FREE Quick and Easy Blueberry Crochet Pattern!

If you have five minutes to spare, this FREE quick and easy blueberry crochet pattern is just the treat! These little guys work up about double the size of a real (but far less cute) blueberry and the adorable shiny peepers are a completely optional, kawaii addition!

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Skills Required: Magic circle/loop, double crochet (single crochet US), slip stitch, rejoining yarn.

What You’ll Need: Dark blue DK (double knit) yarn, 3mm crochet hook, a pair of 6mm black safety eyes and backs (optional), a small amount of felt (optional), a yarn needle, toy stuffing, a stitch marker (optional) and scissors.

Instructions: Tension isn’t particularly important for this project, just try not to make your stitches too loose or the stuffing will show through. Please note that it is worked in UK terminology. If you would like to have a go at the pattern in US terminology, please substitute all instances of “DC” with “SC.” If you are unsure of any of the abbreviations within the pattern, please look at the abbreviation glossary at the bottom of the pattern. This project is worked in the round, and if you’re using a stitch marker to keep track of where you are, remember to reposition it at the start of each new round!

Round 1: Start with a magic ring. Make 6dc into the ring and close it tightly by pulling the tail eIMG_4062nd of your yarn. [6]

Round 2: 2dc in each st around. [12]

Round 3: (1dc, inc) 6 times. [18]

Round 4: (2dc, inc) 6 times. [24]

Rounds 5-10: 1dc in each stitch around. [24]

Round 11: (2dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [18]

This is a good point to add the eyes, if you’re doing so. If you’d like to add a colour to them as I’ve shown in the photograph, cut out two small circles (about the size of one of your safety eye backs works perfectly!) of felt. Make a small hole in the felt and push a safety eye through to create a beautiful coloured iris! Place the eyes wherever you think they look best.

TOP TIP: Put both of your safety eyes in, before putting the backs on, as their position will shift slightly once they’re fixed in place, and getting the backs off again is a royal pain in the tush!

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Round 12: (1dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [12]

Stuff your little blue ball enough that it feels firm, but not so much that you can see any of the stuffing in the gaps between your stitches.

Round 13: (dc2tog) 6 times. (6) Fasten off, leaving a tail and sew closed. Weave in your ends.

To make the little tuft on top of your blueberry, insert your hook underneath a stitch, a row down from your initial magic circle and reattach your yarn by yarning over, pulling through and securing with a dc. (YO, Pull through.)

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Round 14: Inserting your hook underneath a stitch each time, continue around the same row, creating 1dc in each stitch around. This creates a lovely ridge all the way around your blueberry’s head as shown below! Close with a slip stitch and fasten off, before weaving in your ends.

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And there you have it! I really hope you enjoyed this free, quick and easy blueberry crochet pattern and are now totally in the know about how to crochet a kawaii blueberry!

If you have any issues with this pattern, or get stuck and need some advice, please post a comment below! Thank you for hanging out with me today and if you do make and share one (or a whole tribe) of these little guys on social media, share it with me using #yarntistry.

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ABBREVIATIONS:

st(s) – stitch(es),

ss – slip stitch,

dc – double crochet,

inc – increase by making 2dc in the same stitch,

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together – (insert hook into next st, yarn over and draw through a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on the hook.

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