Crochet salad
A Playful Craft for Your Little Chefs


About the pattern

Crocheted Salad: A Playful Craft for Your Little Chefs!

 

Craft enthusiasts, I’m excited to introduce a fresh and delightful project today: a crocheted salad. This toy, perfect for little chefs, is a genuine treasure. Imagine children busily selecting crochet foods for their imaginative feasts. Over the years, I’ve crafted everything from vibrant fruits to intricate vegetables. Yet, this crocheted salad stands out from the rest.

Diving into the crochet world, you’ll need a few essentials:

Materials

  • Begin with a 2.5 mm crochet hook, opt for the YarnArt Jeans yarn in a lively green,
  • gather some fluffy stuffing material, and
  • don’t forget a sewing needle with a large eye.

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease

Crochet salad pattern

 

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Salad Core

For starters, focus on the core. This step-by-step pattern ensures a solid foundation.

With green color

Rd 1 – Magic ring with 6 sc (6)

Rd 2 – inc in each stitch (12)

Rd 3 – (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)

Rd 4 – (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)

Rd 5 – (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)

Rd 6 – (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)

Rd 7 – (5 sc, 1 inc) x6 (42)

Rd 8 – (6 sc, 1 inc) x6 (48)

Rd 9 – (7 sc, 1 inc) x6 (54)

Rd 10 – (8 sc, 1 inc) x6 (60)

Rd 11-20. Rounds – 60 sc

Rd 21 – (8 sc, 1 dec) x6 (54)

Rd 22 – (7 sc, 1 dec) x6 (48)

Rd 23 – (6 sc, 1 dec) x6 (42)

Rd 24 – (5 sc, 1 dec) x6 (36)

Rd 25 – (4 sc, 1 dec) x6 (30). Begin stuffing your salad and continue to stuff until the end.

Rd 26 – (3 sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)

Rd 27 – (2 sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)

Rd 28 – (1 sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)

Rd 29 – dec x6 (6) Leave a long tail. Weave the yarn through the front loops of the remaining stitches with a needle and pull tight. Knot and hide the tail.

 

Inner Leaves (make 4)

Next, the inner leaves come into play, adding depth and volume to your salad.

Rd 1 – Magic ring with 6 sc (6)

Rd 2 – inc in each stitch (12)

Rd 3 – (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)

Rd 4 – (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)

Rd 5 – (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)

Rd 6 – (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)

Rd 7 – (5 sc, 1 inc) x6 (42)

Rd 8 – (6 sc, 1 inc) x6 (48)

Rd 9 – (7 sc, 1 inc) x6 (54)

Rd 10 – (8 sc, 1 inc) x6 (60)

Rd 11 – (9 sc, 1 inc) x6 (66)

Rd 12 – (10 sc, 1 inc) x6 (72) Sew the leaves onto the core of the salad.

Outer Leaves (make 4)

Finally, it’s time for the external leaves. These enhance the overall aesthetics and provide a finishing touch

Rd 1- Magic ring with 6 sc (6)

Rd 2 – inc in each stitch (12)

Rd 3 – (1 sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)

Rd 4 – (2 sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)

Rd 5 – (3 sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)

Rd 6 – (4 sc, 1 inc) x6 (36)

Rd 7 – (5 sc, 1 inc) x6 (42)

Rd 8 – (6 sc, 1 inc) x6 (48)

Rd 9 – (7 sc, 1 inc) x6 (54)

Rd 10 – (8 sc, 1 inc) x6 (60)

Rd 11 – (9 sc, 1 inc) x6 (66)

Rd 12 – (10 sc, 1 inc) x6 (72)

Rd 13 – (11 sc, 1 inc) x6 (78)

Rd 14 – (12 sc, 1 inc) x6 (84)

Place the outer leaves between the inner ones and sew them to the outside, adjusting as necessary for a good fit, approximately halfway down the leaf.

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Once assembled, your playful crocheted salad is ready for kids’ imaginative feasts. Moreover, for all craft lovers out there, consider this your next go-to project. As you crochet thisΒ  salad, I encourage you to share your versions and stories. I’m eager to see your take on this delightful piece.

Keep crafting, sharing, and inspiring. Happy crocheting! 🧢πŸ₯—πŸŒŸ