Saturday, April 11, 2009

Watermelon!

Spring is here, and we've been really busy getting the garden in shape for planting. Before we know it, summer will be on us and we'll be enjoying the fruits of our labor. One of the best treats of summer is watermelon, in my opinion. Naturally sweet, healthy, and fun - it's part of almost every back yard barbecue and picnic. We've still got a while to wait before we can enjoy the real thing, but here is a pattern for a little watermelon wedge that you can enjoy while you wait!



Watermelon Wedge


Worsted weight yarns in red, white, green, and black.
G hook
polyester fiberfill or other fill
yarn needle
 
FRONT AND BACK
Make 2
With red, ch 2
1. Work 2 sc in second ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.
2. Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
3. Inc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
4. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
5. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
6. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
7. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
8. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
9. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
10. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (14 sc)
11. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (14 sc)
12. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (16 sc)
13. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
14. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (18 sc)
15. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (20 sc)
16. Inc in first sc, sc across to last sc, inc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (22 sc)
17. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (22 sc)
18. Sc in first 9 sc, inc in each of the next 4 sc, sc in last 9 sc. Sw to white. Ch 1, turn. (26 sc)
19. Sc in each sc across. Sw to green. Ch 1, turn. (26 sc)
20. Sc in each sc across. Break off yarn. (this is the right side)
Using black yarn, make seeds on the right sides of the front and back by backstitching several times in the same spot. Make as many or as few seeds as you like.
 
SIDES
With red, ch 6
1. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
2 - 18. Sc in each sc across. Sw to white yarn. Ch 1, turn.
19. Sc in each sc across. Sw to green yarn. Ch 1, turn.
20. sc in each sc across. ch 1, turn.
21 - 47. Sc in each sc across. Sw to white yarn. Ch 1, turn.
48. Sc in each sc across. Sw to red yarn. Ch 1, turn.
49. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
50 - 68. Sc in each sc across. Break off yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the side piece to one of the front/back pieces starting at the tip and working your way around. I whipstitched, but use whatever joining method you like. Sew the other front/back piece to the other side, stuffing before it is fully closed. Break off yarn and weave in ends.

Have fun!

11 comments:

  1. Aww.. this is adorable! Love it!

    xoxo
    TilliEllie

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  2. hi ^^

    tx for the nice patterns :)
    I just wanted to tell you, I've just been buying your book on amazon :).
    I'm french and love what your doing with crochet <3
    take care
    Camille

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  3. Thank you both for the compliments! Camille - I hope you enjoy the book! I'd love to see pictures of the food you crochet :)

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  4. hi,I really enjoyed this pattern, I am trying to make a ' fruit basket ' for my little one for her birthday coming up, and this will make a beautiful addition
    thank you very much for sharing it! your book looks very interesting! I added to my ' wish list' on amazon, hoping my husband will buy it for my birtdhay ;)

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  5. Ohoh Iv gotta try this :) Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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  6. Hi Rose,

    I hadnt seen your comment ... tx a lot for your answer (wow - that impress me that you've answerd me, cause your The Rose who made the book...)
    well I wish you an Happy New Year!
    Were can I send you some pic'of what I've made with your book ?
    with love , Camille

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  7. A cute watermelon slice, watermelon being my favorite fruit I'm very excited to make this! XD Thanks for the sweet pattern!
    -Cami/Camille

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  8. on the side part. the white is really 20 something rows? it will go all the way across?

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  9. Hi Jade! There are only two white rows for the side piece - row 19 and row 48. Between those two rows it is all green, for the rind. I hope that helps!
    Rose

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  10. Oh thank you rose!! HAHAHA i ended up not making it the way the pattern says. instead i stopped at the rind and made a green side piece for the rind.

    I'm going to turn this into a coin purse =D

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  11. I Love your book:-)and I have only tried a few recepies:-)I am looking forward til the day my daughter is old enogh to play with her kitchen:-)

    Love Mie (Denmark)
    fri-rummet.blogspot.com

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