crocheting knowledge and you just inspired me. thanks πŸ™‚

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  5. Bits and Bobs Crafts

    thank you for sharing the patterns, I especially love the cherries! I’ve never yarn bombed either so off to take a look, especially as there’s a flowering cherry in the front garden here! It might be fruit time πŸ™‚

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  6. Alison Willcocks

    What a lovely idea, lots of lovely, colourful, little fruits all over the place πŸ™‚ I too have seen it on the internet but yet to come across it in real life πŸ™‚ Love the cherries.

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  7. CraftLee

    Its taken me AGES to figure out how to comment on your posts (yes! I am a bit slow in the mornings !) Fantastic post and I cant wait to see the yarn bombing results ! Love the cherries especially, may have to hunt out some red & green yarn & get going myself ! x
    Love your blog ! x

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