Lemon Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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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CAL Central Softie Crochet Along

This happy lemon amigurumi is my pattern in the CAL Central 2022 Softie Crochet Along. Check out all the other patterns in the main CAL post. While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway too!

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Fairfield PolyFil Ultra Plush

Fairfield provided all the stuffing materials for this CAL. They’re so generous that I actually have lots left over from previous events!

For this lemon amigurumi pattern, I used some of their Ultra Plush Poly Fil. It’s very soft, but also has a really smooth finish.

Ultra Plush Poly-Fil from Fairfield World

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.

Poly Pellets

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

4-medium
Project level Intermediate

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Materials

  • 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
  • Notions:
    • Yarn needle
    • Stitch marker or scrap of yarn to use as a running stitch marker

Project Level

Intermediate – Working in rounds and rows, tighter than usual gauge, post stitches.

Size

  • Circumference: 9 inches at widest point
  • Height: 6 inches

Gauge

13 sc x 14 rnds = 4 inches.

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern, but will affect yardage needed.

Abbreviations used

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

Special Stitches

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.

3 images showing the steps of the invisible single crochet decrease

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.

Almost Invisible SC Increase - Stitches n Scraps

Instructions:

Lemon is worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn. Mark the first stitch of each round.

Bottom

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).

Bottom of lemon

Middle

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.

Bag of poly pellets

Top

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.

Stuffing lemon

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.

Finished lemon without face

Leaf

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)

Happy Lemon Leaf

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.

Happy Lemon Eyes

Face

Using the images as a guide, position eyes just slightly less than halfway down the lemon. Use the long tail to sew in place.

Sewing on eyes

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 blush to cheeks

Apply a small amount of blush to the cheeks, using a cotton swab.

Stem

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.

Lemon stem

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