Saturday, February 27, 2010

PATTERNS: Play Food!

It's been a busy couple of weeks with hats and photos! But I fortunately finished up my most recent order on Thursday and had enough time to make some crochet play food for my friends' daughter for her 4th birthday.

I do not have photos (sadly) of any of my handiwork this time since I wanted to spend my time making food for her instead of documenting. I made her:
- A banana and corn (with faces, using THIS fantastic pattern!)
- A giant chocolate chip cookie (I winged this one: start with 6sc into a magic circle and increase until it's the size you want. Make two of those, embroider "chips", then stuff and sc together)

- A set of duos and "oreo" sandwich cookies:
I basically did 3 layers - cookie, cream filling, cookie - all the same and sewed them together.

Rnd 1: 12sc into magic/adjustable ring (12 sts)
Rnd 2: 2sc into each st (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc through both loops all around. Fasten off. (24 sts).
Sew cookies with “wrong” side out so that you get the texture.

While I feared they may be too flat, I think that making the filling the same size as the cookies helped keep it from disappearing (I’m not sure if others do it that way as well as I didn’t really look around much).

- A cupcake (using THIS pattern, modifying it only slightly by combining the first 2 rnds into: 12 dc into a magic ring for both the cake and the frosting.
- A piece of cake (using THIS pattern with white cake/pink frosting/"raspberry" filling and a flower as decor)

- And three strawberries ("body"/red part of strawberry uses THIS pattern, but I made up my own stem & leaves:
My leaves & stem:
Rnd 1: ch2, 6sc into 2nd chain from hook, do not join (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2sc into each st, do not join (12 sts)
Rnd 3: ch4, sl st into same st, sl st into next st, ch3, sl st into same st, rep from with all sts. Fasten off.
Stem: Join yarn to a st in the center of the leaves ON THE “WRONG” SIDE (one of your sc from rnd 1), ch 5, sc back 4, sl st into another st in center of leaves, fasten off. Pull stem through center of leaves.

My stem and leaves need to be sewn to the top of the strawberry and means skipped rnds 7-9 of the Easy Peasy pattern.

They were well received! :) I'll likely make some more and post photos of my handiwork eventually. :)

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