When we were first learning to crochet, we always absolutely marvelled at the way the more advanced “pros” around us were able to make all kinds of shapes and objects using just yarn and their crochet hooks, as if by magic. Until we’d learned and practiced the basic techniques and started to advance a little ourselves, we just couldn’t understand how things like miniature characters or foods were made out of singular strings! Now that we’ve been at it for a number of years, however, structured, miniature, and amigurumi projects are actually some of our very favourites! Lately, we’ve been completely obsessed with the idea of making adorable crocheted fruits, probably because our kitchen is so stocked full of deliciously ripe summer fruits in real life.
Just in case you love the idea of making little corcheted fruit projects just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best (and cutest) ideas, designs, and crochet patterns we’ve come across so far!
1. Amigurumi pineapple
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making an adorable piece of miniature crocheted fruit from scratch, do you want to make sure that it’s the cutest darn piece of woolly summer fruit you’ve ever seen in your life? Then we think perhaps this cute stuffed amigurumi pineapple with a super simply hand stitched small and beaded eyes will be right up your alley! Get the full details on Mysterious Cat.
2. Crocheted fruit tarts
Are you absolutely interested in the idea of crocheting yourself some cute fruit projects but you’re also experienced enough that you crochet quite quickly, so you think perhaps you’d rather make something with more parts, a little more detail, or a complete set? Then we definitely think these adorable yarn fruit tarts featured step by step on Makerist! They’re so fruity looking that we actually started craving berries when we made ours.
3. Free crocheted pear pattern
Now, any crochet enthusiast (or yarn crafting enthusiast of any kind) will attest to how easily recognized stitches are, so there’s no real way to make crocheted fruit look “realistic” per se. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t make simple fruit pieces that are more closely inspired by the real thing rather than bearing extra features like little kawaii faces! These adorable, smoothly stitched pears featured on DIY How To are the perfect example of what we mean.
4. Crocheted strawberries
Did the idea we just mentioned of making “realistic” crocheted fruit really speak to you but you’ve never really liked pears in real life, so you’re not sure you really want to stitch one either? Well, if you’re more of a berry lover, then perhaps these adorable little crocheted strawberries would be a little more up your alley! Happy Berry Crochet shows you not only how to make the basic shapes and colour changes, but also how to hang stitch some simple berry seed detail at the end.