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Monday, June 20, 2011

Bell Pepper



MATERIALS

  • E hook
  • Green, worsted weight yarn for stem
  • Any other color worsted weight yarn you want for the fruit
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill



FRUIT


R1: SC 6 sts into magic ring, pull closed

R3: 2 SC in each st around (12 sts)

R4: *SC 1, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (18 sts)

R5: *SC 2, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (24 sts)

R6: *SC 3, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (30 sts)

R7: *SC 4, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (36 sts)

R8 - R16: SC around (36 sts)

R17: *SC 5, 2 SC in next st* rep 6 times (42 sts)


R18-R19: SC around (42 sts)

R20:  *SC 5, dec 1* rep 6 times (36 sts)


R21: *SC 4, dec 1* rep 6 times (30 sts)


R22:  *SC 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)


R23:  *SC 2 dec 1* rep 6 times (18 sts)


At this point, stuff with fiberfill.


R24:  *SC 1, dec 1* rep 6 times (12 sts)


R25: SC in every other stitch. (6 sts)


Bind off, leaving a very long tail. 



1. Starting at the top of the pepper, thread the long tail of yarn and pull it all the way around to the bottom of the pepper. 

2. Insert needle in bottom center of pepper and bring out to top center, pulling yarn tight.

3. Bring yarn back to the top of the pepper, and repeat first two steps on other half of the pepper, making sure you pull that yarn pretty tight. You pepper will look like this goatse thing again:

4. Repeat above steps so that your garlic pepper like this:

Now knot the yarn at the very top where it will be covered by the stem, then weave in ends. 



STEM


CH 4, sl st in first chain to create a loop


R1: CH 2, hdc in loop, *CH 2, start to DC, but only pull through first 2 loops, leaving 3rd alone (you will have 2 loops left on the hook at this point). YO as if to DC again, insert into ring, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook* Repeat from * 5 times. Close round by slip stitching into top st in first CH 2, bind off, leaving a long tail so you can sew it to the pepper. 


If you think this is too complicated, just make a circle. I only did this because it's the start of a hexagon and I thought it might look more realistic, but it still turned out looking like a circle to me. :\


4 SC in magic loop, sc around until desired length is reached. Inc twice (6 sts), sc around one or two more rounds, leaving a long tail. Attach stem to base of stem. Attach entire stem piece to the top of the pepper, weave in ends, and you're finished!



9 comments:

  1. This pattern was really easy and my pepper came out great, except I overstuffed it a bit and my ridges didn't come out as awesome as yours. Thank you for sharing your patterns! I made the mushroom too and it's awesome :)

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  2. Wonderful !!!!
    many many thanks !
    Will you be agree to a french translation on my french blog ?
    with links to you of course ?
    Sincerely !
    many thanks

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  3. How exactly do you make the stem? All I keep making is the base of the stem and I cant seem to figure it out.

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  4. bonjour
    moi...je le veux bien en francais.....
    merçi
    amicalement
    josiane.sommen@hotmail.fr

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  5. bonjour, je voudrais moi aussi recevoir les explications en français. merci;
    zuccarinimichele@gmx.fr

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  6. hi this pattern is great i'm a bit confused about the steps after binding off... could you clarify the threading process?

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  7. I love your fruit and vegetable patterns so much! They're brilliant. I made them for my son and he loves them. I have a question on what your policy is about selling finished objects. I've had some people see the play food I made for my son and ask if they can buy some from me. Would it be alright if I sold them as long as I gave you credit for the pattern? Let me know what you think. I don't want to step on any toes.

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  8. Thank you. My niece is gonna love it :).

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