Nothing says summer like a bright, sunny lemon! Bring a smile to your summer with this quick and easy, happy lemon amigurumi pattern. Toss it in a fruit bowl or hang it in a tree. What will you do with your squishy new friend?
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Fairfield Poly Pellets
I also used just a tiny bit (about a tablespoon) of Poly Pellets. This is a totally optional addition, but I had some on hand and I love what they do for amigurumi projects.
Tying the pellets up in the toe of a nylon stocking creates a small weighted bundle. You can use this bundle to add weight wherever you want it! In my happy lemon, the weight is right at the bottom, which helps it to hang beautifully straight and still.
Happy Lemon Softie
- Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
- 60 yds yellow
- 10 yds each green and black
- 5 yds brown
- Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker or scrap of yarn to use as a running stitch marker
Intermediate – Working in rounds and rows, tighter than usual gauge, post stitches.
- Circumference: 9 inches at widest point
- Height: 6 inches
13 sc x 14 rnds = 4 inches.
Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern, but will affect yardage needed.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease (see Special Stitches)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd = round
Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of next st, and then into the front loop only of the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
This counts as 1 sc in the end of round stitch counts.
Increase (inc): Sc in back loop only of indicated st, then sc in both loops of same st. This counts as two sc in the end of round stitch counts.
See this tutorial for a more detailed look.
Lemon is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn. Mark the first stitch of each round.
With yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: Inc in each st around. (8 sc)
Rnd 4: [Sc in next st, inc in next st] around. (12 sc)
Rnd 5: [Inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] around. (16 sc)
Rnd 6: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, inc in next st] around. (20 sc)
Rnd 7: [Inc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8: [Sc in each of next 7 sts, inc in next st] around. (27 sc)
Rnd 9: [Inc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts] around. (30 sc).
Rnds 10-19: Sc in each st around.
Weave in beginning tail.
Poly Pellets (optional): Pour about a tablespoon of Poly Pellets into the toe of a nylon stocking. Tie a knot in the stocking above pellets. Trim off top of stocking about 1-2 inches above knot.
Fold trimmed ends over so they wrap around the beads. Place the bundle of beads in the very bottom point of the lemon.
Begin stuffing lemon with Poly-Fil.
Rnd 20: [Sc in each of next 8 sts, dec] around. (27 sc)
Rnd 21: [Sc in each of next 7 sts, dec] around. (24 sc)
Rnd 22: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, dec] around. (20 sc)
Rnd 23: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, dec] around. (16 sc)
Rnd 24: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, dec] around. (12 sc)
Finish stuffing lemon firmly.
Rnd 25: Dec around, change to green. (6 sc)
Rnd 26: With green, sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Use tail to sew top of lemon closed. Weave in ends. Remove stitch marker.
With green, ch 6, leaving a long tail.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, working across opposite side of ch, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch. (2 hdc, 4 dc, 3 sc, 1 ch-2 sp)
Fasten off. Use starting tail to sew leaf to top of lemon. weave in ends.
Eyes (make 2)
With black, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)
Fasten off. On one eye only, leave a 36-inch tail for sewing and embroidery. Weave in all tails except the long one.
Using the images as a guide, position eyes just slightly less than halfway down the lemon. Use the long tail to sew in place.
Continuing with tail, embroider a smiling mouth. Weave in end.
With yellow, make a small highlight stitch on each eye. Weave in all ends.
Apply a small amount of blush to the cheeks, using a cotton swab.
With brown, ch 15, leaving a long tail.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave both tails securely into top of lemon so that the chains form a hanging loop / stem.
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