Monday, 21 December 2015

Yummy Brussel Sprouts

I love sprouts, I think they are delicious.  So when I saw these little beauties on folksy, I thought I must have one immediately.  Unfortunately they had already sold out, and I'm not surprised, they were total bargains and very cute.

My husband said, something along the lines of surely you could make one though?  How hard can it be. Ummm, actually not too hard.  In fact I now have a little army of sprouts, enough to give some to friends who admired and named them...

Thanks Jolly Spoon for letting me use your photo.


So to make these, you need to create three circles and one sphere and then sew them together.  Add eyes and you're sorted.


To make these ones I used a 3mm hook with double knit yarn, but you could use anything.  This is in American terms (sorry I know I chop and change between the two - it just depends on which patterns I've been using most recently).

Pattern for the circle:
R1: Chain 2
R2: 6 single crochet (sc) into the 2nd chain from the hook ( 6 stitches)
R3: 2 sc into each stitch (12 stitches)
R4: 2 sc into the next stitch 1 sc into the next stitch x 6 (18 stitches)
R5: 2 sc into the next stitch 1 sc into the next 2 stitches x 6 (24 stitches)
Leave a long tail so you can sew this onto the sphere

You need to make 3 of these.

Pattern for the sphere:
R1: Chain 2
R2: 6 single crochet (sc) into the 2nd chain from the hook ( 6 stitches)
R3: 2 sc into each stitch (12 stitches)
R4: 2 sc into the next stitch 1 sc into the next stitch x 6 (18 stitches)
R5 - R7: 18 stitches around
R8: 1 sc decrease, 1 sc into the next stitch x 6 (12 stitches)
Stuff your brussel now, I use the stuffing from an old pillow.
R9: 1 sc decrease x 6 (6 stitches)
Leave a long tail and then sew up this bottom

Now put them all together.  I glue gunned on the eyes and then ended up creating one for everyone I know...

By now I'd become a little sprout obsessed, and so I needle felted this little guy.



Here he is with his mates.


My son has claimed him as his own.

2 comments:

  1. Found this thru pinterest and just made one of these, your pattern is brilliant, thank you very much - Shaz.
    Would add a picture, but cannot do so in this comment :(

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  2. Hello! I followed your pattern but made them with amigurumi safety eyes instead of googly eyes. I made a container to store them in too. Can I send you a text or email picture? I do not know how to upload the photo here. Wanted to share since you inspired me so much! They made a great gift!

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