• Elisa

Red Bell Pepper Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019


I remember as a kid I loved playing with food toys!

I used to spend hours selling and buying "fresh products", pretending to cook and prepare delicious dishes for my family in a small and cute toy kitchen 😊.

Play food is a great way for kids to get familiar with products, especially fruits and veggies. We all know how hard can be sometimes to get kids to eat their vegetables...so why not introducing them in a fun and playful way?!?


Today I'm sharing the crochet instructions to create a sweet Red Bell Pepper.


Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Red, Green and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; Two 9mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).


INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.


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LEGS AND BODY (red yarn)

Make two:

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) sc even (16)

4) *7 sc, inc*, repeat ** twice (18)

5) sc even (18); F/O and hide the yarn and stuff the leg

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 3 INSTEAD.

Merge the two legs together:

6) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 17 sc, 1 hdc in each of the 3 stitches between the two legs, keep working on the other leg, 18 sc, 1 hdc in each of the 3 stitches between the two legs (42)

7-11) sc even (42)

12) *6 sc, 1 inc*, repeat** around (48)

13-18) sc even (48); keep stuffing the body

19) *5 sc, 1 inc*, repeat** around (56)

20-22) sc even (56)

23) *6 sc, 1 inc*, repeat** around (64)

24-30) sc even (64)

31) *6 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (56)

32) sc even (56)

33) *5 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (48)

34) *4 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (40); insert the safety eyes between rounds 25/26, 9 stitches apart

35) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (32)

36) *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (24); finish stuffing

37) *1 sc, 1 dec*, repeat** around (16)

38) dec around (8); F/O and close the hole.


Embroider the MOUTH with some black yarn.


CHEEKS (pink yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the piece to the head.


ARMS (red yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3-5) sc even (16); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew

the arm to the side of the body. Stuff the arm firmly.



STEM (green yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) working in BLO, sc even (8)

3) working in both loops now, 3 dec, 1 inc, 3 sc (8)

4-6) sc even (8)

7) working in FLO, inc around (16)

8) working in both loops now, inc around (32); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn for sewing the stem on top of the bell pepper.




I can't wait to see your version of my RED BELL PEPPER! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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